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After Trauma – Healing, Recovery, Growth

If you’re here, then chances are that you or someone you know has recently gotten through a suicidal crisis. Does it feel like you’ve lost everything? Does it feel like life will never be the same?

After getting through a suicidal crisis things can seem pretty shaky. That’s how it felt for me the first time I thought about suicide as a kid. That’s how it felt the most recent time I felt suicidal as an adult. Each and every time, the first thing I had to do was get things more stable before I could work on recovery.

What I want you to know is this: You are not alone.

The posts and resources on this page have been selected to help you get things more stable so you can get your life back. There’s also a free course with just six lessons that you can access here to get some help with stabilizing things.


To keep things simple, there are only two other resources that I recommend here (and why you can trust them):

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) – “The Lifeline” is a national network of local crisis call centers. The counselors get a lot of training and all Lifeline centers follow national guidelines. I didn’t just read that from their website, btw, I know it from years of working behind the scenes with crisis center directors, staff, and volunteers. As a member of the national committees I have seen how the standards in use have incorporated advice from people who have lived through a suicidal crisis 
  • Now Matters Now – This online resource includes a wealth of information provided to help you get through a suicidal crisis and keep things more stable. The skills they teach through videos are based on decades of research. The people teaching the skills have lived through their own suicidal crisis. I’m a strong believer in their mission and their programs – I collaborate with the group and make personal donations to them every year to help them grow.

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