The Suicide Grief Support Forum is a public message board, an outreach project of the Parents of Suicides (POS) and Friends and Families of Suicides (FFOS) Internet Communities. The forum officially began on October 2, 2002.
Our mission is to provide information, support and comfort to anyone whose life has been touched by the suicide of another person. Connecting with others who have walked the same road can sometimes make a difference in how we survive a tragedy that may be incomprehensible.
The board is monitored by special volunteers who give freely of their time in memory of the people they lost to suicide.
We do not pretend to be professionals, and we encourage anyone whose needs are greater than can be met here to seek out professional help.
This is not a suicide or crisis hotline. Please contact a counselor, family member, friend, or emergency services if you are having suicidal thoughts.
Or in the USA, call:1-800-SUICIDE 1-800-273-TALK
For Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and People with Speech Disabilities who use a TTY, call 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Links to Other International Resources
Faces of Suicide: Volume 1
A collection of sixty stories from the heart, compiled by members of the "Parents of Suicides - Friends and Families of Suicides" Internet Community.
Click here for more information about the book (on the Faces of Suicide site)
When we communicate with others we do so in many different ways and through many different mediums such as speech and writing, body language and gestures, facial expression and eye movement all the while utilizing our senses and emotions. We have never been able to communicate our thoughts and desires by remaining silent, closing our eyes and using any telepathic powers that are present to get our point across. We cannot read the minds of others - or anticipate what actions should be taken - or predict what the outcome of a problem is. It just doesn't work. In order to communicate effectively one must get the words out.
It was the author Thomas Mann who said, "Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictious word, preserves contact - it is silence which isolates.
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