If you have lost a loved one to suicide, I hope the following resources are beneficial in your healing.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has information on how to take care of yourself, how to help someone else, and stories of hope and recovery.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a wealth of resources including support group information, books, and more.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has a comprehensive PDF of websites, information, and guides for suicide loss survivors.
The American Association of Suicidology has personal stories of survivors, a quick reference book for survivors, and recommended books.
Free Depression Screening
You can take a free mental health depression screening online. It’s anonymous too. This screening takes about 1 minute to complete. At the end of the screening you will be connected to additional mental health resources. Take a free and anonymous screening at Help Yourself, Help Others. *Please note that screening are for informational and educational purposes.
Remember, no great misery goes unnoticed, if you are struggling with your mental health, be sure to reach out to a qualified mental health professional. If you are considering suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, call 9-1-1, or visit the closest emergency room.
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Jeff Simms is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Counselor in private practice in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Jeff works with adults that want to get better dealing with their anxiety, depression, PTSD, and marriage.