A Journey Towards Health and Hope: A Journey Toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt
This handbook guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with.
Experience counts. The things you learn from living with a challenge or issue (like depression or schizophrenia) or living through an experience (like a suicide attempt) are valuable and can help others. The Vision of Prevention Communities is that every college and university student living with a mental health challenge finds the hope and skills to succeed.
United Suicide Survivors International is an independent international organization that serves as a home for people who have experienced suicide loss, suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts and feelings, and their friends and families — collectively known as people w/ lived experience with suicide – to leverage their expertise for large-scale change.
The shocking news of Kate Spade’s and Anthony Bourdain’s deaths may have felt personal to many of us, even though we had no direct relationship with them. Aside from our attachment to their shows and products, their deaths may have also reminded many of us about friends and loved ones whom we have lost to suicide. Surveys indicate that half of us know someone who died in this manner.
We are living among people who have faced the worst of personal pain and doubt and have come through them to better lives. “It is difficult to get the news from poems, but men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.”— William Carlos Williams
A short video featuring researcher and change agent Ursula Whiteside, PhD