LEFT AT THE GATE
For Survivors of Suicide
and Those Who Care About Them
NATIONAL SUICIDE CRISIS HOTLINE
POSTVENTION AS PREVENTION
There were 838 suicides in South Carolina in 2017. It is the states 10th leading cause of death. As a state we rank 26th in suicide deaths per 100,000 people. Many believe suicides are underreported.
For every completed suicide, estimates are that there are at least 6 persons deeply affected. Experts say this is a very conservative number.
Survivors of suicide experience shocking, painful, and often unexpected loss. The grief is intense and manifests itself in different ways, in different people. Grief does not always move forward and there is no timeframe for it.
The stigma that accompanies suicide that keeps someone contemplating suicide from seeking help also often keeps survivors from seeking help. This stigma effects men, women, and children of all ages, races, and ethnicities.
Our goal at Left At The Gate is to get information on resources and programs into the hands of survivors of suicide loss in an efficient and effective way, providing an element of hope and encouragement to those whose "normal" changed forever on the "worst day of their lives."
Left At The Gate - 803.760.6145 - Post Office Box 90975 - Columbia, South Carolina 29290