Resources for Survivors of Suicide Loss

  • GRIEF RESOURCES: A place to start – compiled by SJ4H staff

    This downloadable PDF provides a list of resources that are a starting point to educating oneself and getting connected after the loss of a loved one to suicide. It was compiled by Survivors Joining for Hope staff. The list includes general information about grief and losing a loved one to suicide, as well as a list of places to find support.

  • SOS: A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide by Jeffrey Jackson

    This downloadable booklet (36 small pages) is “for people who have lost a loved one to suicide, written by someone who has suffered the same loss.” It provides an overview for suicide survivors, addressing topics such as the roller coaster of emotions that make suicide different from the grief of other kinds of deaths.

  • Healing After a Suicide Loss in Your Life Booklet

    A downloadable resource and healing guide created by the Helpline Center and SD Behavioral Health Services offering practical support and guidance through your grief journey.  

  • Alliance for Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors

    An online forum to connect with other survivors, practical information on grief and other supportive resources.   

  • Grief After Suicide Loss (SAVE)

    Practical information on grief after loss as well as informational flyers educating about suicide, how to talk to others after a loss (to share with family), and other information about grief.  

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Read stories from other suicide loss survivors, the Resource and Healing Guide, nationwide support groups, international survivors of suicide loss day, and other practical information for after your loss.  

  • Helpline Center – Suicide Loss Survivor Support Site

    Information on Sioux Falls local support group and grief support class, statewide supportive packets, newsletter, caring cards, outreach services, children and teen survivor info and events.  

  • Black Hills Region Survivor Services (Journey On)

    Non-profit local to the Black Hills region providing outreach services, children’s comfort kids, support group, grief support class, suicide loss survivor social group, annual retreat and more.