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Life After A Suicide Loss

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a dedicated time to come together around a difficult topic. Losing someone to suicide is an especially devastating loss. It’s a different type of grief. The effects on surviving loved ones can be profound and long lasting. 

This hour, we speak with a survivor of suicide loss. And we hear from a clinical psychologist at UConn Health about the impact of suicide loss on a family, and what you can do if you or someone you know is struggling.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


  • Karen Steinberg Gallucci - clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychiatry at Uconn Medical School

  • Gary Gianini - facilitator of a support group for people that have lost a loved one to suicide. He has been a facilitator for seven years from Avon, Connecticut

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