Death by suicide stuns with soul-crushing surprise, leaving us confused, shaken, and traumatized. When my husband of 10 years died by suicide, I didn't have time to attend a NAMI support network meeting -- I was much more concerned with making sure my 9-year-old daughter had the resources and support she needed to grieve properly. I was also working full-time to support our family and the idea of spending a weeknight away from my daughter seemed impossibly self-indulgent.
I'm thrilled to learn about the Alliance of Hope. It is the leading online, interactive source of support for suicide loss survivors, a peer-based, clinically moderated forum with more than 10,000 active members.
When you've lost someone to suicide getting dressed is difficult. This format allows even the most grief stricken to get support in the simplest way; immediately, face-to-face, online.
Every day, the Alliance of Hope helps people who have lost loved ones to suicide get through the darkest hours of their lives. It's been a lifeline to thousands of loss survivors -- many of whom live in rural areas, and have no other source of grief support. Please consider learning more about the Alliance of Hope and supporting its lifesaving mission by clicking here.
If you -- or someone you know -- need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.