​​​We are SOS (Survivors of Suicide) Orange County, CA

All of us here have lost a loved one to suicide.

AAS: American Association of Suicidology (Washington, DC) ​​http://www.suicidology.org/

Suicide is not chosen; it happens when pain

exceeds resources for coping with pain.

Quote by: David L. Conroy

“I will remind myself the choice was not mine, and no one person has sole influence on another's life"

“You may feel rage at the perpetrator,

while your heart breaks for the victim.

The irony is that they are one and the same.” 

~ Author Unknown

AFSP: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (New York, NY)​


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New Hope

Telephone Hotline 




​Welcome to our site

“SOS” – Survivors of Suicide, is ongoing, free and non-sectarian. We welcome those who have lost a loved one to suicide – recently, or at any time in the past. We hope to help you walk through this most tremendous sorrow and to find peace and healing as you move forward.


“To make the last millisecond of a person’s life so supremely important is to misunderstand both the worth of our lives and

the forgiveness of God.  Our lives aren’t games of high-stakes poker, where one final hand can wipe you out. 

God judges our lives in their totality. If we accept the premise that God’s nature is one of steadfast love and mercy, then we must say with Barth:

”If there is forgiveness of sins at all, there is surely forgiveness for suicide.”

A favorite quote from the pamphlet “Mourning After Suicide” by Lois Bloom (taken from “After Suicide” by John Hewitt)

Additional Resources

​The following links will take you to two well-established organizations dedicated to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.  Both websites feature numerous resources and valuable information, including state-by-state directories of survivor groups throughout the USA, and worldwide.

There is also a link for the New Hope Telephone Hotline 714-New-Hope (714-639-4673).