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On Losing Loved Ones to Suicide: 15 Ways to Celebrate Their Lives

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Nancy Irwin, a therapist, suggested celebrating what a loved one stood for in life by such acts as creating a scholarship in their name, donating to their favorite cause, putting a placard on a park bench, or planting a tree or garden in a local park.

Sources:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Web. November 19, 2014.
https://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide-loss/international-survivors-of-suicide-loss-day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. About Survivor Day. Web. November 19, 2014.

http://www.survivorday.org/about

Granello, Paul. Email interview. November 19, 2014.

Harmon, Jenise. Email interview. November 18, 2014.
http://newwingscounseling.com/us

Bonny, Dianna. Email interview. November 18, 2014.
http://livingonthefaultlines.com/about-dianna-bonny

Irwin, Nancy. Email interview. November 18, 2014.
http://www.drnancyirwin.com

Reviewed November 20, 2014
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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