After suicide, survivors need help



In some ways, those left behind after a suicide are the forgotten victims. They suffer posttraumatic stress disorder and are at high risk for taking their own lives – but often have a hard time finding help. That’s why Ronnie S. Walker, a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the Chicago area, founded the Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors, an online resource with a clinically moderated forum where survivors can share their stories and get help from one another and from professionals. In an interview at the annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology, Ms. Walker, a survivor herself, shared her insights about what those left behind go through and the help that they need.

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