Resources and Training for Loss Survivors
Resources and Training for
People who have lost a loved one to suicide are at higher risk for suicide. They often experience the same feelings as other people suffering from the death of a loved one. Suicide loss survivors may also feel guilt, shame, anger, confusion, stigma, isolation, and a need to hide the cause of death. Connecting with others who have shared similar experiences can help.
Clinicians at Bradley Hospital made a coloring book to help children open up and talk to adults about their feelings of grief. You can access the book here in Spanish and English.
Information about counseling, support groups, retreats, and other services for loss survivors in Rhode Island.
Resources for loss survivors, including things to read, one-to-one support, and links to support groups.
Training is available for Loss Survivors
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers this suicide prevention training available for general audiences with specific modules for seniors, LGBTQ people, and workplace settings.
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.