Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group [ Online / By Phone ] – DBHIDS

The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group is a group to help loss survivors cope, connect, and work toward healing. Trained group facilitators are suicide loss survivors who know firsthand how difficult it can be to find your way after losing someone to suicide. The group is open to anyone 18 years or older who is grieving a loss due to suicide. The group is free, confidential, and meets the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, please contact philadelphiasptf@phila.gov COVID19 Update: We want to prioritize your health and safety while still offering our support in your grief. In response to the social distancing guidance from the Center for Disease Control, we will host support groups online and by phone. Third Thursday of each month, 7pm (previously held at DBHIDS) Join the Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 838 0849 1956 Password: 512192 Dial In: (646) 931-3860 and enter Meeting ID: 83808491956#

2022-08-03T13:03:21-04:00January 21st, 2021||

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group [ Online / By Phone ] – Methodist Hospital

The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group seeks to help loss survivors cope, connect, and work toward healing. Trained group facilitators are suicide loss survivors who know firsthand how difficult it can be to find your way after losing someone to suicide. The group is open to anyone 18 years or older who is grieving a loss due to suicide. The group is free and confidential. For more information, please contact philadelphiasptf@phila.gov COVID19 Update: We want to prioritize your health and safety while still offering our support in your grief. In response to the social distancing guidance from the Center for Disease Control, we hosting support groups online and by phone. Second Wednesday of each month, 7pm (previously held at Methodist Hospital) Join the Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 873 0275 6074 Password: 475418 Dial In: (646) 931-3860 and enter Meeting ID: 87302756074#

2022-08-03T12:55:23-04:00January 13th, 2021||

How to Talk to a Suicide Loss Survivor

Talking to someone who has lost a loved one to suicide is challenging to say the least. It presents challenges beyond the discomfort we commonly feel in the presence of grief. Despite our hearts being in the right place, the eagerness to comfort someone may mistakenly cause us to say something hurtful. The fear of compounding the loss survivor’s pain by saying the wrong thing may cause us to avoid those who are grieving. Let them know about the Suicide Loss Support Groups that happen throughout the month in our area. And below are some tips from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on navigating conversations with suicide loss survivors in a kind, thoughtful, and responsible way: “I don’t know what to say, but I’m here for you.” Suicide loss is complicated, devastating, dumbfounding. There are no easy answers and no easy fixes. Be a patient, nonjudgmental listener. Be a safe place for the loss survivor to give voice to their anger, frustration, fear, relief, sadness, or any other emotion they may feel.  Or just be there with them – the reassuring presence of someone who cares may offer a lot of solace. Refrain from saying, “I understand what you’re going through.” Because suicide loss is not like other losses, you cannot truly understand how the loss survivor is feeling. [...]

2019-09-10T13:50:25-04:00September 10th, 2019|Awareness, Depression, Suicide Prevention, Support|
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