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Resources for You 

Resources to help you find the support you need and get you connected to other suicide loss grievers and communities. You will also find suicide prevention and mental health awareness &  education links as well

LINKS to ALL of the Resources listed in "A Survival Guide; Facing Life After Suicide Loss"

What to Do When Someone Dies: A Checklist (from Ever Loved)
Your To-Do List After a Loved One Dies from VeryWellHealth
The "I've Lost Someone" Page on AFSP.com 
Grief Support for Suicide Loss Survivors  from S.A.V.E.org
After a Suicide Resource Directory from PersonalGriefCoach.net
Zoom online web portal for meetings and more connections
No One Should Be Blamed for Suicide by N.A.M.I.
Fingerprint Jewelry and Keepsakes by Legacy Touch
The Ties That Bind Us: Personal Stores at N.A.M.I.
 Top Chef Meals Customizable Prepared Meals. No subscription. No commitments
Freshly: Balanced meals for busy lives. Delivered to you fresh, not frozen
What Does Grief Mean? by LovesLivesOn
INSIGHT TImer App: LIVE Yoga from the worlds best teachers ALSO for MEDITATION and more 
CLICK HERE to get your copy of the guide and the companion guided journal on Amazon

Find Comfort & Connection with items designed specifically for grievers AND one-of-a-kind artisan pieces to memorialize our loved ones 

GO to SHOP HERE

AFSP National Website 

“I’ve Lost Someone” 

You are not alone. Suicide affects millions each year, and thanks to our donors and volunteers—many of whom are loss survivors themselves—we can provide these resources to help you heal. 

With AFSP, you are not alone. Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide. 

(Resource for ALL survivors and awareness advocates)

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N.A.M.I. 

Suicide Survivors; The ties that bind us

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

(Resource for ALL survivors and awareness advocates)

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A COMMUNITY FOR HEALING AFTER
ADDICTION, SUICIDE, OR SUDDEN LOSS

Peer Support for Healing Broken Hearts

Integrative Grief Care, Support Groups and Additional Services 

with a slant toward Child Loss as  the founders lost their son)

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Beginners and Grievers Yoga. Nourishing, Body, Mind & Soul.

Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is about what you learn on the way down.... it can be yours too.
Hi, I am Erin, a passionate Yoga teacher. I have been practicing and teaching since 2009. My offerings include in-person yoga and online classes paid, free, and live. As a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, I teach Beginners and Grievers. 

I offer classes that are trauma-informed and are gentle and mindful.

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The Love of an Animal

Created to honor the memory of Patrick Roemer, a Lake Forest teen who lived with anxiety and depression for most of his life, Paws for Patrick connects emotional support animals (ESAs) and therapy dogs with people living with mental illness.

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Our Mission is to Save Military Lives!

HicksStrong Inc. aims to do this by linking veteran & active duty service members with confidential mental health therapists via telehealth and we cover up to 24 sessions
 

(Resource for military survivors and awareness advocates - especially military, veterans or family)

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Paradisium by Linzi Meaden 

This is 'The Paradisium Tree of Hope & Healing'
offering anyone affected by suicide to find ways to heal.

We Suicide Loss Survivors - Remember - Together We Are Stronger

Think of Paradisium as your Safe Place
To Make New Friends
To Express Your Emotions
To Feel Comfortable Navigating Your Own Grief Journey
 (Resource for ALL survivors but with a slant toward SIBLING Loss as Linzi lost her brother)
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A Private Community for Suicide Loss Survivors 

The loss of her Mum in 2013 had such a profound impact on her life that Caro decided to help others who suffered the same fate as her. Caro is now a Certified NeuroCoach and also completed the ILCT Grief Coaching Course. She uses brain based, science backed methods, as well as drawing from her vast experience, to support her clients to find inner peace and even joy again - for good.

 
 
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Honor Connor | Hold Onto Hope is a non-profit that exists to provide hope & healing to those who’s loved ones have completed suicide.

Our Mission is to provide hope and healing…..and to stop the stigma and start the conversation around mental health, addiction and suicide prevention

(Resource for ALL survivors and awareness advocates )

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Dr. Lenore Matthew PhD., MSW 

Trauma & Grief Specialist * Evidential Psychic Medium  * Young Widow & Survivor of Suicide Loss

Melding science and spirit to help you
heal through trauma and grief,
and find your soul path forward.

Blending my ability of psychic mediumship with my scientific background as a Doctor of Social Work, and my personal experience with trauma and grief as a widow by suicide loss, my mission is to guide you through a process of healing and awakening at mind, body, and soul levels.

 

 
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Rebecca Jax Holistic Healing

Rebecca is a trauma-informed suicide loss mentor, international holistic hypnotherapist, breathwork facilitator, sound healer, reiki practitioner, EFT practitioner, mindfulness and meditation teacher, specialising in spiritual healing for suicide loss. She is the founder of Healing The Loss Of Suicide Journey.
(Resource for ALL survivors but with a slant toward SIBLING Loss as Rebecca lost her brother)
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Grief Reiki

Grief Reiki® LLC is a small business based in Los Angeles, CA. We specialize in integrating the emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of grief through the Japanese Healing Art of Reiki. We offer individual and group coaching, Reiki healing & relaxation sessions, as well as online classes.

