Survivor Support Group & Class
Surviving After Suicide Monthly Support Group
The Surviving After Suicide Support Group is held at the Helpline Center in an atmosphere that is warm, friendly, and nonjudgmental. Anyone who has lost a family member or friend is invited to attend. We are here to support you whether your loss is recent or even years ago.
Feelings shared are kept confidential and discussed only within the confines of the group meeting. Thus, our SAS support groups provide a comfortable, non-threatening setting to share our experiences and thoughts. Questions are encouraged to help in coping with the grieving process and with the feelings that are particularly intense in the aftermath of suicide. As there is a different group dynamic each month, we encourage you to attend more than one meeting to determine if support group is helpful to you. There is no fee and no registration is required. Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
New Support Class in April
Registration is now open for the April Surviving After Suicide support class, which begins on Tuesday, April 7th. The class is held for 10 consecutive Tuesdays at the Helpline Center from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Registration is required and we ask that you commit to attending all of the 10 sessions. The supportive mourning process is guided by participant needs and a handbook that addresses important topics and issues after a suicide loss. It includes straightforward information and practical strategies for coping and healing. The course and related materials are free of charge to all participants. To register, call the Helpline Center at 605-339-4357 or 211 and ask for Jennie or email her at email@example.com.