Suicide is different.

Chances are you reached this site because you’re supporting someone who struggles with thoughts of suicide.
You now play a crucial role in someone’s support system as a suicide caregiver.

Suicide Caregiver
noun  |  suiŸ-cide care-Ÿgi-vŸer  |  \ 'sü-e-sīd 'ker-gi-ver \
A person who supports someone experiencing thoughts of suicide

  • While providing care, the suicide caregiver must also be aware of their own well being despite the task being big or small
  • The role can be formal (i.e. therapist or crisis worker) or informal (i.e. family, friend, loved one)

We’re glad you’re here.



Learning support skills quickly while maintaining some sort of normalcy to life can be a difficult balance, sometimes creating new mental health struggles. This site will provide you with the space and tools to:

  • Learn how suicide is different
  • Process your unique experience
  • Set boundaries for your role as a caregiver
  • Prepare yourself for conversations and questions around suicide

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional clinical advice or treatment.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a personal crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 for support. If you are located outside of the US, you can also look here for your local crisis line.


Coming Fall 2018

For inquiries about our program, please email support@suicideisdifferent.org.