We have posted an about.me page as yet another way to get the news out about our ongoing support for those who have lost a loved to suicide. It has contained within it our introductory announcement and links to this page and our Facebook page.
We offer here to all those who have suffered the terrible loss of a loved one to suicide the powerful words of a member of our SOS Loss Support Group. Please click here to explore the witty, poignant, brash and at times elegant words of The Rad Widow. Particularly astute is her rendering of coping, growing, and sharing in Surviving the Stigma of Suicide…
Sometimes in life, events occur that fracture the very foundation on which we stand. Our life, as we have known it, is forever changed and we find ourselves in an unexpected struggle, first just to survive and then to move forward.
The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors provides healing support for people coping with the shock, excruciating grief and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide. We hope that you will find resources here to help you deal with, and eventually heal from, what may well be the worst pain you will ever feel.
Go here for more information about this wonderful organization that is located in Evanston, Illinois.
“Preventing suicide is about much more than reaching out only when someone’s in a crisis and is in imminent danger of killing themselves.
“The best prevention starts long before that, in stopping people from becoming suicidal in the first place, said Dr. Eric Caine, co-director of the URMC Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide.
“But to do that, people in our society must become more willing and open to talking freely about mental illness.
“Making that happen is the aim of author and actress Mariel Hemingway, who visited the University of Rochester Medical Center on Saturday. Her grandfather, literary icon Ernest Hemingway, committed suicide in 1961, and her sister, Margaux, a model and actress, died of a drug overdose in 1996.”
To read the remainder of this terrific article click here.
Group tonight… Hope to see you there. We are back in the Dana Center from the beginning of the year. If you need directions or extra help getting there call us at (207) 409-6226.
Dear Ones – Tonight is the 4th Monday of February and we will be having group as usual at 7pm. Careful driving in as the roads are slippery and may be freezing.