Southwest Metro Denver Survivors of Suicide is a peer-facilitated support group for any individual 18 and older who needs help resolving grief from suicide. The trained volunteers who facilitate our support group have each experienced a suicide loss and have had the time to process and work through their grief to a level where they feel they can be helpful to others.
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.). Our group provides a safe and confidential space to exchange ideas and support in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and inclusive environment.
Our group meets virtually on the 3rd Monday of the month from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm via Zoom due to COVID-19. We will resume in-person meetings at Littleton Adventist Hospital as soon as it is safe to do so.