While no one can erase the pain of losing someone to suicide, getting the support you need can help. Please be aware that the staff of Headquarters Counseling Center is available 24 hours a day, in person or by phone, to provide support and information for people who have experienced the death of someone close (or other concerns).
You may want to read suggestions about "Beyond Surviving" by Iris M. Bolten, author of My Son, My Son.
Headquarters facilitates a support group for people who have lost someone to suicide, as well as maintaining additional resources on suicide and bereavement- contact us for more information.
The Compassionate Friends has unveiled a web version of a new video After a Child Dies. "We believe After a Child Dies will offer insight, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents, and
to those who care about them." After a Child Dies is now available to view online. Those using Firefox browsers may be unable to view the video and should switch to a different browser.
In addition to Headquarters, there are many resources for people who have lost someone to suicide (also known as "Survivors of Suicide").
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Their website is designed as a resource for anyone concerned about suicide, including AAS members, suicide researchers, therapists, prevention specialists, survivors of suicide, and people who are themselves in cr isis.
American Association of Suicidology
4201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
AFSP is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. The Foundation's activities include: 1) Supporting research projects that help further the understanding and treatment of depression and the prevention of suicide; 2) Providing information and education about depression and suicide; 3) Promoting professional education for the recognition and treatment of depressed and suicidal individuals; 4) Publicizing the magnitude of the problems of depression and suicide and the need for research, prevention and treatment; and 5) Supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
toll-free phone: 888/333-AFSP (888/333-2377)
NOPCAS is a non profit organization founded by three African-American suicide survivors. Its goals are to bring suicide and depression awareness to minority communities that have historically been discounted from traditional awareness programs.
4715 Sargent Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20017
Toll Free Number: 866/899-5317 (voicemail and fax)
Main Number: 202/549-6039
SPAN USA promotes advocacy by raising awareness and creating political will to develop and fund a first-ever National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Saving lives through suicide prevention is their goal. National organization that links the energy of those bereaved by suicide with the expertise of leaders in science, business, government and public service to achieve the goal of significantly reducing the national rate of suicide by the year 2010.
5034 Odins Way
Marietta, GA 30068
toll-free phone: 888/649-1366
The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.
The Compassionate Friends, Inc.
P. O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
toll-free phone: 877/969-0010
The QPR Institute has made the electronic version of the book Suicide: the Forever Decision, for Those Thinking about Suicide and for those Who Know, Love and Counsel Them by Paul Quinnett , Ph.D. available as a free download. Instructions for the download are on our web site, including links to free enabling download software for those who need it.
Paul Quinnett , Ph.D.
Director, QPR Institute
P.O. Box 2867
Spokane, WA 99220
Institute phone: 1-888-726-7926
One of the oldest continually existing 24 hour counseling centers in the nation. HQCC Provides suicide prevention education, suicide crisis counseling, suicide bereavement support, as well as assistance for other personal concerns. Member of Kansas Suicide Prevention Steering Committee. Member of, and certified by, AAS . The first Kansas center to participate in the National Hopeline Network.
Headquarters Counseling Center
211 E. 8th St., Suite C
P. O. Box 999
Lawrence, KS 66044
phone: 785/841-2345 or 888/899-2345 from Baldwin City , Kansas
NAMI Kansas is a state affiliate of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. We provide support, advocacy and education dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals affected by brain disorders that manifest as mental illness.
NAMI - Kansas
112 SW 6 th, Suite 505
P. O. Box 675
Topeka, KS 66601
toll-free phone: (800)539-2660
Sponsored By: The Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Task Force
Dates Held: First and Third Monday of each month
Location: 731 N. Water #2, Wichita, KS
For more information and/or a brochure, call 316/660-7500
Our trained volunteer and paid staff improve the emotional well-being and safety of adults and children through readily available counseling, education, and information services. Headquarters provides services that are free, confidential, and availabe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.