Adult Survivor

A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide by Jeffrey Jackson is a very helpful and compassionate guide for those grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. It can be viewed and downloaded from the American Association of Suiciology website.

Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families after a Suicide by Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch can be purchased through This is a healing guide written with compassion and insight by Beverly Cobain, a psychiatric nurse and cousin of Kurt Cobain who died by suicide and Jean Larch, a crisis intervention specialist.

Understanding Your Grief; Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph D, a helpful guide, is available through


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