Survivors Joining for Hope Articles

Articles written by Brad Hearst, SJ4H Founder & Executive Director, and other contributors

COPING WITH THE AFTERMATH OF SUICIDE

This past school year has been especially difficult for my son behaviorally. I find myself wondering if my husband didn’t die by suicide if our son would have as many behavior problems.  Or maybe if our teachers were more educated on suicide and the aftermath that it...

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT BENEFITS LOCAL NON-PROFIT

Survivors Joining for Hope, a non-profit organization based in Sioux Falls, SD, will hold its inaugural Volleyball Tournament fundraiser at The Pocket on Saturday, June 25th.  Festivities begin at 11am and the top three teams all receive prizes. Early registration is...

ANSWERING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS

How do we move forward? What do we do now? My life will never be the same! All of these are common questions individuals have after losing someone close to suicide. It is essential that they are asked as they are key to the recovery process. To often people want to...

SUICIDE. SUCH A DAUNTING WORD

Suicide.  Such a daunting word with such a punch, for me it packed an additional punch because it was my spouse who was the one who died by suicide.  The person who is supposed to stand by you for better and for worse is suddenly gone.  I had tons of people offering...

ANSWERING THE CALL

Suicide.  That word alone can make you feel a wide variety of emotions.  Sadness, remorse, regret, shame, and sometimes anger.  What is it about that word that makes people react to it that way?  The word itself, along with the image that comes to mind is 'ugly'. ...

SURVIVORS JOINING FOR HOPE

I first want to start by thanking everyone who has become such a valuable part to our organization. I am also honored to have the first blog posting on our site. There will be many more blog posts to come from other survivors who are much better writers than myself....

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