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Suicide loss support groups

Coping After Suicide® peer support groups are for those who’ve lost a loved one to suicide. 

 

We meet on Zoom so you can participate from wherever you live, and the groups are small and private, so you’ll feel truly seen and heard. You’ll be amazed at how warm, welcoming, and genuine Zoom support groups can be.

Our groups are professionally facilitated by the Coping After Suicide® Support Group Facilitator Corps -- trained, highly-skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable individuals who, like you, have all lost someone they love to suicide. You’ll receive valuable evidence-informed strategies and resources for coping with this complicated and painful loss. 

 

All groups meet in 10-session cycles and new members are welcomed at the beginning of each cycle:

 

  • Spring Cycle (January-April). Registration opens December 1.

  • Summer Cycle (May-August). Registration opens April 1.

  • Fall Cycle (September-December). Registration opens August 1.

 

The registration fee for each 10-session cycle is $435 for new members ($395 for continuing/returning members). To make sure you’ll have a safe space for meaningful sharing, membership is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Having specialized groups is amazing, and just the best form of support I've ever experienced."

 

" After my dad killed himself, my mom, brother, and I  each found our own space here.

It meant so much, it's hard to find the words."

 

"The group has been so helpful.

I have felt a deep inner shift happen."

“This is just what I needed.

I will be forever thankful."

"My only regret is not joining sooner.”

I'm interested in joining. What's next?

  1. Read our FAQ's to make sure a Coping After Suicide support group is a good fit for you.

  2. A brief intake conversation is required before registering, and can be scheduled at any time. To set up a call, just email the facilitator of the group you're interested in.

Groups - Spring Cycle 2024
Groups are in alphabetical order.

Adults Who’ve Lost a Parent-A: Wednesdays 7:30 - 9 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Steve Karaiskos (stevenjkaraiskos@gmail.com)

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21, 28

March 6, 13, 20

Adults Who’ve Lost a Parent-B: Tuesdays 6:30-8 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Kim Burditt (kimburditt46@gmail.com)

January  16, 23, 30

February 6, 13, 20, 27

March 5, 12, 19

Breakfast Club-A (morning group for survivors of any suicide loss): Thursdays 7:30-9 am Eastern

Facilitator: Marianne Reid Schrom (mar.schrom@gmail.com)

Jan 18, 25

Feb 1, 8, 22, 29

March  7, 14, 21, 28

 

Breakfast Club-B (morning group for survivors of any suicide loss): Thursdays 10-11:30 am Eastern

Facilitator: Marianne Reid Schrom (mar.schrom@gmail.com)

Jan 18, 25

Feb 1, 8, 22, 29

March  7, 14, 21, 28

 

Continuing Journey (if your loss was 3+ years ago this is another option for you): Mondays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Joan Hoff (joanshoff2020@gmail.com)

January 22, 29

February 5, 12, 26

March 4, 11, 25

April 1, 8

Evening For Everyone (evening group for survivors of any suicide loss): Tuesdays 9-10:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Jennifer Keeling (Starcrossed39@yahoo.com)

Jan 9, 16, 23, 30

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

March 5, 12

Fathers (who’ve lost a child): Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Don Lipstein (don.lipstein@gmail.com)

January 16, 23, 30

February 6,  13, 20, 27

March 5, 12, 19

 

Men (who’ve lost any loved one to suicide): Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm

Facilitator: Don Lipstein (don.lipstein@gmail.com)

January  17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21, 28

March  6, 13, 20

 

Mothers-A (who’ve lost a child): Sundays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Georgena Eggleston (georgena.eggleston@gmail.com)

January  7, 14, 21, 28

February 11, 25

March 10, 24

April 7, 21

 

Mothers-B (who’ve lost a child): Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Georgena Eggleston (georgena.eggleston@gmail.com)

January 9, 16, 23, 30

February 13, 27

March 12, 26

April 9, 30

Multiple Losses (if you’ve had more than one suicide loss this is another option for you): Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Georgena Eggleston (georgena.eggleston@gmail.com)

January 9, 16, 23, 30

February 13, 27

March 12, 26

April 9, 30

New to Suicide Loss (if your loss was less than one year ago this is another option for you): Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Jennifer Keeling (Starcrossed39@yahoo.com)

Jan 9, 16, 23, 30

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

March 5, 12

Siblings: Thursdays 6:30-8 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Marianne Reid Schrom (mar.schrom@gmail.com)

Jan 18, 25

Feb 1, 8, 22, 29

March  7, 14, 21, 28

Spouses, Partners, and Significant Others-A: Tuesdays 12-1:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Joan Hoff (joanshoff2020@gmail.com)

January 23, 30

February 6, 13, 27

March 5, 12, 26

April 2, 9

Spouses, Partners, and Significant Others-B: Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Joan Hoff (joanshoff2020@gmail.com)

January 23, 30

February 6, 13, 27

March 5, 12, 26

April 2, 9

Teens-A: Tuesdays 5 - 6:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Steve Karaiskos (stevenjkaraiskos@gmail.com)

January 16, 23, 30

February 6, 13, 20, 27

March 5, 12,  19

Teens-B: Mondays 8-9:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Steve Karaiskos (stevenjkaraiskos@gmail.com)

January 29

February 5, 12, 19, 26

March 11, 18, 25

April 1, 8

Thirtysomethings: Tuesdays 8:30-10 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Kim Burditt (kimburditt46@gmail.com)

January  16, 23, 30

February  6, 13, 20, 27

March 5, 12, 19

Twentysomethings: Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Steve Karaiskos (stevenjkaraiskos@gmail.com)

January 16, 23, 30

February 6, 13, 20, 27

March 5, 12, 19

Kim Burditt
Kim
Georgena Eggleso
Georgena
Joan Hoff
Joan
Steven
Steven
Jennifer Keeling
Jennifer
Don Lipstein.jpg
Don
Marianne
Marianne

Registration for Continuing/Returning Members Opens November 15

Registration for New Members Opens December 1

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