Workshops

Surviving After Suicide: A 7-Week Grief Workshop for Adult Suicide Loss Survivors

The stigma that your loved one has taken their own life can leave you feeling alone and isolated. You may find yourself in a struggle to survive and then move forward. Find hope in connecting with peers who understand. This seven-week workshop will focus on issues and experiences unique to suicide. Surviving After Suicide is a group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide. This workshop is designed to provide members with information about the grieving process and to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space to share their experiences and feelings with others who share a similar loss. 
Surviving After Suicide focuses on issues and experiences unique to suicide loss including:

  • Information on loss, the grief process, and mourning
  • Depression, mental illness, and suicide awareness education
  • Addressing the unanswered questions of suicide loss – The “Whys?”, “What Ifs?”, and “If Onlys”
  • The emotions and feelings associated with (and unique to) a suicide death
  • Strategies for handling tender days, special occasions and holidays
  • Relationships – establishing & maintaining familial, friendships and romantic connections & Remembrance – how we can best honor our loved one’s memories
  • Coping skills, self-care, and accessing community resources

The next Surviving After Suicide workshop will be held on Fridays, February 7th, 2020 – March 20th, 2020. The cost is $25/session or $150/7-weeks if pre-paid in advance and includes all course materials, activities, and light refreshments at each meeting. Registration is available here. Please contact instructor Charlotte Tankersley at charlotte@hope-group.org or (720) 745-9252 with any questions.

Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide:
7-week bereavement workshop
for youth 13-19 years old 

Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide is a seven-week support group for teens who have lost a loved one to suicide. Teens can gather together with others who are the same age to share their grief, experiences and learn coping skills after the loss of a family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker or another person of significance in their lives. Like Surviving After Suicide for adults, Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide is curriculum-based with structured group learning activities and a specific curriculum tailored to teens. We will meet on Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm as soon as we have 8 teens interested in the group. The cost is $50 for the 7-week session to cover the cost of materials and snacks. If you are interested in learning more, want to know if this group may be appropriate for you or your teen, or to be placed on the waitlist, please contact Charlotte Tankersley at (720) 745-9252 or charlotte@hope-group.org.

Choose Life!

Choose Life! is an eight-week support group for individuals with suicidal thoughts or who have experienced a suicide attempt. During the group we will:

  • meet others who share similar experiences
  • provide mutual support in a safe, non-judgemental environment
  • identify patterns of suicidal ideation
  • learn coping skills & self-care strategies
  • learn how to safely access community resources
  • complete a community service project (optional but highly recommended)
  • have opportunities for socialization to build an outside support network (optional but highly recommended)

The cost is $25/session or $150/8-weeks if pre-paid in advance and includes all course materials, activities, and light refreshments at each meeting (financial assistance is available if the cost is prohibitive). The group will begin meeting on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Littleton Adventist Hospital when we have 8 people interested in the group. Please contact Charlotte Tankersley at charlotte@hope-group.org or (720) 745-9252 with any questions or to be added to the waitlist to join.

Unanswered questions & unresolved guilt after a suicide

This 2-hour workshop addresses some of the unanswered questions that are common after a suicide loss especially the “Whys?” and the “What ifs?”. We also explore the “If onlys…”, “Shouldas,” “Couldas,” and “Wouldas” that often accompany a suicide death and the effects of unresolved guilt. Finally, we will learn some steps to take to help resolve the feelings of guilt that result from a suicide death.

Cost: $35 for the 2-hour workshop which includes materials and light refreshments.

Currently, we do not have any Unanswered questions & unresolved guilt after a suicide workshops scheduled at this time. If you would like to be placed on a wait-list for this workshop to be notified when one is scheduled, please email the instructor, Charlotte Tankersley, at charlotte@hope-group.org.

Tender days, holidays & finding a “new normal” after a suicide loss

Celebrating and establishing new traditions at the holidays are often the last things you want to do, not to mention getting back to “normal” when it feels like your world is falling apart is something that feels nearly impossible after the loss of a loved one to suicide. Learn how to manage the holidays, deal with tender days such as anniversaries, birthdays and other days of remembrance, and find out what that “new normal” is and how to navigate it when it feels like it is so far out of reach in this 2-hour workshop.

Cost: $35 for the 2-hour workshop which includes materials and light refreshments.

Currently, we do not have any Tender days, holidays & finding a “new normal” after a suicide loss workshops scheduled at this time. If you would like to be placed on a wait-list for this workshop to be notified when one is scheduled, please email the instructor, Charlotte Tankersley, at charlotte@hope-group.org.

Suicide Intervention Skills Gatekeeper Training

Suicide Intervention Skills Gatekeeper Training Workshop is a 2-hour educational program that includes:

  • An evidence-based suicide gatekeeper training known as QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer) designed to teach lay & professional “gatekeepers” how to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be suicidal, information about the common causes of suicidal behavior, how to identify the warning signs of suicide and how to get help for someone in crisis.
  • An opportunity to practice these new skills in a safe environment,
  • Group discussion about the impact suicide has on our personal lives and in our communities,
  • Information about what community resources are available and which are best to use during a crisis for yourself or someone you love.

$25.00 registration fee includes a training booklet, wallet reference card, packet with local resources, certificate of attendance (if desired), light refreshments, and a digital copy of the book Suicide: The Forever Decision by Dr. Paul G. Quinnett, founder of the QPR Institute. Group rates available! Visit www.denverqprtraining.com for more information on this workshop or to register for the next training session.