SURVIVOR
BILL OF RIGHTS

SUICIDE SURVIVOR’S BILL OF RIGHTS

     I have the right to be free of guilt.

     I have the right not to feel responsible for the suicide death.

     I have the right to express my feelings and emotions, even if they do not seem acceptable, as

                long as they do not interfere with the rights of others.

     I have the right to have my questions answered honestly by authorities and family members.

     I have the right not to be deceived because others feel they can spare me further grief.

     I have the right to maintain a sense of hopefulness.

     I have the right to peace and dignity.

     I have the right to positive feelings about the one I lost through suicide regardless of the

                events prior to or at the time of the untimely death.

     I have the right to retain my individuality and not be judged because of the suicide death.

     I have the right to seek counseling and a support group to enable me to honestly explore my

                feelings to further the acceptance process.

     I have the right to reach acceptance.

     I have the right to a new beginning.

     I have the right to be.

Survivor’s Bill of Rights has been credited to many authors  since JoAnn C. Mecca, Dayton, Ohio offered this original version  in 1984.                    

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Our Survivor Support Group meetings take place the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of every month.  All are welcome.  There is never a fee.

1st Tuesday, 7pm - 9pm

East Methodist Church

1505 East Monument Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

2nd Tuesday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Discovery Hall on Peterson AFB
Stewart Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80914

CONTACT INFO

LaRita Archibald
719-596-2575
archlj@msn.com

 

Betty Van Thournout
719-229-9657
van_thournout@msn.com

 

Kevin Van Thournout
719-360-5811
van_thournout@msn.com

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