You must pre-register for the group. Please contact Sue by phone or e-mail to register.
Because of the nature of suicide, survivors often have significant and complicated grief issues. Those who are Christians have questions about their faith that aren’t easily answered in secular support groups or counseling sessions.
This group will provide the opportunity for survivors to get together and talk about their loss in a safe and compassionate setting. Some of the topics covered: Grief; emotions; relationships after a suicide; loss of a child, spouse, parent, friend, sibling, etc.; questions of faith; surviving the holidays and other anniversary dates; moving on after grieving, etc.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in grief and loss issues. I work with many clients who have lost loved ones to suicide in my private practice.
I am also a survivor of suicide, having lost my 19-year-old-daughter in 1991. I have worked extensively with survivor support networks and support groups, have led trainings and have consulted with therapists and others who work with survivors. My book, Finding Your Way After the Suicide of Someone You Love (Zondervan, 2005) is written from a Christian perspective.
“I lost my husband to suicide. Through this support group, God gave me some very special friends who understood the darkest and most painful experience of my life. This group was a crucial part of my healing process.”