Support groups

All of my support groups meet on Zoom so you can participate wherever you’re located. Contact me  for more information.

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My groups are small and private, so you’ll feel truly seen and heard. You’ll be amazed at how warm, welcoming, and genuine Zoom-based groups can be. You’ll also receive lots of ideas and resources for coping with this uniquely complicated and painful loss, including what the research says about suicide. 

 

There are groups for survivors of any suicide loss, and also some special-focus groups, including for:

  • mothers who’ve lost a child

  • adults who've lost a parent

  • those who’ve lost a spouse, partner, or significant other 

​The groups meet in 10-session cycles throughout the year (think trimesters), and the registration fee for each cycle is $425 for new members, $385 for 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.

A short intake conversation is required for all new members before registering. If we haven't spoken yet, just contact me to schedule a call. If we have spoken, you can go ahead and register now.

"It was reassuring to hear how others were dealing with this. They can do it, I can do it."

“I found I kept saying to myself

'that resonates' or 'omg yes'."

"Meeting new people can be unnerving and talking to new people and being vulnerable with them is not something I typically do,

but I am so glad I did in this case."

 

"This is just what I needed."

“The support group has been so, so,

so immensely helpful."

“My only regret is not joining sooner.”

First-ever national Zoom support group for teens who’ve lost someone to suicide.

 

Teenagers who’ve lost someone to suicide often feel alone.

"My mom took her life when I was 13. I’m 17 now and I've never met another kid my age who’s gone through the same thing I have."

“My friends were kind of weird around me. They didn’t know what to say” 

The Teen Groups are led by Steven Karaiskos, PhD, himself a longtime survivor of suicide loss, and Social Emotional Learning expert. They meet in 10-session cycles, and the registration fee for each cycle is $425 for new members, $385 for returning members. To ensure a safe space for meaningful sharing, membership is limited, and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

A short phone conversation is required for all new members before joining the group (and for teens under 18, a conversation with a parent or guardian is also required).   Email Steven Karaiskos at stevenjkaraiskos@gmail.com for more information or to schedule a call. 

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JOANNE L. HARPEL, PRESIDENT 

Coping After Suicide

45 w 54th street, suite 3c

New York, NY 10019

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Coping After Suicide, LLC (and Joanne L. Harpel, MPhil., JD, President) serve solely as a suicide bereavement and postvention advisor/coach and are not licensed mental health professionals. Advice 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 the user. Coping After Suicide, LLC and Joanne L. Harpel, President, are not governed by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  

 

If at any time you are in crisis and/or feeling suicidal call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at  800-273-TALK or 911, text “HELP” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or go the nearest emergency room.

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