If you have lost someone to suicide, the first thing you should know is that you are not alone. Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tell us that just over 44,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States — one death every 12 minutes — making this one of our Nation's most critical public health problems.
The devastated family and friends left behind are known as "survivors." There are millions of survivors who, like you, are trying to cope with this heartbreaking loss. For so many survivors, a crucial part of their healing process is the support and sense of connection they feel through sharing their grief with other survivors. The most common way this sharing occurs is through survivor support groups. These groups provide a safe place where survivors can share their experiences and support each other.
Group Name: SOLOS - Survivors of a Loved One's Suicide
Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month Time: 7pm
Location: St. Mary's Hospital (Amsterdam, NY) - Call for meeting room location
Contact: Bob Martin, email: firstname.lastname@example.org