The Gift of Second is for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. It is a place for anyone suffering from this tremendous loss to find hope, encouragement, understanding, and community. If you have experienced a suicide in your world, then you are in the right place. The Gift of Second was designed so people further along in their healing can encourage those just beginning. It is the gift of going second, behind others who have been where you stand today.

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Guilt After a Suicide by Brandy Lidbeck
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After a loved one’s suicide, survivors often feel an incredible amount of guilt for not preventing the suicide. The following excerpt is from The Gift of Second: Healing from the Impact of Suicide. Guilt Guilt is the belief we did not do enough to keep our loved ones here... Read More

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust by Rusty Pratt
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Jenn, I took your ashes to Atlantic Beach last night. I fished until it got dark and the people thinned out and then I went to the truck and got your ashes. I took them under the pier for a little more privacy. I opened the box and pulled... Read More

Wisdom from Other Survivors by Brandy Lidbeck
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A lot of times, in our journey after a suicide loss, we feel completely alone. We can often greatly benefit from the wisdom of others who have also experienced a suicide. The following is a chapter from the book, The Gift of Second: Healing from the Impact of Suicide. Sometimes... Read More

Smile Through the Storms by Deb Maxwell
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Not sure how to start – everything is rushing to my mind at once. My story is no different than yours; though it is unique in every way. So this is it…. I put my son, David (he was 33 – never flown), on an airplane in mid-August 2013.... Read More