If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you may find it helpful to connect with others who have also experienced a suicide loss. It can be a relief to talk openly about suicide with people who share a similar experience.
Groups provide a “safe place” where those who have been touched by suicide loss can share their thoughts and feelings, and offer one another support.
To find a support group near you, please use the state navigation menu on the left side of your screen.
What to Expect
- It is natural to feel unsure about going to your first support group meeting. It may take a few meetings before you feel comfortable.
- Some people attend a support group almost immediately after their loss, while others wait for years. Do what you feel is best for you .
- Some survivors attend regularly for a year or two, then continue to go only occasionally.
- If you attend a group and feel it’s not right for you, consider trying a different group. We all cope differently and draw strength from different various kinds of support.
AFSP makes these directories available as a public service and does not run, recommend, endorse, or fund any of the groups listed. It is the responsibility of support group facilitators to keep their listings up-to-date. Please follow up with the facilitator to ensure their group is still active.