Girl Insta-rupted: Episode #50– Surviving My Step Father’s Suicide
On today’s episode of Girl Insta-rupted Syd sits down with her Mama to discuss losing her Step-Father who committed suicide on 9/17/12. They discuss what their lives have been like surviving his suicide. They also get candid about what they went through prior to his passing. They also talk about how they’ve both moved forward with their lives after Syd’s failed suicide attempt in 2016. At the ends of the episode Syd relay’s coping mechanisms for others who have also survived a suicide attempt.
Learning how COGNITIVE CONSTRICTIONhow affects the brain of a suicidal person.
Tips on how to cope with the loss of a loved one from suicide.
Tips on how to help yourself if you’re a living suicide survivor.
10 Things to say to a suicide survivor if you’re a friend or extended family member
The importance of not judging yourself if you’ve lost a loved one to suicide
Communicating what mental struggles and medications you have with your partner and family without judgement.
How to cope when you’re triggered
How to identify red flags of a suicidal person
SUICIDE SURVIVOR GROUPS AND GRIEF SUPPORT:
ALLIANCE OF HOPE
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
THE TREVOR PROJECT
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL
If you are in crisis or know someone in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. You can reach Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366 (Canada) and The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386.
*For those who don’t have access to a group or feel uncomfortable meeting in person, Internet support groups are a growing resource. In a study comparing parents who made use of the Internet and those who used in-person groups, the Web users liked the unlimited time and 24-hour availability of Internet support. Survivors who were depressed or felt stigmatized by the suicide were more likely to gain help from Internet support services.