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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Before and After by Anne Moss Rogers
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  Ever since my son Charles died by suicide in June of 2015, I categorize everything as either before his death or after. His death literally split my life in two and I am forever changed. I still instinctively scan family photos taken after his death looking for him.... Read More

Scraps: The Best Advice I Received by Dianna Matzo
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This article is difficult to write, because re-living the fresh pain of losing a loved one to suicide is not enjoyable. But, I feel compelled to put this out there, because it involves some of the most helpful and relevant advice I received after my sister died by suicide... Read More

Suicide: One-Time Event, Lifetime of Grief by Steve Austin
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I was fourteen when my Aunt Missy killed herself. It was the last day of June in Alabama when a police car pulled up to our new house, which was still under construction. I remember how hot those 2×4’s were, as they baked in the sun. Per the officer’s... Read More

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