For Survivors of Suicide Attempts

After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt

“Today may feel like the hardest day of your life,” this brochure states. Intended for individuals who very recently attempted suicide, much of what it states about the recovery process, safety planning and coping applies to anyone who has ever attempted suicide or is still considering it. (The brochure was developed by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.)

Talking about Suicide 

The creator and author of this blog, Cara Anna, is a suicide attempt survivor. (She also created the blog; see below.) The highlights of this site are its Resources page, with a list of resources and projects dedicated to suicide attempt survivors, and its page of interviews with attempt survivors. 

What Happens Now? Exploring Life After a Suicide Attempt or Suicidal Thinking

Although this blog ( contains much useful information for people who have attempted suicide, the personal accounts of attempt survivors are its most compelling feature. Readers can find here a community of like-minded souls, people who understand the challenges that can lead to a suicide attempt and the further challenges that can follow it. The personal accounts also reflect the hope, growth and resilience that often accompany the healing process. (This blog is sponsored by the American Association for Suicidology.)

Danielle Spires