Suicide Shatters Families

Suicide Shatters Families was founded in September 2015 by Laura Wilder-Bass in honour of her husband who suicided and to help raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. Laura wanted to create a safe platform where people who had recently lost a loved one to suicide could speak freely, honestly and openly without being judged by anyone and with people who had similar experiences. The page was a phenomenal success and by April 2017, SSF had gone global – something which Laura could never have predicted. SSF now reaches into 45 different countries around the globe and has amassed a following of over 170,000 people.