Suicide Attempt Survivors

New: Our attempt survivors blog

Few voices of attempt survivors have emerged in the national conversation about suicide, and few resources exist online.  We'd like to change that.  Welcome to the first national blog for, about and largely by attempt survivors.  We aim for first-person posts, interviews, research and notes on how the issue comes up in the world at large.  Read, share, follow, contribute. It's here.

Whether you or a loved one has attempted suicide, you have come to the AAS web site looking for support and information. Listed below are pamphlets, links, and other resources to help you maneuver through this difficult time.

Read personal stories of people who have attempted suicide and found hope to continue living [PDF].


Three brochures for attempt survivors and their families developed by NAMI and now published by SAMHSA. One brochure is for consumers, one is for providers, and one is for families.

For Consumers [PDF]
For Providers [PDF]
For Families [PDF]

After An Attempt: The Emotional Impact of a Suicide Attempt on Families
A booklet from Feeling Blue SPC for people who have experienced a suicide attempt in their family.

Brochures on Self-Harm

For Teens [PDF]*
For Parents [PDF]*
*Please note - People in the United States, use our Self-Harm Resources for US.  The telephone numbers listed in the brochures are for locations outside of the U.S.

Web sites/Organizations

Suicide Anonymous is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is a program designed to help people with suicidal preoccupation and behavior.

Information about Attempters

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline issued a white paper on working with attempt survivors.

A bibliography of attempted suicide and suicidal ideation created by Ken Tullis, M.D. 



Best Practices for Presentations by Suicide Loss and Suicide Attempt Survivors [PDF]