September Is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

It's September; summer is coming to an end, kids are back in school. And here at LegacyConnect, we are thinking about suicide: how to prevent it and how to support the bereaved.

 

September 4-10, 2011, is designated as National Suicide Prevention Week (www.suicidology.org) and September 10, 2011, is World Suicide Prevention Day (www.iasp.info). American Association of Suicidology President Michelle Linn-Gust encourages everyone to learn about what you can do to help prevent a death by suicide: "Don’t miss out on your chance to learn more about how to help others. Many times we don’t know how much people are hurting until we ask. Don’t be afraid to ask because you never know when you might save a life."

 

What to Do When You Fear Someone May Take Their Life

 

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, LegacyConnect has resources that can help. Get advice from experts like AAS President Michelle Linn-Gust, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and sympathy & condolence experts Robbie Miller Kaplan and Florence Isaacs

                      

Why Did This Happen? What Do I Do Now?

The Road We Don't Choose

The Grief of Sibling Survivors

Military Suicide Loss

Planning a Memorial Service After a Suicide

Supporting the Bereaved After a Suicide

What Not to Say After a Suicide

Youth Suicide: How You Can Help the Survivors

Suicide: Finding Hope - A New Website

 

                         

Or connect with others who are coping with a loved one's death by suicide: 

 

suicide's survivorsSuicide's survivors, a support group for people who have lost loved ones to suicide

 

Losing someone you love to suicide, an ongoing discussion open to all members of the LegacyConnect community

 

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