Suicide Loss


Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss.  Dr. Jennifer Ashton. (2019).

A New Normal:  Surviving Suicide Loss.  Anna Cambria.  (2017).

Why People Die by Suicide.  Thomas Joiner.  (2007)

No Time to Say Goodbye.  Carla Fine, Doubleday Publishing.  (1999)

Life After Suicide: A Ray of Hope For Those Left Behind.  E. Betsy Ross.  Insight Books Publishing. (1997)

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One. Ann Smolin and John Guinan.  Simon and Schuster Publishing. (1993).

My Son… My Son: A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss or Suicide.  Iris Bolton. Bolton Publishing. (1983)


Ohio Resources

Cornerstone of Hope has professionally-led, ten-week groups for adult survivors of suicide. Groups run quarterly; call for current dates. 216-524-4673 (Cleveland) or 614-824-4285 (Columbus)


Cuyahoga County Suicide Postvention Response Team in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, responds to those most immediately affected by suicide loss. We provide timely response to survivors, a listening ear, and information about local resources available to survivors. Contact Pete Bliss at 216.509.3594 or


SOS (Survivors of Suicide) a peer-led group that meets twice a month in various locations on the east and west sides of Cleveland. Email Cheryl at or call Maureen at 440-237-1359 for meeting locations and times.


LifeAct holds more than 25 years of educating teens about depression awareness and suicide prevention in Northeast Ohio. They provide lifesaving programs at no cost to schools. Email or call 216-464-3471.


National Resources

American Association of Suicidology


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Survivors of Suicide


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255


National Alliance on Mental Illness