Group 4F is a free peer support group for adults (18+) who are the family members & friends of suicide attempt survivors, individuals living with suicidal ideation (thoughts) and/or a chronic (ongoing) mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, etc., (and many others not listed here…). 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.
We understand that loving someone who is struggling can often feel difficult and isolating so we gather together monthly to exchange ideas, coping strategies, self-care tips, tools for our loved ones, and to find support in a safe and non-judgmental space from others who share similar experiences. We leave strengthened and with renewed energy, able to help lift up and support our loved ones (or step back if that is what is necessary and healthy for us as individuals). We also leave knowing that we are doing what we can to support ourselves and our family/friends in the healthiest way possible to the best of our ability with the information and resources we have available to us at this time.
Group 4F is led by a trained peer-facilitator who cares for several family members who have chronic mental health conditions and past hospitalizations. They too understand that loving someone who is struggling can often feel difficult, isolating, and exhausting.
Group 4F meets via Zoom on the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. It will continue to meet on the third Thursday of the month when the COVID-19 crisis is over, but it is not yet determined whether it will continue to meet via Zoom or if it will resume its in-person meetings.