Survivors is a self-help support group for people who have lost someone to suicide. Participants can gain comfort and understanding from others who know first-hand what it’s like to experience this kind of loss, and is dedicated to helping people cope with their loss so they can survive this experience and get on with their lives.
Survivors can help you cope with:
- explaining the death to others
- dealing with children
- altered lifestyles
- suicidal thoughts
- birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays
- emotions you wish you didn’t have
- feelings you think you shouldn’t have
You can help someone who has
lost a loved one to suicide by:
- listening and encouraging them to talk
- accepting their rage
- letting them experience their emotions, not bottling them up
- suggesting they call the Support Hotline
- suggesting they join Survivors
For more information on Survivors, call Barbara Medlock 330-434-1214, extension 4106.
If you just need to talk to someone about what you’re feeling and the struggles you are facing, call Portage Path’s Support Hotline, 330-434-9144. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…whenever you need it most. Support can help you through any crisis.
“At every crisis in one’s life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud, without restraint or misgiving.”
– Woodrow Wilson