Who: Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide
Where: Hope and Healing Counseling Center, LLC
1417 Georgia Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841
When: Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Leader: Linda C. Sherrard, LPC, NCC
- Understanding Your Suicide Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart $15
- The Understanding Your Suicide Grief Journal: Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones $15
Register: 803-262-4307 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Format: Open group – new members may join at any time
This is a safe place to be yourself and talk about your struggles, fears, pain, and loss
If you have come to this page because you have lost a loved one to suicide, then you are yet another kind of victim of suicide: a survivor of suicide loss. You are among a growing group of people who have been thrown onto the path of this journey of grief.
More than 44,000 people are lost each year to suicide in the United States. Countless thousands more are left behind to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives while trying to cope with the tragic loss of a loved one to suicide.
It is my hope that you by attending to the Suicide Bereavement Support Group, you will find hope and healing from the horror you may be experiencing due to death of your loved one by suicide. By engaging with other group members who have similar pain and suffering, you can become better prepared to face your future with understanding and hope and that you will be able to honor the one you miss so terribly.
There are many resources designed specifically for those who have suffered a loss due to suicide. Below are a few to help get you started. The following resources listed below can be used for yourself or can be shared with other survivors who are seeking assistance.
• Grief After Suicide – This flyer provides coping strategies for people who have been touched by suicide.
• Responding to Suicide Survivors – This flyer discusses appropriate and inappropriate ways to comfort suicide survivors.
• Suicide Common Misconceptions – This flyer discusses common misconceptions regarding suicide, as well as facts and statistics about suicide that aid in creating awareness about suicide and suicidal ideation.
• Suicide: Frequently Asked Question – This flyer discusses common questions about depression and suicide.
• A comprehensive booklet on suicide grief – “Suicide: Coping with the Loss of a Friend or Loved One”
• A wallet card for survivors of suicide loss – “After a Suicide: Coping with Your Grief”
• Suicide Survivors – A Guide For Those Left Behind, a book for survivors by Adina Wrobleski, one of SAVE’s founders
• Coping With Loss Book list
Local Urgent Care Services and Suicide Prevention Hotlines
Aiken Regional Medical Center ~302 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
Augusta University ~ 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Doctors Hospital ~ 3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909
Serenity Behavioral Health System ~ 3421 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta, GA 30906
Trinity Hospital ~ 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA
University Hospital ~ 1350 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30901
Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Chat