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Suicide Survivors and Sleep


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People living in the wake of suicide many times live in silent grief. It could be they lost someone in their family, or in their circle of close friends. Sleep loss is a given problem associated with this tragedy.

A group that does a lot of good work in this area is called “Suicide Shatters Families.” The group’s support for this population has reached international status. Founded in Australia by a widow of suicide, Laura Wilder-Bass, and her children, the group has set goals of reducing the stigma surrounding suicide, while raising awareness and support for suicide, loss, grief, depression and anxiety.