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

Rating: 4 stars  

After my son took his life by suicide on May 16th 2010, I felt so isolated from everything and everyone that I had once considered a comfort zone, that I truly did not believe I would ever be able to function normally again. I could not communicate with very many people because unfortunately I was on a journey that only people that actually lose a loved one to suicide can understand. I found the Alliance of Hope online as I was desperately searching to find a support group that I could join. This journey of healing is very painful and without the Alliance of Hope I am not sure that I be where I am one year after losing my son. The members and Moderators are the most wonderful and caring people that always have big hugs for you on your really bad days and encouragement for every baby step that a survivor takes. Thanks Alliance of Hope for being there when I really needed understanding and guidance.

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

My healing after the loss of my 33 year old son.

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

Do absolutely nothing as it is the best support group I have found. If I was very rich I would make sure they had proper funding to continue helping people that go through the worst loss a person could imagine.

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How did you learn about this organization?

I found it online.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To help you breathe, eat, and survive the first raw grief that overwhelms a person after lossing a loved one to suicide.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To ensure survivors that life will never be the same but there can be a good quality of life eventually. You are always welcome, no matter how much time passes after loss of a loved one to suicide.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & I have received tremendous support.