Our Support Groups:

 

Hope After Suicide

Safe online space for hope and support for adult suicide loss survivors, including spouses, partners, parents, siblings, children, family members, friends, neighbors, professionals, caregivers, and co-workers.

About Our Group:

  • Free peer-facilitated support group for adults (18+) led by trained facilitators who are also suicide loss survivors.
  • During our meetings, members provide mutual support to others as they discuss difficulties they may be having coping with their loss and can seek opportunities to learn new ways of approaching challenges and situations that have come up as a result of the suicide death.
  • This includes: looking for experience dealing with secondary losses, how to handle the things people say to suicide survivors, what you can do to handle difficult anniversaries, special occasions, or “tender days”, and getting help with processing feelings often associated with a suicide loss (including guilt, anger, shame, blame, self-doubt, fear, abandonment, relief, etc.).
  • Hope After Suicide provides a safe and confidential online space to exchange ideas and support in a welcoming and inclusive non-judgmental, stigma-free environment.

Meeting Info:

For more information please visit http://www.hope-group.org/hopeaftersuicide.

Southwest Metro Denver Survivors of Suicide

Support for adult suicide loss survivors, including spouses, partners, parents, siblings, children, family members, friends, neighbors, professionals, caregivers, and co-workers.

About Our Group:

  • Free peer-facilitated support group for adults (18+) led by trained facilitators who are also suicide loss survivors.
  • During our meetings, members provide mutual support to others as they discuss difficulties they may be having coping with their loss and can seek opportunities to learn new ways of approaching challenges and situations that have come up as a result of the suicide death.
  • This includes: looking for experience dealing with secondary losses, how to handle the things people say to suicide survivors, what you can do to handle difficult anniversaries, special occasions, or “tender days”, and getting help with processing feelings often associated with a suicide loss (including guilt, anger, shame, blame, self-doubt, fear, abandonment, relief, etc.).
  • Southwest Metro Denver Survivors of Suicide provides a safe and confidential space to exchange ideas and support in a welcoming and inclusive non-judgmental, stigma-free environment.

Meeting Info:

  • We meet on the third Monday each month from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Littleton Adventist Hospital in Conference Room 4 (7700 S Broadway, Littleton CO 80211) – Our in-person meeting is temporarily meeting via Zoom due to Coronavirus-19 and physical distancing requirements. We will resume in-person meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.

For more information please visit http://www.hope-group.org/swmetrodenversos.

Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide

Support for teen suicide loss survivors.

About Our Group:

  • Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide is a 7-week support group by led trained facilitators (who are also suicide loss survivors) for youth ages 13-19.
  • During our meetings, teens provide mutual support to others as they discuss difficulties they may be having coping with their loss and can seek opportunities to learn new ways of approaching challenges and situations that have come up as a result of the suicide death.
  • Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide provides a safe and confidential space to exchange ideas, learn coping skills, and gain support in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and inclusive environment.
  •  Like our 7-week Surviving After Suicide workshop for adults (http://www.hope-group.org/surviving-after-suicide), Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide is curriculum-based with structured group learning activities and a specific curriculum tailored to teens.

Meeting Info:

  • The group meets on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm PT / 4:30 pm MT / 5:30 pm CT / 6:30 pm ET.
  • Cost: $75/7-weeks and includes all class materials, in-class activities & snacks. 

Please contact Charlotte Tankersley at charlotte@hope-group.org or 720-745-9252 to find out if this group may be appropriate for you or your teen or for more information please visit http://www.hope-group.org/togas.

Surviving, Striving & Thriving

Support for adults who have survived a suicide attempt or who have ongoing suicidal thoughts (also known as suicidal ideation or SI).

About Our Group:

  • Surviving, Striving & Thriving is a free support group for adults 18+ who struggle with suicidal thoughts or who have survived a suicide attempt.
  • We meet to provide understanding through mutual experiences, learn coping skills from one another, and provide additional resources in the community while building a support system in order to create a safety net and promote healing.
  • Surviving, Striving & Thriving is led by trained peer facilitators who have also experienced ongoing suicidal ideation and/or have survived a suicide attempt.

