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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 - Summer Cycle 2024
Groups are in alphabetical order.

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

Facilitator: Steve Karaiskos (stevenjkaraiskos@gmail.com)

May 29

June 5, 12, 19, 26

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

 

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

Facilitator: Kim Burditt (kimburditt46@gmail.com)

May 7, 14, 21, 28

June 4, 11, 18, 25

July 2, 16

 

Continuing Journey (if you lost any loved one to suicide 3+ years ago this is another option for you. Prior participation in a Coping After Suicide Group is not required): Mondays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Joan Hoff (joanshoff2020@gmail.com)

May 13, 20

June 3, 10, 17, 24

July 1, 8, 22, 29

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

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

May 7, 14

June 4, 11, 18, 25

July 9, 16, 23

August 6

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

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

May 19

June 9, 23, 30

July 14, 21, 28

August 4, 18, 25

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

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

May 21

June 4, 11, 18, 25

July 16, 30

August 6, 20, 27

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

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

May 21

June 4, 11, 18, 25

July 16, 30

August 6, 20, 27

 

(FULL) Siblings-A: Thursdays 6:30-8 pm Eastern

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

May 9,  16, 30 

June 6, 13, 20

July 11, 18, 25 

August 1

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

Facilitator: Joan Hoff (joanshoff2020@gmail.com)

May 14, 21, 

June 4, 11, 18, 25

July 2, 9, 16, 23

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

Facilitator: Joan Hoff (joanshoff2020@gmail.com)

May 14, 21, 

June 4, 11, 18, 25

July 2, 9, 16, 23

 

Twentysomethings-A: Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

Facilitator: Steve Karaiskos (stevenjkaraiskos@gmail.com)

May 28

June 4, 11, 18, 25 

July 2, 9, 23, 30

August 6

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