ALLIANCE OF HOPE FOR SUICIDE SURVIVORS
June 28, 2011
I am a professional who works in the field of suicide and crisis intervention responding to callers and individuals who are coping with tremendous pain and distress. For the past 27 years I have facilitated a survivor of suicide support group for persons who are grieving the death of a loved one. Early on there was little literature or research into the area of loss due to suicide or survivors. Years of research has provided so many opportunities now for survivors to reach out to others who understand their pain. I am not a person who recommends sites lightly, But the Alliance of Hope has built a site that contains important and valid information, a place for survivors to share their stories, and well informed site managers who are able to assist others through the stages of grief and loss. Surviving a Suicide death is a forever journey and there is no comparable death like it. The Alliance of Hope offers support and accurate information to countless individuals. THe members of my group who have accessed the Alliance of Hope site have found such help and support beyond measure. Please consider this very worthy organization because it does make a difference every day with survivors.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have referred the support group members to the Alliance of Hope and have also shared information with other members on the site.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I have no suggestions for change but they could do so much more with adequate funding.
Professional with expertise in this field & I am the Associate Director of a Crisis/Suicide/Information Hotline in Ohio. I have a Masters in Counseling and am a License Social Worker.