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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 Madison on this journey to prevent suicide, offer comfort to those affected, and support the recovery of individuals and communities.
Angela Welbes and David Levin
Angela Welbes and David Levin
info@madisonbioone.com
608-609-5802
Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988
NSPL Online Chat Services*
Crisis Textline: Text “SAVE” to 741741