hands-on-keyboard-1237512-m[1]For Immediate Help:

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

120 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

888-333-AFSP (2377)

 American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20015


 Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

9001 E. Bloomington Fwy., Suite 150

Bloomington, MN 55420


Suggested Websites:

These sites provide clinical information on suicide, suggest tips for the survival or prevention of suicide, and can help in locating local support groups and internet chat groups to connect with other survivors:

 www.afsp,org American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

 American Association of Suicidology

 Suicide Awareness Voices of Education



 National Mental Health Association



Suggested Books From a Christian Perspective:

 Alcorn, Randy.

Heaven. Tyndale, 2004.

 Biebel, David DMin, and Suzanne L. Foster, MA.

Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love. Zondervan, 2005.

 Borntrager, Barbara.

A Mother Held Hostage: My Journey with Jon. 21st Century Press, 2003.

 Byers, Dale A.

Suicide: How God Sustained a Family, Regular Baptist Press, 1991.

 Cox, David, and Candy Arrington.

Aftershock: Help, Hope and Healing in the Wake of Suicide. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishing Group, 2003.

 Hsu, Albert.

Grieiving a Suicide. Do Downer’s Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2002.

 Sackette, Joyce,

Goodbye Jeanine: A Mother’s Faith Journey After Her Daughter’s

Suicide. NavPress, 2005. 

Helpful Books From a Secular Perspective:

 Andersen, Jan.

Chasing Death: Losing a child to Suicide. Perfect Publishers Ltd., 2009.

 Bolton, Iris.

My Son, My Son. Atlanta: Bolton Press, 1983.

 Fine, Carla.

No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One. Doubleday, 1997.

 Haskins, Carol.

Surviving Your Child’s Suicide: A Mother’s Story. Protea Publishing Company, 2000.

 Meyers, Michael, MD, and Carla Fine,

Touched By Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss, Penguin Group, 2006.

Smolin, Ann, CSW, and John Guinan, PhD,

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One. Simon & Schuster, 1993.

 Underwood, Sandra.

Eric’s Story: Surviving A Son’s Suicide. Xlibris, 2004.


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