Joanne L Harpel, Mphil, CT, JD
suicide bereavement & Postvention specialist
Support Group Registration
Please read this information carefully. By submitting this registration form, you indicate your understanding and consent. If you’re under 18, your parent or guardian needs to read this information, too, and the submitted registration form indicates their understanding and consent.
Coping After Suicide bereavement support groups are not therapy groups. They are professionally facilitated peer support groups.
Space in the groups is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All groups meet in cycles consisting of ten 90-minute Zoom meetings over a four-month period, as follows: Spring Cycle (January-April), Summer Cycle (May-August), Fall Cycle (September-December). It’s expected that all members make their best effort to attend all meetings in the cycle. The registration fee is payable in full upon registration and can’t be prorated or partially refunded.
Coping After Suicide, LLC serves solely as a suicide bereavement advisor. Coping After Suicide, LLC; Joanne L. Harpel, MPhil, CT, JD, President; and the members of the Coping After Suicide Support Group Facilitator Corps (Franklin J. Cook, MA, CPC; Joan Hoff; Steven Karaiskos, PhD; Don Lipstein; and Marianne Reid Schrom) serve solely as professional support group facilitators and not as mental health professionals.
Participation in a suicide bereavement support group can be quite emotionally distressing. Any advice or guidance that may be provided is not intended to constitute therapy or mental health counseling and shall not be so construed. Responsibility for seeking psychological counseling and/or medical advice rests solely with you (and/or your parent or guardian if you’re under 18). Coping After Suicide, LLC; Joanne L. Harpel, President; and the members of the Coping After Suicide Support Group Facilitator Corps are not governed by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). By submitting this registration form you agree to release and hold harmless Coping After Suicide, LLC and its employees and agents; Joanne L. Harpel, President; and any and all members of the Coping After Suicide Support Group Facilitator Corps, from any and all liability that may arise out of your participation in a Coping After Suicide bereavement support group.
If at any time you’re in significant emotional distress, crisis, and/or feeling suicidal call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 text “TALK” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, call 911, or go the nearest emergency room.
A short intake conversation is required before registering. If you've had an intake conversation with the facilitator of the group you’re registering for, you can go ahead and register now. If you haven't had an intake conversation, please email the facilitator of the group you’re interested in joining to set up a call:
Adults Who've Lost a Parent: Steve Karaiskos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing Journey: Joan Hoff at email@example.com
Fathers: Don Lipstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQIA+: Steve Karaiskos at email@example.com
Mothers A: Joanne Harpel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mothers B: Marianne Reid Schrom at email@example.com
Siblings: Marianne Reid Schrom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spouses, Partners, and Significant Others A & B: Joan Hoff at email@example.com
Teens: Steve Karaiskos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Twentysomethings: Steve Karaiskos at email@example.com