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Suicide Attempt Survivors Community

Posted Aug 26 2010 7:18am

Even in the Mental Health Community, suicide and suicide attempts are something that is not often talked about.  It is a sensitive subject that does make many people uncomfortable when discussing it.  There are many suicide survivor groups out there, however, the majority of them are for friends and family who have had a loved one die from suicide.

I have been participating in a group on Facebook for people who survived their suicide attempt/s.  It has been a great group and it inspired me to create a network on Ning.  I wanted to make something available to a wider range of people that would be a safe and healthy place for suicide attempt survivors.  In just the few days since I created it, the membership has grown very quickly.

I have applied for sponsorship from WEGO Health .  I am hoping to hear from them in the next few days, letting me know if we have been approved or not.  If we are approved, the Suicide Attempt Survivors Community will receive sponsorship on Ning for one year, giving the network more options and making it easier to reach out to more people who are looking for support.

The community can be found here:  Suicide Attempt Survivors

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