Coping with Suicide Loss

A survivor is a person who has experienced the death of someone close to them by suicide.  If you have lost someone to suicide, we hope to offer something of value during a time that is beyond understanding. Some of the ideas and resources may be of help during this very difficult time of loss. The ideas are based on what has been helpful to many families and friends who have suffered the same kind of loss.  Hopefully, it will be a source of help to you.  Our main hope is that you reach out and contact the resources that are available to you.  The single most important suggestion we have heard from survivors is not to isolate yourself. For ideas and thoughts, please click on the links below.

Teen / Young Adult Survivor


How You Can Help Survivors

Adult Survivor

Tragic Loss Resources


Hurting yourself is NEVER
the right answer.
There are people who can help.

For immediate help call
911 or

Riverside Emergency Services

Newton Wellesley Hospital

To talk with someone call
Samariteen Hotline
1-800-252-TEEN (8336)

Samaritan Helpline
1-877-870-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Support and Help Around You