Survivors of Suicide Loss
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The death of a loved one by their own hand can leave us with many questions, many overwhelming emotions, and endless uncertainties. The following resources and links may assist in taking away some of that uncertainty.
"If you or someone you know is affected by suicide, please call for help. Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline center for Kansas. Reach them free of charge, 24/7 at 800.273.8255 or 785.841.2345"
The Greater Kansas American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. They provide the following:
- Provide middle and high schools the More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel DVD training.
- Provide scholarships to AFSP Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Group training to those individuals whom are starting a Suicide Support Group.
- Provide scholarships to field advocates to attend the annual AFSP Advocacy Forum.
- Provide local Support Groups and multiple businesses educational and informational brochures, and DVD's. They also provide information to individuals and families who are in crisis or who have just been through the loss of a loved one by request or are requested by other individuals.
- Reach out to the community through health fairs, set up informational tables with volunteers to provide support at community events.
- Host multiple Survivors Day events each November.