Suicide Attempt Survivors
What Happens Now? - AAS' 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 website looking for support and information. Listed below are pamphlets, links, and other resources to help you maneuver through this difficult time.
Three brochures for attempt survivors and their families developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and now published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). One brochure is for consumers, one is for providers, and one is for families.
Suicide: Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt [PDF]
Suicide: Helping Patients & Their Families After an Attempt [PDF]
Suicide: Taking Care of Yourself & Your Family After an Attempt [PDF]
After An Attempt: The Emotional Impact of a Suicide Attempt on Families [PDF]
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 the U.S.
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. [PDF]
A bibliography of attempted suicide and suicidal ideation created by Ken Tullis, MD. [PDF]
Best Practices for Presentations by Suicide Loss and Suicide Attempt Survivors [PDF]