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 (you’ll be amazed at how warm, welcoming, and genuine Zoom support groups can be).

 

The groups are small and private, so you’ll feel truly seen and heard.

 

They’re professionally facilitated by a hand-picked member of the Coping After Suicide® Support Group Facilitator Corps, who are all highly-skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable individuals with a deep personal and professional understanding of suicide loss. 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)

  • Summer Cycle (May-August)

  • Fall Cycle (September-December)

 

The registration fee for each 10-session cycle is $425 for new members ($385 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.

"This group has given me so much,

it's hard to find the words."

 

"The group has been extraordinaily helpful for me.

I have felt a deep inner shift happen."

“I found I kept saying to myself: 'omg yes'."

"This is just what I needed."

"My only regret is not joining sooner.”

For more detailed information about our groups and facilitators, and to determine if a Coping After Suicide support group feels like a good fit for you, please read our FAQ's. 

 

 A brief intake conversation is required before registering. To set up a call, please email the facilitator of the group you're interested in. If you've already had your intake conversation, you can go ahead and register here.

Fall Cycle Groups

Groups are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If the one you'd like to join is already full for this cycle, you may find the support you're looking for in one of our other offerings. Please contact us, and we'll explore it with you, and help you figure it out. 

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

This group is full for the Fall Cycle, but the Wednesday and/or Twentysomethings Groups are wonderful alternatives

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

Fall Cycle Meeting Dates:

Sept 12, 19

Oct 3, 17, 24, 31

Nov 7, 21

Dec 5, 12

Fathers (who've lost a child). Saturdays 11 am-12:30 pm Eastern 

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

Fall Cycle Meeting Dates:

Sept 11, 18

Oct 2, 16, 23, 30

Nov 6, 20

Dec 4, 11

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

This group is full for the Fall Cycle, but the Wednesday Group is a  wonderful alternatives

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

Fall Cycle Meeting Dates:

Sept 21, 28

Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

Nov 2, 9, 16, 23

Siblings. Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Marianne Reid Schrom (email Marianne  to schedule a call)

Fall Cycle Meeting Dates:

Sept 22, 29

Oct 6, 13, 20, 27

Nov 3, 10, 17

Dec 1

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

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

Fall Cycle Meeting Dates:

Sept 21, 28

Oct 5, 12, 26

Nov 2, 9, 16

Dec 7, 14

Spouses, Partners, and Significant Others (Thursdays). Thursdays 12-1:30 pm Eastern

This group is full for the Fall Cycle

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

Fall Cycle Meeting Dates:

Sept 23, 30

Oct 7, 14, 28

Nov 4, 11, 18

Dec 2, 9

Teens. Mondays 4-5:30 pm Eastern 

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

Fall Cycle Meeting Dates:

Sept 13, 20

Oct 4, 18

Nov 1, 15, 29

Dec 6, 13, 20

Twentysomethings. Thursdays 6:30–8 pm Eastern

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

Fall Cycle Meeting Dates:

Sept 30

Oct 7, 14, 21, 28

Nov 11, 18

Dec 2, 9, 16

Wednesdays (open to survivors of any suicide loss). Wednesdays 5-6:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Marianne Reid Schrom (email Marianne  to schedule a call)

Fall Cycle Meeting Dates:

Sept 22, 29

Oct 6, 13, 20, 27

Nov 3, 10, 17

Dec 1

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