After a Suicide: Local Support Services

When someone you know has died by suicide, there are a range of emotions that are experienced ranging from grief, anger, trauma, and shock. Because of the often sudden and stigmatized nature of suicide, those left behind are often navigating and grieving their loss alone.  It is during these times when connection and support is critical.  We know that suicide loss survivors find individual counseling and suicide support groups to be particularly helpful. If you are seeking counseling, then consider someone with expertise in grief and suicide. 

Buckelew Programs  is a  PEI provider and leads the SOS Allies of Hope Support Group for Loss Survivors. This group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 7-8:30pm (Virtual). To sign up, contact: 415-492-0614 or email: SOSinfo@buckelew.org.

Thriving Together Youth Group: While this is not a suicide bereavement group, it offers youth 16-26 another source of support. The group meets every Tuesday at 2 pm on the Bright Heart Health platform. The group is meant to serve BHRS participants but given the need it has opened to all youth.  Looking for Your Virtual Appointment - Click to Join. Participants can click the link any Tuesday at 2 pm and will be greeted by a navigator. Ask to join the “thriving together youth support group” and a greeter will direct you! 

By the Bay.  Formerly, Hospice by the Bay,  grief counseling and other services are provided for families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Contact: 415-927-2273.

Compassionate Friends of Marin. This group provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Contact: nationaloffice@compassionatefriends.org

Josie's Place. Josie's Place offers facilitated peer-support groups to children and teens in the San Francisco Bay Area who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, close relative or friend.  Contact:   415-513-6343 or email: info@josiesplace.org

Pathways.   Pathways serves the San Francisco Bay Area providing grief counseling, support and workshops. Contact: 888-978-1306.