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Franklin Cook has been a grassroots advocate for reducing the impact of suicide on society since 1999. He created Unified Community Solutions in 2002 to work as a consultant on suicide prevention efforts. He also works in postvention for substance use and suicide fatalities -- and helped to develop national guidelines for suicide grief response. Franklin is an inspiring public speaker and an experienced presenter and facilitator. Examples of UCS projects and roles:
Read more about UCS's projects.
 FJCook Survivor Award 2013
Franklin is presented the Survivor of the Year Award in 2013 by Sally Spencer-Thomas, American Association of Suicidology Survivor Division Director. Read his remarks at AAS.


Franklin envisions systems of care in communities everywhere that compassionately support people bereaved by suicide and other traumatic loss. He believes in a world where people who are grieving a traumatic death have the resources and support they need to cope with the immediate effects of their loss -- and to experience lifelong health and well-being.