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Suicide Survivors: The Importance of Joining
a Suicide Survivor Support Group

Suicide Survivors: The Importance of Joining
a Suicide Survivor Support Group

by Kevin Caruso

Innumerable suicide survivors have told me that suicide support groups have been of immeasurable help to them. It is a place where they can go and receive support from people who can understand their pain.

And a suicide support group is not only a place to receive emotional support, but also a place to learn from other suicide survivors. Whatever you are going through, undoubtedly someone else has gone through the same thing, and thus they can give you insight into how to deal with any problems that you might have. They can give you something that a book cannot, real life experience from a person sitting right next to you.

And it is a "safe" environment. Because of the stigma that unfortunately still exists with suicide, it can be difficult to find people who really understand and are not judgmental. But because everyone else in the room has lost a loved one to suicide, there is not stigma.

And friendships can develop in which you will be able to meet, call, or e-mail people in the group whenever you are going through a tough time. And those relationships can prove to be invaluable.

I always strongly encourage suicide survivors to join a suicide support group. It is an extremely important part of the healing process.

If you are a suicide survivor, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and contact a suicide support group in your area.

Click below for a directory of suicide support groups:

Suicide Survivor Support Groups Directory

If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.

Thank you.

I love you.

Take care,

Kevin Caruso

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