When a suicide occurs, it shifts the pain to those left behind, and it affects more than just the family. While the family is feeling it the most, a suicide can actually trickle out to the entire community.
Friends and loved ones are hit hard. Co-workers, caregivers and teachers can be in the next level of those affected. Some people may not have had the same amount of interaction, but these people may feel a sadness or loss that is stronger than we might expect. The truth is, when someone is lost through suicide, it creates a wave that has a far and powerful reach among the community.
You may not always be able to know who is suicidal, but you can be kind and know that everyone is fighting battles you can't see.
If you or someone you know might need a support group, please find the link below that best suits your needs.
Save - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Alliance of Hope - for suicide loss survivors
AAS - for suicide loss survivors