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Review for Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors, Evanston, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The alliance of hope for suicide survivors is an essential on-line, necessary, website providing incredible emotional, social and intellectual support for suicide survivors. It is a place for sharing, for hoping for a better future, and, more importantly, a place to find answers to the untinkable. With 30,000 suicide victims a year in the US alone, and almost a million world-wide, there are at last 6 persons on average per suicide that are devastated by the event. This website is extremely important in reducong the stigma of suicice, which is an important step in the grivieng process, as well as a first step of any suicide prevention program. This website brings together new survivors with older, more experineced survivors who have lived through it all and gives new survivors a better perspective and helps them recover more quickly and become ambassadors of suicide prevention At the minium this website assures them that suicide is a mental health issue and nothing to be ashamed of.

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

I have witnessed survivors joining in desperation and being able to move on in a suprisingly short time. Many volunteer in different capacities to help others, which goes to show how well they feel about the Alliance for hope for suicide survivors.

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

I would like to add more "good" information on suicide and grieving to the great links and recommended reading materials already offered.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I have participated in welcoming many new members and helping to answer some of the tough questions regarding suicide, grieving, and overcoming tragedy.