Year: 2001 Source: Surviving Suicide, v.13, no.3, (Fall 2001), p.1, 6-7 SIEC No: 20030870

This article recounts the story of Jerry & Elsie Weyrauch, survivors of their daughter’s suicide who went on to found the Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network (SPAN)& devoted their energies to petitioning for a national suicide prevention strategy in the United States. The different ways in which each of them dealt with their loss are discussed, & the role of support groups in the healing process of suicide survivors is explored. Recent developments in suicide prevention as a result of their efforts are also described.