Suicide: Coping with the loss of a friend or loved one

Information

Type:  Brochure/Booklet
Author:  Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Publisher:  Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

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Created by Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), Suicide: Coping with the Loss of a Friend or Loved One is a 23-page booklet that contains useful information for those who have suffered the loss of a friend or loved one to suicide (survivors of suicide loss). It is available from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) for $10.00 each as of this writing (April, 2017). The booklet includes:

  • Advice for survivors, from survivors.
  • Recommendations for how to deal with grief, anger and other emotions related to loss.
  • Questions and answers about suicide.
  • Suggestions for how to talk to children and others about suicide loss.
  • Resources for additional information.

Suicide: Coping with the Loss of a Friend or Loved One was developed by the staff of SAVE. SAVE’s mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma, and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide.

Objectives:

Those who read the brochure will have:

  1. Increased knowledge of the emotions related to suicide loss.
  2. Increased knowledge about suicide and its causes.
  3. Increased knowledge about how to discuss suicide loss with family and friends.
  4. Increased knowledge of additional resources related to suicide loss.

Implementation essential

When possible, those who distribute the brochure should be aware of local helping resources, including support groups.

2012 NSSP Objectives Addressed: 

Objective 10.3: Engage suicide attempt survivors in suicide prevention planning, including support services, treatment, community suicide prevention education, and the development of guidelines and protocols for suicide attempt survivor support groups.
Populations:  Survivors of Suicide Loss
Settings:  Communities, Family Members and Caregivers
Strategies:  Postvention