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Suicide Survivors

Muted Joy: Learning to Live, Love and Laugh Again

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Mom's hearty laugh and gentle voice didn't just lead me to the stage; it lead me back to love, life, and heart-healing laughter.

When Your Knees Hit the Floor: Dealing With Guilt After a Suicide

Kelley Clink | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelley Clink

The intent -- to decrease someone's suffering -- is pure, but the action robs survivors of the validation their grief needs. The most powerful, most helpful thing I know to do is to tell the truth, even when it isn't what I want it to be.

Penciling in Hope: Life After Suffering a Suicide Loss

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

While I have no plans to live on Mars, I would like to start living more fully on planet Earth. I'm sure I'll still have to "take a minute" from time to time as my head and my heart continue to sync up. But in the meantime, I'd like to work on getting back to looking forward. I'd like to pencil in some hope.

Conversations Over a Child's Grave

Sam Fiorella | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Sam Fiorella

From first kiss to first break up, college application to job interview, we parents tend to plan for every situation, every conversation we'll have with our kids -- except for one.

Surviving Suicide: A Mother's Search for Meaning

Allen Frances | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

If a mother can only be as happy as her unhappiest child, the unhappiest of mothers are those whose children have died, particularly when the death wa...

One Thing We're Missing When We Talk About Suicide

Ross Szabo | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

In that moment I realized there was a huge part of me that I hadn't been working on in all of my years of therapy. It was an obvious piece of my cycles of dysfunction, but I was too consumed by my symptoms to see it. Through deep, heaving sobs I finally understood that I hated myself.

WATCH: Inside The Heartbreaking World Of A Suicide Hotline

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia attempts to take his or her own life. According to The Australian Bureau of Statistics, six of them will succee...

8 Ways to Survive a Loved One's Suicide

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Time will help you to heal, even though it seems to get worse before it gets better. Know that as each day, month or year passes, the hurt will lesson. Life will go on, and so will you.

David Wood

Military Suicide Leaves Survivors Struggling With Shame, Guilt, Social Stigma

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact

The first thing that Shanette Booker had to do, when she awoke one dawn to find that her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Andre Booker, had shot himself to de...

David Wood

'I Wasn't The Same Guy, And I Didn't Understand It'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

DURHAM, N.C. -- A story Mike McMichael's grandma told him when he was young probably saved his life. But that was years after he had grown up to be a ...

Care For Suicide Survivors

Rev. Mary Robin Craig | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Rev. Mary Robin Craig

What have I, as a mother and a pastor, learned about care for suicide survivors in the four years since my son's death? As with almost any other form of care for others, the true gift in "talking about suicide" is offered in the form of "listening about suicide."