Dear Survivor of Suicide,
We would like to invite you to participate in a research project on suicide bereavement. We understand that suicide bereavement is a difficult journey and that it is unique to everyone who goes through it. In order to find what is most helpful to survivors in coping with their loss, we have developed a series of questions related to what services you may have received immediately or soon after your loss.
The questions also relate to your emotional health following your loss. It is our hope to learn what is and is not most helpful to suicide survivors, and what impact the timing of services received had on your emotional and physical health and wellbeing. The study will involve taking an online survey available at this link here. There, you will find more details of the project, the survey, contact information for the researcher (Dr. Regina T. P. Aguirre), and will be asked if you would like to participate. We appreciate your time and consideration.
2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Day - May 16, 2013 - Main Street Square, Rapid City - 5 PM-7 PM - Listen to people share their personal experiences with mental health disorders, suicidal thoughts, attempts, and loss to suicide, and the struggles and hope that treatment can bring. Free food, entertainment, and mental health resources will be available to everyone. A special balloon release will close the evening at 7PM.
For Those Coping with a Loss to Suicide - 8-week Suicide Survivors Support Group Session Starting April 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm - First Congregational UCC Church, 1200 Clark Street, Rapid City, SD. Please Contact Vicki Buehler at 605-939-8054 or email@example.com for more information needed to attend.
11th Annual Suicide Awareness Walk & Fun Run - Thank you to everyone who made this event such a great success and a special day for so many survivors walking in memory of those they have lost to suicide. Over 150 people attended this year's walk and we raised more funds than we have in past years. Next year's walk will be held on
Saturday, May 3, 2014 again at the Old Storybook Island Shelter in Rapid City.
We are volunteers - survivors ourselves of a loss to suicide as well as community caregivers - who have come together to offer support, guidance, comfort, and assistance to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Our services are free. To be contacted by an advocacy team member from Rapid City, click here.
As with many organizations, the need for volunteers is great. Our organization is currently in need of volunteers to help with the programs and services that we provide. If you would like to volunteer to help our organization, please contact us or click here to send us a message. Someone will contact you to discuss your time and availability to volunteer.