this first Suicide Crisis Center
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) - National Hotline
I participated in
Out of the Darkness - 2003
a 26-mile, overnight walk
to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide
It is estimated that over 30,000 suicides occur in the United States
annually, making suicide the eleventh leading cause of death in this country
( ASFP). The World Health Organization estimates that a million people commit suicide in a year.
On Friday the 13th of August, 1999, my baby brother
a bullet through his head. He was only nineteen, still just a kid.
Walter left behind a
This is the most horrible thing I can imagine happening, and definitely
the most devastating thing I have experienced. Words are not sufficient to describe the pain that has resulted from this act. If you are grieving a loss
due to suicide, you likely feel the same way.
If you are considering suicide, please
get help now. 1-800-SUICIDE
Thank you to all my friends who have supported me through this nightmare.
I am very fortunate to have extremely loving friends.
I hope you find this page useful. I will continue to update it and add to it.
As of June 2003, the need for these continued efforts has been painfully underscored as I have now lost a cousin to the disease of depression. His is one more suicide in this terrible epidemic. Update
My sister's page about suicide and
Some of my thoughts written a few months after Walter's death
Walter on a trip to Photos Moundville
with our father, 1999
Walter on Christmas
Alexis, me, and Walter my college graduation,1996
another with Mama and Daddy
Suicide Facts from SAVE
Suicide FAQ from ASFP
Suicide FAQ from
Common misconceptions about
A Canadian suicide FAQ
An ASFP site with lots of info on Youth Suicide
An excellent site about GLBT youth suicide
Elderly Suicide Fact
The Suicide Paradigm
- "penacide" or "killing the pain"
A suicide survivor is a friend or family member of a person who has completed a suicide.
Survivor support groups
Survivors of Suicide
Directory of SOS groups
- find a support group of people who knoow this tragedy
If you live near Athens, Georgia, call 706-227-1515 or 1-888-480-3822
for information about the local SOS group. HEARTBEAT Grief Support Following Suicide
Links for suicide survivors Survivors of Loved Ones' Suicides
(SOLOS) - email support, extensive links, and other resources
When the Worst has Happened
Living With Suicide: Shared
Experiences and Voices of Loss
Survivors of Suicide
WebRing - list of sites
How to help a suicide survivor #1 - Just be there to give your love!
a suicide survivor
Helping a suicide
Things (applicable to more than just death by suicide) NOT
Supporters of Suicide
Survivors (SOSS) - email list
A Suicide Survivor's Beatitudes
Books that have helped me
and other lists of recommended books
1997. Carla Fine. No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One.
1999. Kay Redfield
Jamison. Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide.
Fair Donnelly. Recovering from the Loss of a Sibling.
1994. Martha Whitmore Hickman.
Healing After Loss : Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief.
Suicide prevention American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention
Program "It's OK to Ask for Help!®"
Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network (SPAN USA) "Saving Lives Through Suicide Prevention Is Our Goal."
American Association of Suicidology "Dedicated to the Understanding and Prevention of Suicide"
Suicide Awareness / Voices of Education (SAVE) "to educate about suicide prevention, eliminate stigma and support those touched by suicide"
The National Suicide Prevention
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This page created in loving memory of
Walter McCamy Turner
27 March 1980 - 13 August 1999
©Aleta van Riper Turner~~ AvRT@msn.com
last modified 3 January 2004