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American Association of Suicidology

National. 350 affiliated groups. Referrals to local support groups for survivors of suicide nationwide. Newsletter, pamphlets and brochures available for a fee. Book available on starting self-help groups ($30).

Write:

American Assoc. of Suicidology

5221 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 2nd Floor

Washington, DC 20015

Voice: 202-237-2280

Fax: 202-237-2282

Website: http://www.suicidology.org

E-mail: info@suicidology.org

Verified: 2/12/2013

Heartbeat

International. 35 chapters. Founded 1980. Mutual support for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. Information, referrals, phone support and chapter development guidelines on-line. Speakers on suicide bereavement.

Write:

Heartbeat

2015 Devon St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Voice: 719-596-2575

Website: http://heartbeatsurvivorsaftersuicide.org

E-mail: archlj@msn.com

Verified: 1/8/2013

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Resource. Founded 1987. Provides state-by-state directory of survivor support groups for families and friends who have lost someone to suicide. Training programs available to start similar groups.

Write:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

120 Wall St., 22nd Floor

New York, NY 10005

Voice: 1-888-333-2377 or 212-363-3500

Fax: 212-363-6237

Website: http://www.afsp.org

E-mail: inquiry@afsp.org

Verified: 1/9/2013

Friends and Family of Suicide

Online. 325+ members. Founded 2000. Provides online support to survivors of suicide. Offers moderated e-mail mailing list, chatroom, retreats and various memorial projects.

Website: http://www.pos-ffos.com Direct sign up address: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ffofsuicides

E-mail: ffofsuicides-owner@yahoogroups.com

Verified: 1/15/2013

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