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    1. Read Forum Guidelines & Meet the Moderators

      Our culture -- Guidelines for using a public forum -- Meet the moderators
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    2. Suggestions, Feedback, and Official Announcements

      Read announcements here. Post suggestions to help us improve.
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    1. Introduce Yourself

      Just joined? Make your introductory post here and subsequent posts on other topics, in the most appropriate forums below.
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      Changed4Ever Latest: Miss My Lovely Son So Much. Changed4Ever, Mar 25, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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    2. Share About Your Loved One

      Our loved ones brought much into this world. This is a place to share about who they were: their talents and passions, their hopes and dreams, their challenges, accomplishments and contributions.
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      Lotusblossom Latest: Sunsets Lotusblossom, Mar 25, 2017 at 8:27 PM
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    3. We Remember Birthdays & Anniversaries

      If the person you remember was born or died during the present month, we invite you to honor them. What gifts and blessings did they bring into this world?
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      Christine B Latest: Its Been One Year Today! Christine B, Mar 25, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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    1. The Survivor Experience

      Those who have lost loved ones to suicide know that there no experience quite like it. This is a place to share any aspect of your experience with others who understand.
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      pass1945 Latest: Having A Bad Day pass1945, Mar 25, 2017 at 9:32 PM
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    2. Signs, Serendipity, Life after Life

      Many people have a sense that their loved one is not "gone" but has "crossed over" to some other dimension. Have you had experiences in which you have felt the presence of your loved one?
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    3. Secondary Wounds

      Sometimes, survivors experience additional pain when others do not understand, let them down, or blame them. These additional "wounds" are very painful because they are already raw with grief. Has this happened to you? Would you like to share about it?
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      Krisanc19 Latest: Jealous Krisanc19, Mar 25, 2017 at 9:54 PM
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    4. Guilt, Blame & Forgiveness

      Guilt and Blame are quick to surface in the swirl of emotions following a suicide. As healing takes place, many survivors find that Forgiveness does not change the past, but it changes some of the pain of the past and unlocks a door to the future. What have you noticed about guilt, blame or forgiveness?
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    5. Accomplishments

      Healing after suicide requires courage as well as hard work. We take ground inch by inch. This is a place to acknowledge accomplishments and achievements (large and small). Did you take a shower? Leave the house? Organize, complete or communicate something? What has been happening?
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      TigerLily Latest: A Good Deed TigerLily, Mar 22, 2017 at 9:48 PM
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    6. What Helps?

      It's as simple as that! What helps you get through the day, the night, find your way in the world?
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    7. Turning Back Into Life

      At some point on the path of grief, almost imperceptibly, our challenges and accomplishments shift. If you are at the point where you are beginning to “turn back into life,” what are you noticing? How is this shift showing up for you?
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      Krisanc19 Latest: Feeling Down Krisanc19, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:00 PM
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    8. Sleep & Dreams

      Survivors often report difficulty falling or staying asleep. Many also experience dreams about the deceased. Some dreams feel comforting -- some are troubling. What has been happening for you?
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      Siobhanfm Latest: Waking At 3am Every Night Siobhanfm, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:00 PM
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    9. Pets

      Have you been comforted by pets ... or felt that they shared your grief? Post about that here.
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    10. Medications

      This is a place to discuss / debate the benefits, side-effects, recent news ... anything having to do with medications. DISCLAIMER: The opinions in this section are personal and may not be right for you. Consult your own physician for all medical decisions.
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      MarianneS Latest: Lexapro MarianneS, Mar 17, 2017
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    11. Addictions

      A place to discuss addictions and self-destructive behavior suffered by those who have died, as well as those who grieve their loss.
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      Peter Latest: Without My Drug Of Choice And I Want To Die Peter, Mar 25, 2017 at 2:15 PM
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    12. Holidays, Anniversaries & Special Occasions

      A place to share thoughts, feelings, concerns, accomplishments, and tips for getting through those special days.
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      LisaC Latest: Kelly's Birthday LisaC, Mar 16, 2017
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    1. BrightLight Latest: Va Benefits BrightLight, Mar 7, 2017
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    2. Meadow's Mom Latest: After The Badge Meadow's Mom, Feb 17, 2017
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    1. Jennifers7 Latest: Being Around Families In Public Jennifers7, Mar 25, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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    2. BAR257 Latest: We Had Plans... BAR257, Jan 17, 2017
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    3. Rainy Latest: How Children Grieve Rainy, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:51 PM
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