Where to Start When You Have Lost A Loved One to Death by Suicide
Suicide Aftermath: Where to Start When You Have Lost A Loved One to Death by Suicide by Alexandra Wyman can be found on Amazon, this is not an affiliate link.
Suicides in 2022 reached an all-time high, as reported by NBC News, leaving more families to heal from the impact of their loss. In August 2020, Alexandra Wyman found herself in this situation – after a fight with her husband, he had taken his own life. She was left a devastated, single mother who, she was now going through “the business of grieving.” It meant managing their household and ensuring there was child care, all while making funeral arrangements and managing her emotions through the event.
Now Alexandra Wyman is a Grief Navigator, Suicide Prevention Expert, and author of the memoir The Suicide Club: What To Do When Someone You Love Chooses Death (Houndstooth Press / November 21, 2022 / $16.99 – the price is lowered now for people who might need this resource during Suicide Prevention Month). She has spoke with The U.S. Sun and TODAY.com about her expertise in this area.
Helping to guide others who might be handling a loss by suicide, Alexandra Wyman can guide on:
- Encouraging people who are at risk of suicide to utilize the 988 helpline when they need support
- Do these three things the moment you hear you have lost someone to death by suicide.
- How funeral arrangements for someone lost to suicide can be different from someone who passed away under other circumstances
- The best actions to take for childcare while you are handling trauma and grief
- The Balancing Act: How you can heal yourself and take care of the people around you when everyone is grieving
Alexandra Wyman is an advocate and public speaker for resources in the aftermath of suicide. After she lost her husband to suicide in August of 2020, Alexandra found a need to change the language around suicide, and decided to write about it. Her memoir, The Suicide Club: What To Do When Someone You Love Chooses Death is an Amazon best seller. She has spoken at a variety of conferences including Bridging the Divide Suicide Prevention and Awareness Summit 2022, 2023 Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief, and has been accepted to present at the 2023 Military Social Work & Behavioral Health Conference and the International Association of Suicide Prevention Conference 2023 in Piran, Slovenia. Alexandra has also been a guest on a variety of podcasts including The Unlock Moment, Author Hour, Resilience Unravelled, She Persisted, and My Wake Up Call with Dr. Mark Goulston. Alexandra has her own podcast called The Widow’s Club, as well. She practices pediatric occupational therapy and lives in Colorado with her son.
To learn more about Alexandra and her work, visit her website at www.forwardtojoy.com.