Resources for People Impacted by a Suicide Attempt and Suicide Loss
April 27, 2020
After attempting to take his own life, JD Schramm committed himself to putting his life back together physically, emotionally and spiritually. But he quickly found there were very few resources available for somebody in his position.
Family and friends may also experience trauma related to the incident, resulting in emotions such as anger, sadness, fear and anxiety. The AFSP encourages loved ones to acknowledge their feelings and seek support to process their emotions. Being present and supportive of the recovery process for the person who made the attempt can help them feel less isolated. But loved ones should also recognize that recovery will take time.
This article is for informational purposes. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or mental health crisis, please reach out to a mental health professional or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.