Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide meets weekly for 7-weeks several times throughout the year to help 13-19-year-old youth grieve a suicide loss.
Grief is a universal experience. It is a normal, healthy response to loss. If you have ever experienced it, you know grief can be a difficult process. This process can be more challenging when it happens during a time of our lives that we are already experiencing other changes (like adolescence). Additionally, suicide is a complex loss because one has to grieve a loss that was caused by the decision of the individual to take their own life.
The stigma surrounding suicide can also complicate the grieving process for many reasons, including intensifying the emotions that one may not expect to experience surrounding a loved one’s death such as guilt, blame, shame, anger, fear and/or relief, etc.) and can often cause people to feel uncomfortable seeking comfort from others in talking about their loss like they would when a loved one dies from other causes such as natural death, an accident, or a long term illness.
Many adult suicide loss survivors find comfort in seeking others who have shared a similar loss due to this stigma, and Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide is a 7-week support group that is just for youth 13-19 who have lost a family member or friend to suicide.
Teens meet 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 our 7-week Surviving After Suicide workshop for adults, Teens Overcoming Grief After Suicide is curriculum-based with structured group learning activities and a specific curriculum tailored to teens.
Fridays 3:30 pm PT / 4:30 pm MT / 5:30 pm CT / 6:30 pm ET
- October 1, 2021 – November 12, 2021 – Register now! – This session will be held via Zoom and members will be required to use a camera and microphone to participate.
- February 4, 2022 – March 18, 2022 – Registration opens November 1, 2021
- June 3, 2022 – July 22, 2022 – Registration opens March 1, 2022
- October 7, 2022 – November 11, 2022 – Registration opens July 1, 2022
$75/7-week session includes the cost of course materials, all in-class activities, and snacks (when held in person)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.