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Resources and Training for Attempt Survivors

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People who have survived a suicide attempt need support to help them along the path toward healing. Here are some resources that may be useful.

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This webpage walks you through common experiences and personal action steps to take after an attempt.

Helpful information from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for attempt survivors. It includes getting support and making a safety plan for yourself.

Suicide Attempt Survivors is an eight-week, closed support group for adults (18+) who have survived their own suicide attempt. It runs several times throughout the year and is open to adults in Rhode Island or nearby Connecticut. The group takes place in Hope Valley, RI. Interested people should contact Erin Goodman at 401-539-2461, Ext. 315 or email

Training is available for Attempt Survivors

Now Matters Now, a skills-based site grounded in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, offers free training for those with suicidal thoughts, substance or mental health problems or their family members and friends. It also offers courses for healthcare, crisis, peer support service and school counseling providers.

A course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It focuses on reaching out to provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

A one-hour training focused on “gatekeepers”—people in a position to recognize a crisis and do something about it. A gatekeeper can be a friend, coworker, teacher, boss, or parent.