by Jan McDaniel
I am thankful I was able to attend (virtually) the American Association of Suicidology's 2020 Healing After Suicide Loss Conference. Seeing faces on the screen and knowing over a thousand other people like me - people who have lost loved ones to suicide - were listening made me feel connected and not isolated in my home alone.
Ronnie Susan Walker, founder and director of the Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors, accepted the 2020 Loss Survivor Recognition Award "in appreciation of your tireless effort, inspiring leadership, and invaluable contributions." Learn more about the American Association of Suicidology.
Choosing a path after loss to suicide is very difficult. But healing is possible. Learn about our community forum at the Alliance here. Find other survivors who can support you on your journey in the aftermath of loss.
No matter who you lost or how long it has been since your life was devastated, you can survive, find a new way to hold the love you shared with the person you lost, and rebuild a life that is good.
Way for Hope
Losing someone you love is difficult, but it can mean a lot to hear from others traveling similar paths.
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Links of Value:
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Word of God
"My Story" Big Daddy Weave
"Hope in Front of Me"
The Joy FM
Traumatic loss or preexisting conditions can worsen mental health. Use this info graphic to find help.
"Take Charge of Your Mental Health" - a free download from www.nami.org: