Welcome to The Hope Group! Our goal is to provide professional, supportive peer-led services to individuals who have been impacted by suicide. (This includes suicide loss survivors, suicide attempt survivors, and the impacted family, friends and/or caregivers of individuals who have attempted suicide, who have ongoing suicidal ideation (thoughts), or who have a chronic mental health condition.)
We do this through:
- Educating the public on current issues surrounding suicide and mental health including suicide awareness and intervention skills training workshops held both online and in the community
- Offering low-cost, individual one-on-one peer support services
- Hosting free weekly and monthly peer-facilitated support groups for teen and adult suicide loss survivors, attempt survivors and their support systems
- Hosting low-cost weekly psychoeducational support groups designed for teen and adult suicide loss and attempt survivors
- Offering educational workshops to provide information, tools and support regarding a variety of suicide-related topics specifically crafted to support suicide loss and attempt survivors in their healing journey
- Training individuals who are interested in supporting others who have been impacted by suicide how to start and run a peer-facilitated support group or program
- Hosting regular community education sessions with expert guest speakers who discuss current topics surrounding suicide and other mental health-related issues
- Hosting community discussion sessions, expert guest panels and other small interest groups surrounding topics related to suicide
- Sponsoring a speaker’s bureau that provides groups or organizations with trained speaker(s) and/or educator(s) (who each have lived experience), that are available to speak on a variety of current topics which address mental health, suicide and/or LGBTQIA+ awareness, education and/or support
- Providing case management and other supportive services for individuals who have been impacted by suicide
Please visit our Support Groups page for our current support group schedule (including Zoom links) or for more information about the free peer-facilitated support groups we currently have available. This includes our groups to support suicide loss survivors (Hope After Suicide & Southwest Metro Denver Survivors of Suicide – and you don’t even need to live in Denver to attend Southwest Metro Denver Survivors of Suicide while we’re hosting it virtually!), groups to support suicide attempt survivors (Surviving, Striving & Thriving and Teens Surviving, Striving & Thriving), and our group (Group 4F – Fortifying Families and Forming Friendships) for impacted family, friends and caregivers (Impacted family, friends and caregivers are individuals who provide care for and/or support to people who have survived a suicide attempt, who have ongoing suicidal ideation (suicidal thoughts) or who have a chronic mental health condition.)
Please note that all of our support groups (and classes) are currently meeting virtually via Zoom due to COVID-19. We will resume our in-person support groups as soon as it is safe to do so.
Please visit our Workshops page for information about our available psychoeducational support workshops for teen and adult suicide loss and suicide attempt survivors. We offer 7-week workshops for suicide loss survivors (Surviving After Suicide and Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide and 8-week workshops to support suicide attempt survivor and/or individuals with ongoing suicidal ideation (thoughts) (Choose Life! and Choose Life! 4 Teens). Our Workshops page also has more information about our grief workshops for suicide loss survivors regarding managing the holidays & other tender days and addressing unanswered questions & unresolved grief. Please check back often as we will also be posting information about our upcoming growth workshops for suicide attempt survivors and/or individuals with ongoing suicidal ideation (thoughts)!
Visit our training site www.denverqprtraining.com for more information about our low-cost Suicide Intervention Skills Gatekeeper Training Workshops. Our next workshop is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Check out our full 2022 training schedule, now available on www.denverqprtraining.com.
We also teach others how to start and facilitate peer-facilitated suicide support groups!
- If you are interested in learning how to start, sustain and facilitate a peer-facilitated suicide loss survivor bereavement support group, please check out our Facilitator Training page. Our next training workshop for new suicide bereavement support group facilitators will be held on June 11, 2022. Registration opens March 1, 2022 and the workshop will fill up quickly, so register ASAP to reserve your spot!
- If you are interested in starting a peer-facilitated support group for suicide attempt survivors and/or individuals with ongoing suicidal ideation (thoughts), please contact our Executive Director, Charlie Tankersley, at (720) 745-9252 or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more information about upcoming facilitator training opportunities and/or for a consultation on how to start a new suicide attempt survivor support group (or program) in your community.
The Hope Group welcomes your feedback and encourages community input! We want to know how our organization can continue to improve the quality of and types of services that we provide to individuals whose lives have been impacted by suicide. Please email your comments and/or suggestions to email@example.com!
Monday – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tues – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We try to return all calls within 1 business day.
Please note: Our groups are not a substitute for medical treatment or professional therapy. Our peer facilitators have shared similar life experiences to those in the groups they facilitate and have gone through both peer facilitator and suicide intervention skills gatekeeper training (QPR). Many of our facilitators are also Adult and/or Youth Mental Health First Aid, safeTALK and/or ASIST certified. Our facilitators role is not to diagnose or treat members of the group, but to introduce potential meeting topics, help guide the flow of the group’s conversation, ensure the group remains a safe space for members to heal, start and end group on time (and make sure it stays on schedule) and to help teach basic coping skills to aid in the healing process.
While The Hope Group does not provide crisis services, we care about your well-being and what happens to you! A list of resources is available at every meeting or via email (usually within 24 hours) by emailing our Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: RESOURCES PLEASE!
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or is in crisis: please contact Colorado Crisis Services at (844) 493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. You can also reach them at www.coloradocrisisservices.org. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255), reach the Crisis Text Line by texting HELLO to 741-741 or visit www.imalive.org for support via online text-based chat. Don’t give up, please reach out! Hope and help are available 24/7/365.