“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.
DOES GOD FORGIVE & ACCEPT OUR LOVED ONE?
“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)
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).
AFSP: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (New York, NY)