Suicide Attempt Survivors

To seek help: If you or someone you know is currently in crisis, please call the crisis center at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected with a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7 or visit:

The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition is a place where suicide attempt survivors, families, and providers can visit to gather information that promotes hope and healing after a suicide attempt. Please visit the following sites for resources and materials as well as a chance to hear from others that have survived a suicide attempt.
Stories Of Hope And Recovery: A Video Guide for Suicide Attempt Survivors.

Few voices of attempt survivors have emerged in the national conversation about suicide, and few resources exist online.  We'd like to change that.  Welcome to the first national blog for, about and largely by attempt survivors.  We aim for first-person posts, interviews, research and notes on how the issue comes up in the world at large.  Read, share, follow, and contribute.

Web sites/Organizations

Suicide Anonymous is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is a program designed to help people with suicidal preoccupation and behavior.

Information about Attempters
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline issued a white paper on working with attempt survivors.

A bibliography of attempted suicide and suicidal ideation created by Ken Tullis, M.D

Read personal stories of people who have attempted suicide and found hope to continue living.

American Association of Suicidology
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Grief Speaks 
Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Featured resources for families and providers


Three brochures for attempt survivors and their families developed by NAMI and now published by SAMHSA. One brochure is for consumers, one is for providers, and one is for families.
For Consumers
For Providers
For Families ß hyperlink to:
After An Attempt: The Emotional Impact of a Suicide Attempt on Families A booklet from Feeling Blue SPC for people who have experienced a suicide attempt in their family.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Safe and Effective Messaging for Suicide Prevention

Brochures on Self-Harm
For Teens
For Parents
*Please note - People in the United States, use our Self-Harm Resources for US  The telephone numbers listed in the brochures are for locations outside of the U.S.

Best Practices for Presentations by Suicide Loss and Suicide Attempt Survivors

Please contact the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition for further resources and materials or visit:

Bryan LGH Medical Center University of Nebraska Public Policy Center The Kim Foundation
This website was developed [in part] under a grant number 1U79SM059176-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.