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Christian Survivors of Suicide Loss Grief Support Group

“Companioning others through grief…  is about honoring the spirit, listening with the heart, walking alongside, not about leading or being led.”

"Open" Group
2nd Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm, Room 213

Continue your life after the loss of theirs.

This open support group is for family and friends who are experiencing grief and loss at any time after the suicide of a loved one. While faith plays a role in many survivors' healing, anyone of any faith may attend. Respect will be given to all.

The meetings begin with a brief introduction followed by an open floor for people to discuss how they are coping with the loss of their loved one. You can sit quietly and listen, or feel free to share. The hardest part for many survivors is just building the strength to come to the first meeting. CSOSL is a safe place to share grief, understand more about suicide, and seek mutual support as you navigate this difficult journey with people who share a similar experience.

You are not alone; please join us! We are spouses, siblings, parents, children, partners, friends, family, and coworkers who have all lost someone special to suicide. Over 47,000 people die by suicide in the United States each year, leaving behind millions of devastated family and friends. Common feelings include shame, guilt, shock, anger, and relief. There is no time frame for grief, and it is OK to ask yourself, “Why?” for as long as you need to. 

Our primary resource is Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s book Understanding Your Suicide Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. It is suggested that people have at least 3 months from their date of loss. The group is appropriate for ages 18 and older. Class size is not limited. There is no fee. 

For more information, please email group facilitator Terri Hartman at terri1913@gmail.com. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800.273.TALK (8255) / suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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