If you have lost a loved one to suicide, it can be a relief and a healing experience to talk openly with fellow suicide loss survivors about what you’ve lived through.
AFSP makes the support group listings directory for suicide loss survivors available as a public service and does not run, recommend, endorse, or fund any of the groups listed. In addition, we do not monitor individual groups and only update information as it is made available to us by the facilitators and/or sponsoring organizations. Please follow up with the listed contact to ensure their group is still active and confirm both meeting times and location.
(Attention Support Group Facilitators and/or Sponsoring Organizations: Update your listing information here.)
What to Expect
- Many people attend a support group in the immediate aftermath of their loss, while others may attend for the first time years—or even decades—later.
- It’s natural to feel unsure about going to your first support group meeting and it may take a few meetings before you feel comfortable.
- Some support groups have a set number of meetings with a specific start date. Others are ongoing and allow you to attend as often or as infrequently as you wish.
- If you attend a group that isn’t the right fit for you, try another group.
- Consider attending a general bereavement support group if there are no support groups specifically for suicide loss survivors in your area.