A "Survivor of Suicide" is someone who has had a family or friend who has died by suicide.
Suicide postvention can reduce the negative effects of a tragedy on youth and other members of the community.
The loss of a life by suicide can have a devastating impact within a community. The suicide of a student, faculty or staff member specifically creates severe problems in a school community. Knowing how to address this tragedy effectively when it occurs can often be a crucial factor in preventing contagion and providing the necessary supports for students and staff.
The following are local, regional and national resources to help survivors navigate their complicated grief and loss:
American Association of Suicidology You are not alone! There are roughly 36,000 suicides annually in the U.S It is estimated that for every suicide there are 6 survivors. So, approximately 5.4 million Americans became survivors of suicide in the last 25 years.