Losing a Child to Suicide Links
Links



Anti Bullying Organisations and Resources

Kidscape:  The UK charity committed to keeping children safe from bullying and abuse. £1 of every copy sold of Chasing Death: Losing a Child to Suicide will be donated to Kidscape.

Beat Bullying:  Empowers young people to lead anti-bullying campaigns in their schools and local communities and assists and supports young people who are being bullied.

Bully Police USA: Bully Police USA posts current anti bullying laws, research, news and support information for parents and/or anti bullying activists who are dealing with bullying in schools.

Ryan's Story: This site is dedicated to the memory of our son Ryan and for all young people suffering in silence from the pain of bullying and having thoughts of suicide.  We hope students become less ashamed to ask for help when feeling suicidal. We hope adults gain knowledge from our tragedy.  As a society, we need to find better ways to help our children through their most difficult growing years. John Halligan, Ryan's father.



Helpful and Powerful Articles

Bereaved Parents Immersed in Grief After Losing a Child Can Be Helped

Grief and the Bereaved Grandparent

How Parents Should Deal with the Death of a Child

6 Ways to Achieve Genuine Happiness During Depression

The Morning After I Killed Myself

What Parents and Teachers should Know about Suicide in Adolescents and Young Adults



Grief Resources and Support

General List of Suicide Survivor Resources

General List of Support Resources

The Compassionate Friends: The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.

KIDSAID:  KIDSAID is a safe place for kids to share and to help each other deal with grief about any of their losses. It’s a place to share and deal with feelings, to show artwork and stories, to talk about pets and to meet with one’s peers.



Memorial Sites

Imorial.com: Create a free online memorial to reminisce, remember and pay tribute to those special people who have enriched your life, family and friends. Imorial is a place for families to come together and a stark reminder to not waste a single day, a reminder that every day together is precious, and beautiful.

Spirare:  This site was created to honour and remember lost loved ones that have passed away. It is a free service to all, which offers the platform to create a free memorial/obituary and a place for friends and family to share stories and memories of the souls no longer with us.



Mental Health

Befrienders Worldwide:  Befrienders listen to people who are lonely, despairing or considering suicide. They don’t judge them and don’t tell them what to do. They listen. That may not sound much, but it can make the difference between life and death.

Depression Alliance:  Depression Alliance works to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services to those who are affected by it.

Maytree – A sanctuary for the suicidal: Maytree offers a short stay in a safe residential setting in London where you can talk, reflect and rest - and restore hope.; a place where you will be heard, respected and accepted, without judgement and in confidence.

Mental Health Foundation (UK)

National Institute of Mental Health (US)

Student Mental Health - Free Guidebook  An expert-driven, no-cost student guidebook, created to show college students (and their friends and families) the various on-campus and online resources they can use should a mental health concern arise. This includes an in-depth look at the most common issues among college students, how to identify those issues, and, perhaps most importantly, when and how to get help.

YoungMinds: YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers. Parents’ Helpline on 0808 802 5544.



Suicide Survivor Support

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors:  The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides healing support for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. It was founded in 2008 by Ronnie Walker, a licensed clinical mental health counselor who lost her stepson to suicide in 1995.

Child SuicideA supportive site for anyone who has experienced the tragedy of child suicide. Link up with other parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, friends and relatives who have suffered the indescribable loss of a loved one to suicide. This site also offers support resources for the depressed and suicidal.

Journey From Mourning to Joy:  A support group for mothers experiencing the loss of a child. The death of our children at any age, from any circumstance is indeed one of the cruelest blows life has to offer. The journey through grief is long, dark, difficult and painful. But know that you will smile and find joy again; you will never forget your child, he or she will be in your heart and memories for as long as you live.

Memory Tree of Lights:  The "Memory Tree of Lights" is a ministry which focuses on the Christmas holiday season and provides comfort, education, intervention and hope to people whose lives have been impacted by the loss of someone to suicide and who are overwhelmed by this loss during the Christmas season.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide  SOBS: (Survivors Of Bereavement by Suicide) is a British self-help, voluntary organisation. Many of those helping have, themselves, been bereaved by suicide.  They exist to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.









©Jan Andersen 2009 - 2017

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£1 from every hard copy of the book sold is being donated to Kidscape, the UK charity committed to keeping children safe from
bullying and abuse.
Image ©Jan Andersen 2013, Norway
Chasing Death:
Losing a Child to Suicide

ISBN: 978-1-905399-44-4
Publisher: Perfect Publishers Ltd
Pages: 488
£13.99

ISBN 978-1-905399-45-1 (E-book) £4.44