If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency call:  National Crisis Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Or go to  Mind Springs Health  515 28 3/4 Road Grand Junction, CO  
The Local 24/7 Crisis Line Number:  1-888-207-4004

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Lost someone to suicide?

After a Suicide:  Coping With Your Grief

Sometimes it's very hard to recover from the loss of a loved one by suicide.  As a survivor of such loss, please seek professional help if you:

  • Have thoughts of suicide (call the free, confidential Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK/8255).  The Lifeline can also be a source for help with grief issues, such as those below.

  • Repeatedly experience loss of control of your emotions (anger or rage, guilt or regret, blame or revenge).
  • Feel depressed or traumatized for weeks with no relief.
  • Cope by using alcohol, drugs, or other unhealthy means.
  • Cannot function in essential ways for days at a time (personal hygiene, daily necessities, basic responsibilities)

Everyone experiences grief differently.  

Below are ways you can care for yourself as you grieve.                                                                                   

Reprinted from  Save (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)



  • Get enough sleep.
  • Eat regularly and healthfully.
  • Take walks or engage in some physical activity.

Mentally & Emotionally

  • Explore your memories of the person who died.
  • Accept your feelings, even if they are intense or confusing.
  • Know that grief can be painful, but most people learn to cope with their loss.


  • Talk about the person who died with people you trust.
  • Share only what you want with people you choose.
  • Avoid people or situations that are unhelpful to you.
  • Seek support from others who have lost someone to suicide.


  • Engage in rituals that honor the person who died.
  • Participate in prayer, meditation or worship.
  • Talk with clergy or with people who share your beliefs.
  • Search for meaning in your loss.

Heartbeat                      Survivors After Suicide

Meets 3rd Tuesday monthly 

7:00-9:00 pm

Miller House

3190 12th St.

Grand Junction, CO

For families who have lost a loved one in uniform              to suicide


Hospice & Palliative Care

Grief Support

Call 866-310-8900

American Association            of Suicidology 

Resources for those who have lost someone to suicide:

Surviving After Suicide

Beyond Surviving:  25 Suggestions for Survivors

Helping Survivors of Suicide:  What can you do?

Books recommended by AAS for Survivors

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