2nd Tuesdays & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Host: Mary Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville
For those who have lost a loved one by suicide, the journey of healing can be lonely, painful, and confusing. Those left behind after a suicide need a place where they can share their experiences with others who really understand, a place where they can talk openly, a place where others will listen without judging.
Suicide Bereavement Support Group is offered the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in Room 17. All adults who are surviving the loss of a loved one who died by suicide are welcome. There are no fees or registration required.
Leading this group is a facilitator trained by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Toni Wetzel, who has lost a loved one by suicide and promotes listening without judging within the group.
A loss by suicide is complicated by overwhelming feelings of guilt and loss. The group provides reassurance that healing is possible. As one group member said, "I find that when I leave the monthly meetings, I am refreshed and feel I've been heard. My burdens that I carry about suicide are lifted after each meeting because it is comforting to be there." For more information, visit SAVE.