Meeting Info:

  • The group meets Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm PT / 6:30 pm MT / 7:30 pm CT 8:30 pm ET.

For more information please visit http://www.hope-group.org/survive-strive-thrive.

Choose Life! SOSA Group

Support for adults who have survived a suicide attempt or who have ongoing suicidal thoughts (also known as suicidal ideation or SI).

About Our Group:

  • Choose Life! is an 8-week support group for adults 18+ who struggle with suicidal thoughts or who have survived a suicide attempt.
  • We meet to provide understanding through mutual experiences, learn coping skills, and provide additional resources in the community while building a support system in order to create a safety net and promote healing.
  • Other opportunities for socialization are provided outside the group, as is a group community service project to foster growth, increase self-esteem, and offer a chance to give back to the community (when class is held in person).
  • Choose Life! is led by trained facilitators who have also experienced ongoing suicidal ideation and/or have survived a suicide attempt.

Meeting Info:

  • Choose Life! meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm MT / 8:00 pm CT / 9:00 ET and runs for 1.5 – 2 hours.
  • Cost: $150/8-weeks.

Please visit http://www.hope-group.org/choose-life or contact Program Manager Charlotte Tankersley at charlotte@hope-group.org or 720-745-9252 to learn more about this group and to find out if it may be appropriate for you.

Teens Surviving, Striving & Thriving

Support for teens who have suicidal thoughts (also known as suicidal ideation or SI) or who have survived a suicide attempt.

About Our Group:

  • Teens Surviving, Striving & Thriving is an 8-week psychoeducational support group for youth ages 13-19 who struggle with suicidal thoughts or who have survived a suicide attempt.
  • We gather together to provide understanding through mutual experiences, learn coping skills, and link youth to additional resources in the community while building a support system in order to create a safety net and promote healing.
  • Other opportunities for socialization are provided outside the group, as is a group community service project to foster growth, increase self-esteem, and offer a chance to give back to the community when the group is held in person. (Outside optional group activities may be extra. Information on these activities will be provided on Week 2.) 
  • Teens Surviving, Striving & Thriving is led by trained facilitators who have also experienced ongoing suicidal ideation and/or have survived a suicide attempt.

Meeting Info:

  • The group meets on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm PT / 4:30 pm MT / 5:30 pm CT / 6:30 pm ET.
  • Cost: $75/8-weeks and includes all class materials, TSST in-class activities & snacks. 

Please visit http://www.hope-group.org/teens-survive-strive-thrive or contact Charlotte Tankersley at charlotte@hope-group.org or 720-745-9252 to learn more about this group, or to place your teen on the waitlist for the next group which is forming now.

Group 4F – Fortifying Families & Forming Friendships

Support for family members and friends of individuals with a history of suicidal thoughts (also known as suicidal ideation or SI), a previous suicide attempt, or a chronic mental health condition.

About Our Group:

  • Free support group for adult friends and family members of individuals (of any age) with ongoing suicidal thoughts, a chronic mental health condition, or who have survived a suicide attempt.
  • Group 4F is not for suicide attempt survivors or suicide loss survivors unless you are also supporting a family member or friend who has a history of suicidal ideation, an attempt, or an ongoing chronic mental health condition.
  • Led by a trained peer-facilitator with several family members who have chronic mental health conditions and past hospitalizations who understand that loving someone who is struggling can often feel difficult, isolating, and exhausting.
  • Safe and non-judgmental space to exchange ideas, coping strategies, self-care tips, tools for our loved ones, and a place to find support from others who share similar experiences.

Meeting Info:

For more information please visit http://www.hope-group.org/group4f.

 


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 facilitator and suicide intervention skills gatekeeper training. The role of our facilitators is not to diagnose or treat members of the group but to guide the flow of conversation, start and end the group on time, help teach coping skills and ensure the group remains a safe space for members to heal.
While The Hope Group does not provide crisis services, we care about your well-being and what happens to you! A list of local resources is available at every meeting or via email (usually within 24 hours) by emailing our Executive Director at charlotte@hope-group.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 online text chat. Don’t give up, please reach out! Hope and help are available 24/7/365.