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Suicide Survivor's Bill of Rights

By JoAnn C. Mecca
 
 
I have the right to be free of guilt.
 
I have the right not to feel responsible for the suicide death.
 
I have the right to express my feelings and emotions, even if they do not seem acceptable,
as long as they do not interfere with the rights of others.
 
I have the right to have my questions answered honestly by authorities and family members.
 
I have the right not to be deceived because others feel they can spare me further grief.
 
I hove the right to maintain a sense of hopefulness.
 
I have the right to peace and dignity
 
I have the right to positive feelings about the one I lost through suicide, regardless of the
events prior to or at the time of the untimely death.
 
I have the right to retain my individuality and not be judged because of the suicide death.
 
I have to right to seek counseling and a support group to enable me to honestly explore my
feelings to further the acceptance process.
 
I have the right to reach acceptance.
 
I have the right to a new beginning.
 
I have the right to be.

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