For some suicide loss survivors, participation in a support group is felt to be their only access to people who they feel can understand them.
The goal of a suicide loss support group is to help loss survivors learn to cope. They do this by listening to others and sharing (if they choose) in a safe space. Most groups listed here are support groups and not therapy groups. The goal of a therapy group is to help loss survivors change and are generally led by a professionally qualified therapist or counselor.
This process can be a lot for someone who just lost a loved one to suicide. For those attending a support group here are some questions to consider asking the facilitator of the group ahead of time:
Please note these survivors of suicide loss support groups are not overseen or endorsed by the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation.