This short, confidential survey is designed to better understand the emotional distress when a family member or friend commits suicide. Your individual identifying information will be kept confidential. The topic is a sensitive one, yet suicide is not a rare occurrence. According to the CDC, suicide ranks 10th among all causes of death in the U.S., with more than 41,000 suicide deaths per year. Your answers are important, and may provide insight to help heal the emotional impact of the people who are left to grieve after a loved one's suicide.
While your individual identifying information will be kept private, survey results will be combined and categorized for analysis. When reported on, individual answers and/or direct quotes will never be connected to an individual participant's name or email address. The last survey question, about future contact, is optional.
PLEASE NOTE: Several questions provide a box for you to expand your answers. Please feel free to elaborate and include more information and explanations. Your thoughts are helpful in understanding the impact and issues surrounding this topic, and will be used to support others in healing after a loved one's suicide.