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SOS Suicide: Survivors Of Suicide - A Support Network For Suicide Survivors

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SOS Suicide For Survivors Of Suicide

When a loved one commits suicide, the surviving friends and family members are left to deal with the burden of the sudden loss and pain that was caused by the suicide. Being a survivor of suicide can be an extremely challenging and difficult way of life. Once the initial shock of the suicide has passed the pain can set in and increase in intensity. The survivors are left with the burden of the death that could not be prevented. Many survivors of suicide may blame themselves, or wonder if there was more that could have been done to help. Survivors of Suicide (SOS) is an organization that was created to help the family members and friends of those who have committed suicide to be able to cope with their grief effectively. This organization is not affiliated with any specific religious group or organization  and will except members of all faiths. Survivors of suicide (SOS) has a multitude of resources available to help the survivors and friends of survivors support each other through their pain.

There are times following the loss of a loved one due to suicide, that the pain can seem insurmountable. It is during these times it is most important to seek the support of a suicide support group and surround yourself with close friends and family members. Being able to cope with the loss and grief without turning the blame inward is a sign of healing. The healing process is not a simple one, and should not be attempted alone. Having plenty of support available to support you during this difficult time can mean the difference between coping with grief  in a healthy manner and allowing the grief to take over your life.

As much as the health care system has evolved, it is surprising that there appears to be a lack of suicide screening available for the elderly, the young and the terminally ill. Often, the individual who chooses to take their own life may not be ill or elderly at all. It is often the case that the decision to commit suicide has nothing to do with an illness or age, rather, the person has too much pain or grief and is unable to cope with it effectively. Despite having a multitude of friends and family to lean on, or a lack thereof, may have little or no bearing on the ultimate decision to take one's own life. It is important that the survivors are able to recognize this fact, to prevent themselves from placing blame upon themselves a. If a person truly chooses to take their own life, there is little that can be done to prevent this from happening. This is a difficult concept that survivors of suicide need to cope with following the death of a loved one.

Youth suicide stories can be particularly painful to listen to and cope with. A parent is naturally destined to die before their child; this is a given when the child is born. When a parent has to face the suicide of their child it can be indescribably painful and at times, nearly impossible to deal with. It is a good idea to seek counseling or therapy for survivors of suicide to ensure that the incident does not destroy the rest of their lives. As time passes, survivors of suicide realize that life has to go on despite the unfortunate loss of their loved one. SOS suicide can be an excellent resource for survivors that are grieving.

Will The Pain Of Suicide Ever Go Away?

For those who may be having trouble coping with the loss, it may be necessary to seek help; more than just therapy. It may become necessary to use prescription drug therapy as an adjunct to coping with the grief effectively. There is no shame in this; the pain will pass eventually. It is important to enlist in the support and supervision of your physician to help you get through this difficult time. Understand the you are not alone, and that there are many survivors of suicide dealing with the same pain in the you are at the same time you're dealing with it.  It may not seem like it, but the pain is temporary and will pass. Being able to provide and receive support from an SOS suicide group can be extremely beneficial to the grieving individual. These groups can help you deal with memories, complex thoughts and feelings and help you move on with your life.

Finding a support group such as the SOS suicide group is a positive step towards dealing with your grief in a healthy manner. People who have not experienced the loss of a loved one due to suicide may find it difficult to relate to you or to fully understand your pain. Suicide support is nothing to be ashamed of, on the contrary it is a very healthy way of dealing with the grief caused by the untimely loss of a loved one.

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