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Connections: Challenges faced by sibling survivors of suicide loss

Dec 4, 2017

Each year, more than 44,000 people die by suicide, leaving their friends and family looking for answers. Experts say siblings are often overlooked, and are not receiving the mental health support they need. The Sibling Survivors of Suicide Loss group says about 25,000 people each year become sibling survivors of suicide, and can experience thoughts of taking their own lives.

This hour, we discuss the challenges siblings face. In studio:

  • Patrick Scahill, founder and chairman of Superfly Corp. 
  • Adrienne Daniels, manager of bereavement services for Lifetime Care
  • Tim Garbach, Meg's Gift
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