Welcome to Our Community

Looking for support after a suicide? Join our community today.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  1. Community Groups -- Under Construction

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  • About Us

    The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors, a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit, provides healing support for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. Our staff, volunteers, community members and clients are survivors from diverse cultures and faith traditions, bound together by similar loss.
  • Our Mission

    Kindness matters. For those who've lost a loved one to suicide, it matters a lot. We provide healing, compassionate support to those who are suffering through the lonely and tumultuous aftermath of suicide. Our services help people survive and go beyond just surviving, to lead productive lives filled with meaning and joy.
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