Individuals, Couples, & Families

If you've lost someone to suicide, I'm available by phone or on Zoom no matter where you are. Contact me.

  • Do you struggle with all of those questions that begin, “Why?”

  • Do you replay those last hours or days over and over again, convinced there were signs you somehow missed?  

  • Do you agonize over things you said or did (or didn’t say or do)?

  • Do you want someone who really gets it?  

I work with individuals, couples, and families across the country and around the world. They want someone who’s not only knowledgeable, experienced, and highly skilled, but who also understands exactly what it's like to lose someone to suicide because I've lived through it myself. I can help you make sense of this uniquely complicated and painful loss, give you practical strategies for coping, and offer hope. 

I can also:

  • share what we know from the research 

  • recommend carefully vetted books, articles, and other resources

  • help you figure out what to say and how much to share 

  • teach you how to talk about suicide with children 

  • connect you with others who've suffered a similar loss

I can help.  Contact me, and we'll take it from there.

Contact Me


Coping After Suicide

45 w 54th street, suite 3c

New York, NY 10019



Coping After Suicide, LLC (and Joanne L. Harpel, MPhil., JD, President) serve solely as a suicide bereavement and postvention advisor/coach and are not licensed mental health professionals. Advice provided is not intended to constitute therapy or mental health counseling, and shall not be so construed.  Responsibility for seeking psychological counseling and/or medical advice rests solely with the user. Coping After Suicide, LLC and Joanne L. Harpel, President, are not governed by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  


If at any time you are in crisis and/or feeling suicidal call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at  800-273-TALK or 911, text “HELP” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or go the nearest emergency room.

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