Losing Someone to Suicide

Healing from Losing Someone to Suicide

Healing from Losing Someone to Suicide


If you have recently lost a friend or loved one to suicide, there is help and support available. Survivors of Suicide have communities all over Tennessee and nationally to support one another during the experience of a suicide loss. You can find in-person or online support from the resources listed below.

SOS: A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide

Published by the American Association of Suicidology, this handbook was written by someone who lost a loved one to suicide and addresses specific aspects of suicide loss and grief and how to move forward towards healing.

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network includes listings of meetings for Survivors of Suicide support groups across the Tennessee. You can find a listing near you in Tennessee as well as additional resources for survivors

Alliance of Hope

Online website and a nonprofit organization established by a survivor of suicide to provide online resources and a community forum to be connected to other survivors of suicide loss.

Help & Hope: For Survivors of Suicide Loss

This is a handbook and resource guide for those who have lost a friend or loved one to suicide, including ways to talk with children about suicide loss, memorials and how to remember a loved one, questions about social media, and financial concerns after a loss. This comes from an initiative out of Indiana, so the resources will be Indiana-based, but the handbook itself includes helpful information for survivors of suicide loss.