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Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc.
June 27, 2011

My son took his own life. My husband and I needed to find a place where others might be able to understand our pain, where we wouldn't hear banalities such as "he's in a better place" or "it's time to get on with your lives." We needed a place that was nonsectarian and where we could feel free to speak without fear of judgement. I was shocked that the group was so small. The intimacy of such a small group has helped us tremendously.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We are moving through the stages of grief...not always quickly and not always in a forward direction. But we know that support is just a call or few days away.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have the meetings start later so that I don't need to take vacation time each time I attend a meeting.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I told my story and listened to others who are going through what we are going through.