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 Hanford and Visalia. 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.
Woodland Drive Baptist Church (map)
1436 S Woodland St, Visalia, CA 93277
Porterville Wellness Center (map)
333 W. Henderson Ave., Porterville, CA 93257
Dates and Times (2018
Third Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16, Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20
Third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18
The Hanford support group has been suspended due to a lack of engagement. Our Visalia support group will continue as scheduled. On June 19, we added a support group in Porterville. If you are in the Kings County region, you are welcome to attend the Visalia support group. If you are interested in a support group being hosted in Hanford, please click here and let us know.
Koinonia Church (map)
12536 Hanford Armona Rd.,
Hanford, CA 93230
First Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3