Have you lost a friend, family member, loved one, or someone close to suicide? Survivors of Suicide Loss is a monthly peer support group to help cope with the ever-changing mix of emotions we must grapple with after losing someone to suicide. Participants are encouraged to share and to discuss their changing feelings while taking the healing journey. Attendees are not required to share but should feel comfortable doing so, as this group strives to be open and supportive.
We currently host groups in Visalia and Porterville. Attendees are welcome to attend both groups. These groups are led by facilitators who have lost someone to suicide. Additional information, resources, and events are sometimes shared in the group.
This group welcomes anyone who has had to cope with the shock, grief, and complex emotions associated with the loss of someone close due to suicide. Duration since loss can be any length of time. Survivors who experienced loss decades ago can benefit just as much as someone who experienced a recent loss. This is about building a community of survivors to support and encourage each other.
This is a free and open group, there are no fees or other costs.
Third Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2019: Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
The Messengers Church (formerly known as Woodland Drive Baptist Church)
1436 S Woodland St, Visalia, CA 93277 (map)
Our Porterville group is not meeting at this time. We will update our website if this group resumes.
Third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
2019: Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20
Porterville Wellness Center (map)
333 W. Henderson Ave., Porterville, CA 93257