You are not alone!
There are more than 32,000 suicides in the United States each year, according to the American Association of Suicidology and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It is estimated that for every suicide there are 6 survivors. So, approximately 5 million Americans became survivors of suicide in the last 25 years!
"Support Groups are a huge part of the healing process for those left behind by suicide. Some might say 'why not just a grief group?' Although grief groups are good, they don't touch on the real issues left with survivors - the Whys, the Guilt, the Anger, the What Ifs and the Stigma that plague and often hamper recovery of a person reeling from a suicide completion. Support Groups are not for everyone, but those who have come to ours say that they look forward to time spent with those who Really know how they feel. they can express the feelings that overwhelm them without feeling guildty about what others may think." Patty Williams, Co-chair, Texas Suicide Prevention Council, Beaumont
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If you are interested in being a part of a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group, please contact Esther Quine at (806) 358-1347.