Groups of Mutual Support – Leaders Guide

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR SURVIVORS AFTER SUICIDE. Every community experiences deaths by suicide. When an intentionally self-inflicted death occurs families and friends suffer a magnitude of isolated, complicated grief. Because the grief that follows suicide is different from grief resulting from other causes of death there is seldom the understanding, reinforcement, guidance and role modeling for…

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Supporting Children After Suicide Booklet

Information for parents and other care givers.The following information has been written with the help of children and parents bereaved by suicide. The information is meant to be a guide to assist you in supporting your children. If you have any questions about this information or would like some extra support please contact one of…

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Supporting Children After Suicide

Information for parents and other care givers The following information has been written with the help of children and parentsbereaved by suicide. The information is meant to be a guide to assist you in supportingyour children. If you have any questions about this information or would like some extrasupport please contact one of the services…

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Preventing Suicide: How to Start a Survivors’ Group

Evidence strongly suggests that self-help support groups are a powerful and constructive means for people to help themselves and each other. It has been shown that the groups can make a significant contribution to positive outcomes for those who participate. There appears to be an increasing tendency for individuals to get together and form such…

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Practice Handbook: Suicide Bereavement Support Group Facilitation

Evidence (Beautrais, 2004; Campbell, 1997; Campbell, Cataldie, McIntosh & Millet, 2004; Davis &Hinger, 2005; Hatton & Valente, 1981; Hopmeyer & Werk, 1993; Murphy, Johnson & Lohan, 2003Parrish & Tunkle, 2005; Pietila, 2002) from research has shown that people bereaved by suicidehave different emotional experiences of grief and a potentially higher risk of poor grief outcomesthan…

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Basics of Facilitating Survivors Support Group

The importance of providing support to survivors of suicide – those who have lost someone to suicide – is atthe very core of the Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN USA). The national, nonprofit organization wasfounded in 1996 by Gerald and Elsie Weyrauch of Marietta, Georgia, survivors of the suicide of their 34-year-old physician daughter, Terri.…

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