(Resource for all survivors - Sharon Ehlers, Grief Reiki, lost her best friend Joy, and ex-fiancé John,  to suicide within 3 years of each other)
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Active Minds

changing the conversation about mental health

Active Minds is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults

We are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.
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Together, we’re changing and saving lives

The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today…and tomorrow.

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The Ollie Foundation

OLLIE is a charity dedicated to delivering suicide awareness, intervention and prevention training by empowering professionals and young adults in their own communities to lead suicide prevention activities.

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The Trevor Project

We’re here for you.

We provide information & support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round.

Reach out to one of our trained counselors.

Call, text, or chat with us anytime you need support. If you are thinking about suicide, or feeling lonely, we’re here to listen.
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Lose a loved one to suicide by firearm? 

The Everytown Survivor Network is a nationwide community of survivors

Survivors working together to end gun violence. The Survivor Network connects survivors to each other, amplifies the power of survivor voices, offers trauma-informed programs, provides information on direct services, and supports survivors who choose to become advocates.

(Resource for ALL survivors and awareness advocates - especially those who have been impacted by firearm loss)

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The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) works to prevent, treat, and cure anxiety disorders and depression.

ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through the alignment of science, treatment, and education.

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Recommended Reading List

(All are linked to Amazon but many may be available on Audible as well) 

 

What Suicide Left Behind by Linzi Meaden

It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand by Megan Divine

Goodnight, Mr. Vincent Van Gogh by Lindsey Doolittle (a book for children)

Your Grief, Your Way: A Year of Practical Guidance and Comfort After Loss by Shelby Forsythia

Permission to Grieve: Creating Grace, Space, & Room to Breathe in the Aftermath of Loss by Shelby Forsythia

Shattered: From Grief to Joy After My Son's Suicide by Rebecca Tervo

Grief Reiki  by Sharon Ehlers

Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by Joanne Caccitore

Diary of a Broken Mind AND Emotionally Naked - Both Books by AnneMoss Rogers 

Mount Hope a fiction novel of Hate & Healing by Kellie Woolf  (former podcast guest & grieving mom)

 

The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations Podcast

Listen to conversations of loss and grief after suicide. This podcast is about surviving life after suicide loss which nothing short of a wasteland of the leftover pieces of your shattered heart. As the host, Melissa, a mother who lost her 21-year old son Alex to suicide in 2016, has real conversations with other loss survivors, healers and mental health experts. There are also shorter. solo episodes where she shares her own thoughts & experiences in this journey so far. She explores relevant topics and asks the hard questions we all need to talk about and hear answers to. Nothing is 'off limit' as she delves into all areas of this grief such as trauma, hope, healing, self-care, & stigma. Melissa believes that we learn to live alongside our grief, not get over it. 
Melissa wants to help others, like herself, go from surviving to finding a life with meaning, maybe even happiness, amid their own leftover pieces.
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Insight Timer YOGA App 

#1 FREE app for sleep, anxiety and stress.

This is a GREAT place for meditations, sleep help, sound healings, music, etc.

(Resource for ALL survivors )

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Scattering CJ the Film

When seemingly happy, travel-infatuated CJ Twomey violently ended his own life at age 20, his family was plunged into unrelenting grief and guilt. In a moment of desperate inspiration, his mother Hallie put out an open call on Facebook, looking only for a handful of travelers who might help fulfill her son's wish to see the world by scattering some of his ashes in a place of beauty or special meaning. 

Scattering CJ had its World Premiere at the Camden International Film Festival in September 2019 and will continue to screen and raise awareness for suicide prevention in communities around the world
(Resource for ALL survivors and awareness advocates)
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All There Is with Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He starts recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love.
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Two Inches Off the Ground Podcast

Join the amazing host J. India for an awesome adventure where the metaphysical meets the practical.

Being enlightened is just like the everyday experience but two inches off the ground, says Zen master D.T. Suzuki. In this podcast, join the collective consciousness to raise your vibration and begin to live your life two inches off the ground.

(Metaphysical Resource for ALL) 

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Not Allowed to Die Podcast with Dan Maigler

As a therapist I have only one rule: you are not allowed to die. On this podcast I will answer questions about therapy, mental health, coaching, or anything else folks want to pick my brain about. I bring 20 years and over 1000 clients worth of experience and hopefully some humor.

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Grief Seeds Podcast 

Intuitive Grief Guide and author Shelby Forsythia offers insights, reframings, metaphors, and visualizations to plants seeds for your healing in life after loss. Because even through grief, we are growing.

(Resource for all survivors - host lost her mother to cancer)

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Good Mourning Grief Podcast

"Through our podcast and Instagram community, our purpose is to provide comfort for others who’ve experienced loss, or be a helpful resource for those supporting someone who is going through a difficult time. Whether you have experienced a big loss, or are somebody's support person, or just want to prepare yourself for when grief strikes, our content will educate and inspire you. This is candid talk for modern grief." - Co-hosts Imogen & Sally

 (Resource for all survivors - both hosts lost their moms and one of the co-hosts lost her mom to suicide in 2020)

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