Model Program for Survivors of Suicide



Worldwide there about one hundred million new survivors of suicide in any ten year period. In the United States there are several million new survivors in the same period, and about 500 groups that provide them support. SPI is training mental health professionals at qualified social service agencies in the New York Metropolitan Area in a comprehensive program of support for survivors of suicide. When it is fully underway, we hope to extend this Model Program for Survivors to other cities. We have also trained qualified personnel at the Beijing Suicide Prevention Center in China and the program is being implemented there. The Center will be training other groups in China to help survivors of suicide.