Support Groups

Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group

WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm (See Events Calendar for additional sessions)
WHERE: Mound City Bank Motor Branch, Platteville

After the devastating loss of our wonderful son, Benjamin, November 11, 2014; we have started a support group to help others who have been put in this unfortunate position. We invite those who have lost a loved one to suicide to come share their story. We realize it’s a courageous step as we have welcomed others who have lost someone 10, 20, or 30 years ago and who are still struggling with despair from their loss and also the unfortunate stigma others associate to suicide. We want to reassure these brave people that attend our SOS meetings that our group is not here to judge. It is our intent to share our stories, give hope, and find healing in our hearts as well as comfort and happiness sharing wonderful memories of those we’ve loved and lost that will remain forever in our hearts.

A Different Grief
A sudden death is a traumatic experience for survivors. A death by suicide adds a unique set of challenges for those who are left behind. Some reasons that a death by suicide may feel different than other losses you have experienced:

The methods of suicide are not “natural”
There always must be a discoverer who may be someone close or a stranger
Police and other authorities are involved
When suicide is ruled as the cause of death, the reasons may remain a mystery
There may be a final note or communication involved – the message, or lack of message, can raise questions for survivors
Religious conflicts may arise – your own beliefs or the beliefs of others
This support group is meant to help you understand what happens after suicide and to give you hope.

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