Those who experience the death of a loved one by suicide often find the path through shock and grief to be very painful, confusing, and lonely. Survivors often struggle with shame and guilt and may not know anyone who has been through this experience. Friends and family, who are suffering themselves, often are not able to give the needed comfort and understanding. Coping with the death of a loved one by suicide is one of the most agonizing experiences that one may encounter in life.
A collaborative effort of Talbot Hospice Foundation and the Mental Health Association in Talbot County, the Suicide Survivors Support Group provides the opportunity for participants to share and hear from others who have had similar experiences. Group members will find a supportive atmosphere of validation and acceptance where confidentiality is highly valued.
The support group will begin on Sept 27, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, at Talbot Hospice House. The group will meet for six sessions, once each week.
Call Norma Trax, Bereavement Coordinator at Talbot Hospice Foundation, 410-822-6681 to register. Call Tina Mills, Executive Director, Mental Health Association 410-822-0444 for information.