On the morning of March 19, 2013, I lost my best friend and other half to suicide. He is the closest definition of a soul mate to me. My Joe. I miss him each and every single day and hope I am able to do justice to his memory in teaching our son about the man that he was.
In the days and months that followed Joe's passing, I have never felt more alone and unsure about the world and my place in it. I have never felt more extreme pain in all my life. The Alliance of Hope helps survivors, like myself, realize that they are not alone. Connecting with other survivors provides hope and healing in a way that I cannot adequately verbalize.
Though still on an uphill path of my own grief journey, I am beyond thankful for the tools that the Alliance of Hope has provided me. The work that they do is directly impactful to survivors of suicide loss and, for that reason, I am choosing to support them in the Champions Campaign to sustain and expand their services.
Please join me if you are able, to make a direct impact on the lives of those that need our support.
ALLIANCE OF HOPE FOR SUICIDE SURVIVORS wrote -
In the United States, 4.7 million people are profoundly impacted by suicide loss. Those left behind are catapulted onto a challenging grief journey.
Many who have experienced suicide loss say they never knew such pain existed. In fact, adult survivors are nearly 10 times more likely to become suicidal themselves.
You can help them receive access to skilled support and life-saving resources by contributing to the Alliance of Hope (AOH). Through a combination of online support, community forums, and individualized consultations, AOH helps people survive the overwhelming despair and trauma of a loved ones’ suicide, heal, and resume productive lives.
Since 2008, thousands of survivors have benefited from AOH's free services. Many call AOH "my lifeline."
Please give as generously as you can:
$30 ~ Funds 30-Minute Consultation for New Survivor
$60 ~ Funds 1 Survivor Counseling Session
$120 ~ Funds 2 Survivor Counseling Sessions
$365 ~ Sponsors AOH's Clinically Moderated Forum for 1 Day
$1000 ~ Sponsors AOH's Forum for 3 Days