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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

03/27/2018 at 2:38 AM
Marvalee MacDonald
Looking for a retreat program to get help with learning to cope and move forward from the trauma of finding my husband seconds arfter Suicide???
03/19/2018 at 10:35 AM
dru
My son died by suicide on May 6, 2017. I have searched and searched for answers. My son was 17, a momma's boy, was intelligent, was popular, loved by everyone he came in contact with and had goals of becoming a missionary and was planning his first mission trip for the summer of 2017. He loved God with all his heart and soul. He carried his Bible to school with him everyday and helped so many people and led many to the Lord. Nothing, absolutely nothing made sense. He left a note and told us he loved us but he couldn't fight the war in his mind anymore. He just wanted to stop hurting. Since his death I have encountered so many people who have ignorant uninformed opinions and have never experienced the pain of suicidal ideation or a direct suicide loss. It is hard to have to deal with insensitive ignorant people especially after losing a child. And in my search for answers I found that not only can mental illnesses result in suicide but suicide can also, be a result from a side effect of a prescription medication. Nobody would blame the cancer patient, or diabetic if their disease claimed their life so why do we blame those who died from their mental illness?! I want to thank you for the information you have shared it has helped me.
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