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After an attempt

Where To Turn

The best predictor of a future suicide attempt is a previous attempt. This is why it is important to get help, design a plan of action, and increase communication with your loved one immediately after an attempt. You may be feeling confused and unsure how to talk to your loved one who attempted suicide.

AOASPC has published a helpful resource for people who have experienced a suicide attempt in their family called, After An Attempt: The Emotional Impact of a Suicide Attempt on Families. This booklet includes information, including:

  • Important dos and don'ts
  • Dealing with a traumatic event
  • What to say to the attempt survivor
  • Ways the family can communicate their feelings
  • How an attempt affects spouses, siblings and parents
  • Additional resources

Click here to order the After an Attempt Booklet.

For bulk orders of the After an Attempt Booklet, click here to download the order form...


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Suicide Aftercare Association is a Philadelphia based nonprofit organization that performs suicide scene cleaning services free of charge to families in the Delaware Valley area. To learn more go to http://www.suicideaftercare.org/. Or click here to view other support organizations.

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