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Suicide: Finding Hope welcomes your thoughts, feedback, and events (for our calendar). If there is information about something you would like to learn more about, please contact us and we’ll help you find it: info@suicidefindinghope.com.

If you need support coping with your loss, in the United States please call Friends for Survival at 1-800-646-7322 (available 9:00 am to 9:00 pm PST).

If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

See the resources page under Suicide Loss for organizations to help you cope outside the United States.

Please review our comment guidelines below:

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In creating this site, it was important that it be an opportunity to interact and connect with others touched by suicide. However, due to the sensitive nature of the topic, we ask that you abide by several rules for comments for the safety and security of everyone who uses this site:

  1. If you are concerned about someone’s safety (or your own), do not hesitate to refer them to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255. This number is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

  2. No profanity, no attacking another person, no attacking the deceased person. Everyone who comes to this site is grieving over the loss of a loved one, or wants to help another grieving person.

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We want everyone to have a positive experience using Suicide: Finding Hope. It was created to help people navigate a difficult journey. Please make sure that happens.

Comments

03/21/2017 at 10:33 AM
Ivonne Lizarazo
I hope you don’t mind me reaching out to you on here. I tried to email you but it bounced back. My name is Ivonne Lizarazo and we are working on a wonderful event you might be interested in. We have recently lost 2 young, very beautiful and talented girls to suicide in the last 9 months. Our hearts are beyond broken but out of this devastation something beautiful is starting to organize. One of the girls, Lupe Galluccio, was a professional surfer in Costa Rica. We are trying to organize a retreat, all expenses paid, for mothers who have lost a child to suicide in her memory. We are in the very beginning stages. In 3 days we’ve raised $2,055 but we need help spreading the word. I thought reaching out to organizations like yours might help. If you could forward our information to some people you think might be interested we would really appreciate it! Of course the more money we raise the more mothers we can help heal. The name of the retreat is Vida Asana in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. There will be yoga, meditation, surfing, lots of organic food and of course mothers connecting and sharing in a beautiful healing environment. http://vidaasana.com/ Of course we are also looking for nominations of mothers that could use this retreat. If you would like you can nominate someone please email sean@vidaasana.com We are looking at March 2018 for the retreat. To make a donation and for more details please go to: https://www.gofundme.com/support-a-healing-retreat Here’s is a little memorial video I put together of Lupe Galluccio & Holly Ambrosait that they will be using to promote this retreat. https://youtu.be/_bzjmsifHDs I thank you in advance for your time. Please let me know if you have any questions. spunkadelic@hotmail.com Thank you and God bless.
03/02/2017 at 9:51 AM
Emily S.
I don't know what tab on this site would help me most, but I'm trying to figure out how to handle my dad's family after he committed suicide. They were very abusive and neglectful of him growing up, but he raised us kids to be loving towards them and stay close with them. What do I do?
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