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Support Groups and Online Communities for Sharing

 For many people bereaved by suicide, sharing their suicide loss with someone who understands, who has been there is an important step in the grief journey. The number of support groups in the United States and across the world continues to grow along with online communities.

To find a support group in your area, please see one of the links below:

American Association of Suicidology


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention



Online sharing communities

www.pos-ffos.com (Parents and Families of Suicides) or www.suicidgrief.com

To join POS (Parents of Suicides) or FFOS (Friends and Families of Suicides), the quickest way is to either email Karyl Chastain Beal (arlynsmom@bellsouth.net) and ask for an application, or to go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/parentsofsuicides/info to sign up for POS

or to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ffofsuicides/info to sign up for FFOS.


http://connect.legacy.com/group/suicidessurvivors (LegacyConnect’s Suicide Survivors Support Group)


http://www.taps.org/online.aspx (Tragedy Assistant Program for Survivors– not specific to suicide but as it is for anyone who has lost someone in the military, there are a large number of survivors of suicide loss who belong to this community)


If there is no support group in your local community and you’d like to start one, look here for further information on how to receive the training to make that happen:

Through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/find-a-support-group/information-for-support-group-facilitators/

or through HEARTBEAT:



08/18/2017 at 6:22 AM
My companions brother was in an murder- suicide event. He killed his family then himself. This is an absolute shock & I'm looking for a support group in Northern NJ. I don't know how my companion is going to cope. Any insight on a group would be much appreciated. Thank You
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