Books & Resources for Survivors
You Are Not Alone!
A letter of comfort from former AAS President Michelle Linn-Gust.
Coping with the Holidays [PDF]
A note from former AAS President Michelle Linn-Gust
A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide
In the U.S., the majority of people who take their lives are working-aged people, and yet workplaces are often unprepared to deal with this crisis. Today the American Association of Suicidology and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention announce the launch of a collaborative publication, in partnership with Crisis Care Network, and the Carson J Spencer Foundation entitled A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide.
Best Practices for Presentations by Suicide Loss and Suicide Attempt Survivors [PDF]
Survivors of Suicide Fact Sheet [PDF]
Discusses common experiences and reactions of those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Helping Survivors of Suicide: What can you do? [PDF]
This is a fact sheet for friends, family members, co-workers, etc. who are looking for information on how to help a survivor of suicide.
Beyond Surviving: 25 Suggestions for Survivors [PDF]
Compiled by survivor-movement pioneer Iris M. Bolton
Books Reviewed and Recommended by AAS for Survivors [PDF]
List of books written for and by survivors.
*Last updated 07/29/2014
Learn how to facilitate a survivor support group.
Our friends over at AFSP offer training for those interested in facilitating a support group.
SOS Handbook [PDF]
SOS en Español [PDF]
The SOS Handbook* is a pocket-sized, quick-reference booklet for suicide survivors. Written by fellow survivor Jeffrey Jackson, it is brief, clear, and packed with essential information covering nearly every aspect of the survivor ordeal – from the emotional roller-coaster, to the elusive quest for “Why?”, to how to find support groups in your area. You can also order the print version of the handbook at the AAS Online Store.
*Statistics are being updated.
Surviving Suicide (Online Subscription)
Surviving Suicide is a quarterly newsletter written for and by survivors of suicide.
To subscribe, please fill out an order form, and fax it or mail it to AAS. If your interested in submitting an article, see our writers guidelines.
Personal Stories from Survivors
Marilyn Koenig: Mother and Survivor [PDF]
By David Davis
Mourning the Loss of a Twin Sibling: Separated at Death [PDF]
By Benjamin Fox
Surviving on Film: Dempsey Rice Pays Tribute to Her Mother [PDF]
By David Davis
Running Through the Pain: Suzy Favor-Hamilton, Survivor and Olympian [PDF]
By Michelle Linn-Gust