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.
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.
Please click on your State in the navigation menu on the left side of your screen for a Map of all support groups listings in a particular area.
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.