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 $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.

"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 will be forever thankful for these groups."

"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.

Groups are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If the one you'd like to join is already full, 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. 

Spring Cycle (January-April) Groups

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

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 16, 23, 30

Feb 13, 20, 27

Mar 13, 20

Apr 3, 10

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

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 16, 23, 30

Feb 13, 20, 27

Mar 13, 20

Apr 3, 10

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

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 15, 22, 29

Feb 12, 19, 26

Mar 12, 19

Apr 2, 9

LGBTQIA+ (for members of the LGBTQIA+ community who've lost any loved one to suicide). Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm Eastern 

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 12, 19, 26

Feb 2, 9

Mar 2, 9, 30

Apr 6, 13

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

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 11, 18, 25

Feb 1, 8, 22

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22

Siblings (Wednesdays). Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm Eastern

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 26

Feb 2, 9, 16, 23

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Siblings (Thursdays). Thursdays 6:30-8 pm Eastern

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 27

Feb 3, 10, 17, 24

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 11, 18, 25

Feb 1, 8, 15

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22

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

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 27

Feb 3, 10, 17, 24

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Teens. Mondays 4-5:30 pm Eastern 

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 10, 17, 31

Feb 7, 14, 28

Mar 7, 28

Apr 4, 11

Twentysomethings. Thursdays 6:30–8 pm Eastern

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 13, 20, 27

Feb 3, 17

Mar 3, 10, 31

Apr 7, 14

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

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

Meeting Dates:

Jan 26

Feb 2, 9, 16, 23

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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