The grief associated with a death by suicide can be overwhelming. In addition to the pain of losing a loved one, suicide is often sudden and unexpected. Many loss survivors are unprepared and left without a clear understanding about why their loved one took their life.
People who have experienced a suicide loss often need compassionate support from others who can listen with empathy, but without judgment.
Forefront Cares is for loss survivors, by loss survivors.
Forefront Cares Packages
- We created the Forefront Cares packages to let individuals and families know that there is a community that supports them. Each package contains educational materials on grief after a suicide, as well as comfort items found to be helpful by other loss survivors.
“Thank you so much for the care package. Hearing from your group provided a bit of comfort in this time of indescribable pain. The tea and chocolate brought a smile, some of your reading material, tears.”
- To start the process of requesting a Cares Package, send us an email. The packages are free for those living in Washington state who have lost someone to suicide in the past year. Please note, Forefront Cares staff need to speak with the bereaved before a package can be sent. Your email should include the phone number, email address and street address of the individual you have concerns for.
Forefront Cares Mentoring
Are you a suicide loss survivor who is ready to support someone recently bereaved by suicide?
Become a Forefront Cares mentor. You will join a diverse group of more than 20 loss survivors who provide short-term, telephone mentoring to newly bereaved loss survivors in their first year. Candidates to become mentors are two years or more from their loss.
Forefront Cares hosts regular trainings for its mentors. For more information, email the Forefront Cares coordinator.