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 2023 DATES
(Groups are in alphabetical order)

Adults Who've Lost a Parent - A. Sundays 6-7:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Franklin Cook (email Franklin to schedule a call)

January 8, 22, 29

February 5, 19, 26

March 12, 19

April 16, 23

Adults Who've Lost a Parent - B. Sundays 8-9:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Franklin Cook (email Franklin to schedule a call)

January 8, 22, 29

February 5, 19, 26

March 12, 19

April 16, 23

 

[NEW] Continuing Journey (if your loss was 3+ years ago, this is an additional option for you): Mondays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Joan Hoff (email Joan to schedule a call)

January 16, 23, 30

February 13, 20, 27

March 13, 20

April 3, 10

Fathers (who've lost a child). Tuesdays 8-9:30 pm Eastern 

Facilitator: Don Lipstein (email Don to schedule a call)

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 21, 28

March 7, 14, 21, 28

Mothers  (who've lost a child). Wednesdays 5-6:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Joanne Harpel (email Joanne to schedule a call)

January 18, 25

February 1, 22

March 1, 8, 29

April 12, 19, 26

Siblings. Wednesdays 12-1:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Joanne Harpel (email Joanne to schedule a call)

January 18, 25

February 1, 22

March 1, 8, 29

April 12, 19, 26

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

Facilitator: Joan Hoff (email Joan to schedule a call)

January 17, 24, 31

February 14, 21, 28

March 14, 21

April 4, 11

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

Facilitator: Joan Hoff (email Joan to schedule a call)

January 17, 24, 31

February 14, 21, 28

March 14, 21

April 4, 11

Teens. Mondays 4-5:30 pm Eastern 

Facilitator: Steve Karaiskos (email Steve to schedule a call)

January 23, 30

February 6, 13, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3 

Twentysomethings. Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Steve Karaiskos (email Steve to schedule a call)

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 21, 28

March  7, 14, 21, 28

Would you be interested in a possible future LGBTQIA+ Group? Let us know. 

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