San Francisco Suicide Prevention offers a number of programs for survivors.
Grief Support Groups: We provide eight week peer led (not clinical) support groups for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. These groups offer a safe and non-judgmental space to share experiences, and listen to other survivors. For information about our grief groups, contact Lilyana Gonzales Hudson at [email protected] or call 415/288-7105
What is peer support? “Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful. Peer support is not based on psychiatric models and diagnostic criteria. It is about understanding another’s situation empathically through the shared experience.” (Sherry Mead, 2001)
Drop in Support Group: The drop in group is for survivors that have completed the SFSP six or eight week group only and would like to stay connect with other survivors throughout the year.
Email [email protected] for details .
Survivors in Action Against Suicide (SAAS): This program is for survivors who have significantly processed through their grief, and are ready to take action against suicide. Activities include working on the hotline, volunteering in our education department and helping the agency with administrative or fundraising projects.