For New Survivors
“A deep distress has humanized my soul.”
If you are reading this, it is probable that someone very important to you died by suicide. First and foremost, I want to extend my heartfelt condolences on your loss.
If you were very close to the person who died, and your grief is new, you may be struggling to get through each hour and each day. With the death of your loved one, you may feel thrust onto a surreal journey, not of your own choosing.
Our website contains information and resources as well as essays, stories, and tips from other loss survivors. There are many people in our community forum who have lost loved ones to suicide. They will understand what you are going through.
Above all, it is important to know that, with time, healing does occur. People endure, survive, and even eventually go beyond “just surviving” to experience happy and meaningful lives. Those who have traveled this path before you will reach out with support. You are not alone.
With prayers for your healing,
Ronnie Susan Walker MS, LCPC
Founder, Alliance of Hope
Things That Help
By Alliance of Hope
25 Suggestions for Survivors
By Iris Bolton
Letter to the Newly Bereaved
By Susan Auerbach
How to talk about the suicide of your loved one
By by Ronnie Walker MS, LCPC
Help & Hope for Survivors of Suicide Loss
By STOP Suicide Northeast Indiana
Writing the Obituary: Where to Start
By Ronnie Walker MS, LCPC