Survivors can contact others with similar losses, share their stories and discuss the many facets of healing. It operates like a 24/7 support group, with trained moderators and a mental health clinician who contributes regularly.
Our forum has over 8,000 members from many cultures and faith traditions. It offers useful information as well as empathy, hope and friendship.
Forum members frequently write that the community makes a significant difference for them. Whether you choose to post, or simply read the posts of other, you will most likely encounter something that informs or guides you in your healing journey.
You will survive. "This forum and the people here told me I was going to survive this, and of course I knew they had to be wrong, but somehow day by day, sometimes hour by hour, I am surviving and you will too. It is extremely hard. This is the hardest thing I have ever went through in my life."
You will find comfort. "Thank you so much to everyone who has responded. There is definitely comfort in reading that people understand what I am going though. ... It's so hard not having my friends and family around after this devastating loss and as a result I feel that there is extra pressure on my husband. Thanks again for your words. I wish I'd found this site earlier."
You are not alone. "I feel this site is a real help. Here where I live there is not much help out there for suicide survivors. ... I feel that when this happens to you, (other) people don't know what to say to you. Mainly they avoid you altogether."
You will gain insight. "Thank you for all your support: Your generous response and heartfelt wishes have made a difference already. ... I hope that I can add as much insight as you are already passing on to me."
You will find friends. " ... the people here are amongst the most beautiful people I've ever known. The caring and support they've shown amazes me daily."
You can survive and go beyond. "It's so empowering to read these posts and realize that we all have things to be proud of, even in the midst of our tragedy and loss. I'm proud to be a part of this forum of wonderful people."