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Suicide:
A Comprehensive Guide
to Prevention, Grief,
and Recovery.

Thank you for showing a commitment to understanding, compassion, and positive change in the face of a challenging and deeply impactful issue.

Why This Guide Matters

The journey to healing, both for those struggling and those left behind, is often a complex one. With this guide you have access to a wealth of valuable information and resources that can help make a difference:
Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988
NSPL Online Chat Services*
Crisis Textline: Text “SAVE” to 741741
  1. 1

    Part 1: Suicide Facts and Statistics

    Gain insights into the prevalence of suicide and its effects on society, allowing you to better understand the urgency of the issue. (See page 6.)
  2. 2

    Part 2: Guidance for Helping Loved Ones

    Learn how to identify warning signs, provide support, and extend a helping hand to those in need. (See page 11.)
  3. 3
    Part 3: Support for Those in Crisis
    If you're facing your own struggles, discover strategies and resources to reach out for help and begin a path towards recovery. (See page 20.)
  4. 4
    Part 4: Navigating the Path Forward
    Understand the steps to take when a suicide occurs, including practical actions, emotional coping, and dealing with law enforcement. (See page 29.)
  5. 5

    Part 5: Coping and Recovery

    Find solace and guidance in navigating the grieving process and discovering ways to heal and find closure after the loss of a loved one. (See page 38.)
  6. 6

    Part 6: Supporting Postvention and Recovery

    Explore ways to foster resilience and recovery within communities affected by suicide. (See page 47.)
  7. 7
    Bio-One's Commitment
    Learn about our dedication to suicide prevention and support for those dealing with traumatic events. (See page 54.)
  8. 8
    Resource Guide
    Access a curated list of essential organizations, helplines, and resources specializing in suicide prevention, mental health, grief, and recovery. (See page 55.)
  1. 5

    Part 5: Coping and Recovery

    Find solace and guidance in navigating the grieving process and discovering ways to heal and find closure after the loss of a loved one. (See page 38.)
  2. 6

    Part 6: Supporting Postvention and Recovery

    Explore ways to foster resilience and recovery within communities affected by suicide. (See page 47.)
  3. 7
    Bio-One's Commitment
    Learn about our dedication to suicide prevention and support for those dealing with traumatic events. (See page 54.)
  4. 8
    Resource Guide
    Access a curated list of essential organizations, helplines, and resources specializing in suicide prevention, mental health, grief, and recovery. (See page 55.)
With this guide, you're taking a meaningful step towards becoming informed, fostering compassion, and contributing to positive change. We encourage you to share this resource with others, extend a hand of support, and help us create a world where understanding and healing prevail.

Thank you for joining Bio-One of St. Louis on this journey to prevent suicide, offer comfort to those affected, and support the recovery of individuals and communities.
Amanda Boccardi and Megan Boccardi
info@bioonestl.com
314-534-8031
Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988
NSPL Online Chat Services*
Crisis Textline: Text “SAVE” to 741741