A failed suicide attempt is a second chance at life. Finding the help one needs to prevent a second attempt is critical. Counselors, Crisis advisors and pastoral care givers can help give the guidance needed to these individuals. Family support can also play a key role in preventing a second attempt. It is important for those without a support system to call for help. The article below has some resources which can help.
The article, “How to Get Help After Attempting Suicide, From Someone Who’s Been There” by Kimberly Zapata looks closer at how to help those who have attempted suicide not try it a second time. She states,
“An estimated 1.38 million people attempt and survive suicide each year, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Surviving an attempt, however, certainly doesn’t mean the struggle is over. What happens in the hours, days, and weeks that follow is crucial. Suicide attempt survivors need love, empathy, compassion, care, and support. And yet it can be tough for them to find that support. While there are countless resources available for suicide loss survivors, a quick internet search for help for suicide attempt survivors yields few results.”
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It is critically important to also help those who suffer from attempted suicide. It is important to help them and give them the knowledge and support they need to prevent a second attempt.
Please also review AIHCP’s Crisis Intervention Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification as a Crisis Intervention Specialists. Crisis Intervention Specialists are pivotal in helping individuals in crisis moments find peace and reason despite the insanity surrounding them. Some counselors are certified in this field, but the certification is also open to others who are not licensed counselors but work in crisis centers, as well as EMT and those on scene of traumatic events.