Survivor and Friends for Survival Board Member Stephanie Chandler has authored this helpful resource.
“These green booklets are for first responders to provide to families who have experienced a suicide loss. It’s what I wish someone had given to me and it’s been a personal goal for several years to make this project a reality. I wish no family ever has to go through this, but sadly, many will. My hope is that this little booklet will provide some small amount of comfort and healing."
Booklet size: 6.5" x 4" - 10 pages.
Display our brochures at your place of business or have them available to your clients or other special groups.
Brochure size: 8.5" x 4"
Someone close to you has died. Your grief is intensified because the death was a suicide. The healing process will be painful and often seem unnaturally slow.
Understanding your emotions, as well as learning something about suicide in general, may ease your grief.
Brochure size: 6.5" x 4" - 14 pages
Brought to you by Friends for Survival, this is a guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide death.
Pathways to Purpose and Hope was created to give communities the tools to mount an effective and sustainable response. These guidelines are based on a program designed by 50 survivors over a period of 30 years to provide multiple services to meet the complex needs of survivors in the aftermath of suicide. This guide offers a detailed discussion of the process for creating and sustaining a suicide bereavement support program that is effective, community based and supported by professional resources in the local area.
Creating Pathways to Purpose and Hope was the joint effort of many writers and support group practitioners who have extensive practical experience in accomplishing what they have written about. Their many years of caring for survivors demonstrate the need and purpose for this program. Many others across the country have blazed a path for us and it is our hope that you, the reader, will be able to use this guide to launch and sustain programs that offer comfort, compassion, encouragement and education to the survivor community.
Call our office if you have questions at 916-392-0664. Download your free copy of Pathways below: