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Uniting for Suicide Postvention - Voices of Other Loss Survivors
Losing someone in your life who died by suicide is a complex process that can involve unfamiliar emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, which may leave you feeling alone and disconnected from others. Hearing stories from other loss survivors can play an invaluable role in the healing process by helping you regain a sense of normalcy and connection after a profoundly painful event. In this section of USPV, several suicide loss survivors share their personal accounts of grief after losing someone to suicide.
In the following three short films, Alyssa T. Caselli-Allen, SSgt, USAF, Jack Cohenour, SMSgt, USAF (ret), and John Moran, UT3 (SCW), share their experiences with suicide loss and the ways they have sought and received support.
Podcast: Suicide Loss Experience
The time after losing a loved one to suicide can feel like being on a rollercoaster blindfolded. Check out the following podcast, featuring Dr. Nina Gutin, to hear more about the lived experiences of family members and friends after a suicide loss. Dr. Gutin highlights ways to seek, and provide, support for oneself or loved ones including children and adolescents. Dr. Nina Gutin is a suicide loss survivor, clinical psychologist, and pioneer in the field of suicide postvention.
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Check back soon for blog posts from suicide loss survivors.
If you would like to share your journey processing and healing after suicide loss, please email USPV@va.gov to learn how you can contribute.