The loss of a family member or friend to suicide leaves the survivor feeling alone and unsure of where to turn for help. As part of Touched By Suicide's efforts to support those survivors, we asked many of them about their feelings and how they are learning to cope with their loss. We also talked to the "man on the street" to hear what their thoughts are about suicide.
This video shares the pain and resilience of survivors, and some current myths and stigmas about suicide and mental illness that Touched By Suicide is working to remove.
Let's Talk About It! aims to start a conversation. It is hoped that you will find something in this video that speaks to you, personally, and that helps us all begin to talk about the lasting affects of suicide and how we can work to prevent others from becoming survivors.
It is time to dispel the many myths about suicide and engage the general public to talk about it and encourage those individuals who are suicidal to get help. As long as we remain silent about suicide the number of suicides will only continue to rise.
Aren't over 40,000 deaths by suicide a year enough? Let's Talk About It!
Touched By Suicide (TBS) support groups offer a comfortable setting where sharing and support is provided to anyone who has experienced the death of family or friend by suicide. These groups are open to parents, spouses, siblings, and other relatives and friends. Support groups may not be for everyone or it may take a few meetings for the process to work for you, but they are a big step for many people in learning to deal with their pain.
Although these support groups generally meet at local churches, they are open to anyone 18 years or older of any faith or no faith. For more information about any groups, please call Touched By Suicide at 972-595-8124.
St. Mark's Catholic Church
6500 Crawford Road, Denton, TX 76226
1st Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Carol and Larry Walker
Email: Touched By Suicide - Denton
Vista Ridge United Methodist Church
Wesley Hall (brick building behind church)
2901 Denton Tap Road, Lewisville, TX 75067
2nd Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Martha Giles and Kim Bremer
Email: Touched By Suicide - Lewisville
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Library Room (inside church)
5500 Morriss Road, Flower Mound, TX 75028
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Lesa Bansfield & LaNelia Ramette
Email: LaNelia Ramette
For information on this group
please call 972-595-8124 or email TBS4Teens.