The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides healing support for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. It was founded in 2008 by Ronnie Walker, a licensed clinical mental health counselor who lost her stepson to suicide in 1995.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately one million people die by suicide annually. For each of those victims, eight other people are profoundly affected by a devastating grief that is not well-understood by most professionals, let alone the general public. Our services help people survive the lonely and tumultuous aftermath of loss and eventually go beyond just surviving, to again lead meaningful and productive lives.
It is our aim to ensure that no survivor goes without the support they need. Since our founding, we have helped thousands of survivors from many cultures and faith traditions all over the world.
Our Website and Forum:
Our community forum hosts thousands of members from around the world and more than 75,000 posts describing the survivor experience. It is carefully tended by a mental health counselor and trained team of veteran-survivor moderators. Many members tell us it is their “lifeline.”
We have been recommended by major international organizations such as the American Association of Suicidology, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, Canadian Mental Health Association, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) and many others. In 2011 and 2012, we were rated a Top Health Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.
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