Additional Grief Resources

Organizations:

American Psychiatric Association
1-888-357-7924
www.healthyminds.org

Information about mental heath and choosing a psychiatrist.

American Psychological Association
1-800-374-2721

www.apa.org
Resource for referrals to psychologists.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
(204)784-4073

www.suicideprevention.ca

Online list of Canadian survivor support groups. Promotes public awareness, training, education, advocacy.

The Compassionate Friends
(630) 990-0010

www.compassionatefriends.org
For all parents, siblings, and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child, brother, sister, or grandchild. Sponsors support groups, newsletters, and on-line support groups throughout the country, as well as an annual national conference for bereaved families.

The local Compassionate Friends chapter meets the fourth Sunday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 211 West Chicago Blvd, Tecumseh. For more information please call 517-270-3308 or email TECCF@outlook.com.

The Dougy Center 
- The National Center for Grieving Children & Families
503-775-5683
www.dougy.org

Publishes extensive resources for helping children and teens who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or friend, including, “After Suicide: A Workbook for Grieving Kids.”

Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/mental-health-resources/
Resource specifically for college students to help identify common mental health issues and links to appropriate resources by state of residence.

International Association for Suicide Prevention
Phone: +33 562 29 19 47
http://www.iasp.info
An international organization with a task force and newsletter dedicated specifically to postvention. Website lists organizations and support groups for survivors of suicide loss around the world.

American Association of Suicidology
(202)237-2280
www.suicidology.org

Promotes public awareness, education, and training for professionals, and sponsors an annual “Healing After Suicide” conference for survivors.

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide
1-866-899-5317
www.nopcas.com
Provides resources to minority communities in the areas of survivor support and suicide prevention and education, including sponsoring an annual conference.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

A 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With crisis centers across the country, their mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
(952) 946-7998
www.save.org

Grassroots, non-profit organization that educates about depression and provides resources on suicide and depression, newsletter, and survivor conference.

Suicide Information and Education Centre
(403) 245-3900
www.suicideinfo.ca 

Computer-assisted resource library with an extensive collection of materials on suicide, including information kits, pamphlets, literature searches, and clipping services.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
877-GET-SPRC
www.sprc.org

Features an extensive online library of information on suicide prevention and surviving suicide loss, a nationwide calendar of events, and customized web pages for survivors, teachers, teens, clergy, and more.

Online Support Groups

Many survivors find online support groups to be helpful. These groups can be accessed any time, day or night. Note:The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) makes this directory available as a public service and does not recommend or endorse any of the particular groups listed.

www.suicidegrief.com
Survivor discussion board

www.groww.org/Branches/sos.htm

Online support group

Friends and Families of Suicides
Website and online community

Living Through Suicide
Online support group

Parents of Suicides
Website and online community

Spouses of Suicides
Online support group

Websites:

www.suicidereferencelibrary.com
A resource list created and maintained by volunteers from several online survivor communities.

www.beforetheirtime.org
Before Their Time is a three-volume, six-CD compilation of memorial songs for survivors. From Joan Baez to Cheryl Wheeler, 80 artists contributed songs they wrote after the death of someone they love. A perfect condolence gift that provides comfort through all the stages of grief that survivors encounter.

www.thegiftofkeith.org/info/main_navigation.html
Created by a survivor family that contains information and resources about surviving suicide loss.

www.siblingsurvivors.com
Created by a survivor after she lost her sister to suicide.

www.suicidememorialwall.com
Created to remember some of the names of those who died by suicide and to encourage survivors to better understand the causes of suicide.

www.survivorsofsuicide.com
General information about surviving suicide loss.