We welcome Pat, whose father took his life a couple years ago. Pat, how are you doing now compared to the way you were right after your dad died? How did you find out? Would you like to tell us about your dad?
The Suicide Grief Support Forum is a public message board, an outreach project of the Parents of Suicides (POS) and Friends and Families of Suicides (FFOS) Internet Communities. The forum officially began on October 2, 2002.
Our mission is to provide information, support and comfort to anyone whose life has been touched by the suicide of another person. Connecting with others who have walked the same road can sometimes make a difference in how we survive a tragedy that may be incomprehensible.
The board is monitored by special volunteers who give freely of their time in memory of the people they lost to suicide.
We do not pretend to be professionals, and we encourage anyone whose needs are greater than can be met here to seek out professional help.
This is not a suicide or crisis hotline. Please contact a counselor, family member, friend, or emergency services if you are having suicidal thoughts.
Or in the USA, call:1-800-SUICIDE 1-800-273-TALK
For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and People with Speech Disabilities who use a TTY, call 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Links to Other International Resources
Faces of Suicide: Volume 1 - 4
Four collections of stories from the heart, compiled by members of the "Parents of Suicides - Friends and Families of Suicides" Internet Community.
Click here for more information about the books. You will be redirected to the Faces of Suicide site; it contains information and ordering links for the books, which are available as ebooks or printed books.