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Losing someone to suicide can be painful, confusing, and overwhelming.

Grieving the suicide of a loved one is different than grieving other kinds of loss.

You may be looking for others who have had your experience to help you through your healing process.

You do not have to struggle with this alone – there is support available.

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You may feel alone, and may not know where to turn for support. You may not realize that there are other survivors who are suffering too.

Support Groups

You can join a peer support group whether the person you lost was a friend, family member, co-worker, student, or other relationship. It doesn’t matter if your loss was in the past or happened recently; we welcome you to join us in a shared process of healing.

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No one can “get over” loss. However, you can find your way through the grief process and heal with support.

It is very common (and can be very risky) to become isolated while grieving.

People in our survivors’ support groups report that attending group can:

Reduce feelings of isolation.

Create safety for participants to explore and express feelings without judgment.

Empower participants to access the resources to help themselves and to be of help to others.

Encourage group members to discover that they are not alone, and that survival and healing is possible.

For more information about our Suicide Loss Survivors support groups and suicide loss resources, please email us at sps24hr@fsa-cc.org or call 831-459-9373 ext: 5

Currently our groups are for adults 18 and over. Please contact us for resources for youth.

Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz County Support Groups:

In-Person

1st Wednesday of the month in Downtown Santa Cruz 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Zoom

Every third Wednesday of the month, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., followed by the subsequent Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

To participate in our support groups, please register by calling 831-459-9373  ext: 5

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24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line
Call: 988
Serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties for over 50 years

 

Calls to the Suicide Crisis Line are confidential, but we are required to report to outside agencies and/or get additional help in certain situations, including immediate risk of suicide or homicide and minor, elder, or dependent adult abuse or neglect.

Las llamadas a Suicide Crisis Line son confidenciales, pero estamos obligados a informar a agencias exteriores y de obtener ayuda adicional en ciertas situaciones, incluyendo riesgo inmediato de suicidio u homicidio al igual que abuso o descuido/abandono de algún menor, anciano y/ó un adulto dependiente.

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