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People who have lost a loved one to suicide, e.g. parents, family, friends.
 
After a suicide: A postvention prevention primer for providers
Geared toward behavioral health care providers, this newsletter article examines many aspects of responding to survivors including what to say or not say, ways in which grief differs from that of other deaths, associations between mental illness and suicide or suicide loss, and postvention "first aid".
: http://lifegard.tripod.com/After_a_Suicide.pdf
 
After a suicide: Recommendations for religious services and other public memorial observancesA guide to help community and faith leaders who plan memorial observances and provide support for individuals after the loss of a loved one to suicide. URL: http://www.sprc.org/library/aftersuicide.pdf
 
The basics: Facilitating a suicide survivors support group
Guide provides group planning suggestions, multiple handouts and resources which can be used by group facilitators, and reflections from a survivor perspective. http://www.spanusa.org/files/General_Documents/The_Basics_Facilitator_Guide.pdf

 
Channeling grief into policy change: Survivor advocacy for injury prevention
Volume 13 of the Injury Prevention Network Newsletter. Discusses how survivors can become advocates in injury prevention. Provides examples as well as how to tips.
http://www.traumaf.org/images/IPNweb.pdf
 
 
Child survivors of suicide: A guidebook for those who care for them
Physical Location/Acquisition Information: Available for $10.00/copy from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention online store. Also available in Spanish. This 20 page paperback guide offers guidance for family members, educators and others who interact with young survivors.
http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=shop.productDetails&product_id=B157BA8B-E4F7-BBE9-EA7A81D1FA6268D4
 
Clinicians as survivors: After a suicide loss
The Clinician Survivor Task Force, under the auspices of the American Association of Suicidology, will provide consultation, support and education to psychotherapists and other mental health professionals to assist them in understanding and responding to their personal/professional loss resulting from the suicide death of a patient/client. Their site contains links to rescources, personal accounts, and therapists that can be contacted.
http://mypage.iusb.edu/~jmcintos/therapists_mainpg.htm
 
Considerations for school settings
This information sheet describes appropriate after-care for students, staff, and parents after a suicide or attempt to ensure their safety and prevent future attempts.
http://ww3.suicideinfo.ca/ForProfessionals/SchoolSettings/tabid/714/Default.aspx
 
 
Facilitating suicide bereavement support groups: A self-study package
Contains a comprehensive 95-page guide to effective support group facilitation and a 90-minute companion DVD. The package is available for $75 at the link provided above.
http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=shop.productDetails&product_id=D62B461A-E40A-1019-4BF690D30D40D51F
 
 
Girlfriends' guide to what to expect when your girlfriend grievin.
A manual for survivors' friends.http://www.sprc.org/library/gfriendsurvguide.pdf
  
 
HeartBeat groups of mutual support leader's guide
Guidelines on how to start a chapter of a HeartBeat support group. The information included in the guidelines can be used as a general reference on how to start a suicide survivor support group. http://www.heartbeatsurvivorsaftersuicide.org/docs/guidelines.doc
 
Help at hand: Supporting survivors of suicide loss: A guide for funeral directorsPhysical Location/Acquisition Information: This 16-page brochure for funeral directors who are working with suicide survivors covers what's different about suicide deaths, tending to the complex needs of survivors, and dealing with compassion fatigue. This resource has been included in Section III of the AFSP/SPRC Best Practices Registry (BPR). To learn more about Section III, Adherence to Standards, and link to a profile of the guide, visit http://www2.sprc.org/bpr/section-iii-adherence-standards
http://www.sprc.org/library/funeraldirectors.pdf
 
Parent information sheets
This webpage, which includes seven multiple media links, relates stories of parents who have lost a child to suicide and provides guidance to parents on how to talk to their teens about suicide, suicide contagion, or the death of a friend by suicide. http://www.sptsnj.org/parents/
 
 
Preventing suicide: How to start a survivors' group
This manual discusses needs of suicide survivors, ways in which self-help groups can help as well as providing guidance on how to establish a survivors' support group  http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/resource_survivors.pdf
 
SOS: A handbook for survivors of suicide
The SOS Handbook is designed to be a pocket-sized, quick-reference booklet for suicide survivors.
http://www.sprc.org/library/SOS_handbook.pdf
 
Suicide prevention dialogue with consumers and survivors: From pain to promise
Recaps a meeting involving survivors of suicide attempts, health care professionals, researchers and policymakers to discuss factors in recovery and suicide prevention and develop recommendations to enhance dialogue around this issue and improve services. http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA10-4589
 
 
Suicide survivor resources
Suicide survivor support groups are listed with links to organization websites. http://www.sprc.org/library/survresources.pdf
 
Suicide survivors (SPRC Customized Information Series)
Information for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. Includes information on self-care, helping children cope, and survivor support groups.
http://www.sprc.org/featured_resources/customized/survivors.asp
 
Suicide survivors: Tips for professionals
Free registration needed to view full article. Discusses how health professionals can manage care fore suicide survivors.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/460958

 

Supporting and collaborating with survivors of suicide and suicide attempts

State/Tribal/Adolescents at Risk Suicide Prevention Grantee Technical Assistance Meeting. December 12�14, 2006, North Bethesda, MD. Presents evidence base for programs to support survivors and describes existing programs. Describes ways of engaging survivors in state planning, advocacy, and programs.
http://www.sprc.org/grantees/pdf/2006/JerryReed_Survivors.pdf
 

 
Surviving a suicide loss: A financial guide
This Web site is for survivors who have lost a spouse, parent, child, or other loved one to suicide and need to make financial decisions regarding their loss. The guide includes printable worksheets, survivor's stories, a glossary, and a list of resources. http://www.afsp.org/financialguide/
 
 
 
Surviving after suicide
Survivors of suicide represent the largest mental health casualties related to suicide.This fact sheet describes: suicidal grief; major sources of support; and children as survivors. Click on Surviving after Suicide [PDF] link.
http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/stats-and-tools/fact-sheets