Survivors of Suicide

A "Survivor of Suicide" is someone who has had a family or friend who has died by suicide.


Suicide postvention can reduce the negative effects of a tragedy on youth and other members of the community.

The loss of a life by suicide can have a devastating impact within a community. The suicide of a student, faculty or staff member specifically creates severe problems in a school community. Knowing how to address this tragedy effectively when it occurs can often be a crucial factor in preventing contagion and providing the necessary supports for students and staff.

Grief Resources

The following are local, regional and national resources to help survivors navigate their complicated grief and loss:

  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group
    A local support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
  • American Association of Suicidology
    You are not alone! There are roughly 36,000 suicides annually in the U.S It is estimated that for every suicide there are 6 survivors. So, approximately 5.4 million Americans became survivors of suicide in the last 25 years.

  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group Email
    Phone: 734-761-2988

  • Grief Net is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.

  • Family Crisis Center of Washtenaw

    • Every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • $5 per Person
    • The Family Crisis Center of Washtenaw
      2385 S Huron Parkway
      Suite 2N
      Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    • To learn more about the meeting, contact Edwina at 734-255-8082 or Kathy at 734-660-7059.