Alternatives to Suicide

Hosted by NAMI Fox Valley, Alternatives to Suicide is a peer led support group that allows participants to talk about suicidal thoughts, feelings, or experiences without fear of being judged. Participants share their struggles and successes, provide support for one another, and strategize about alternatives to help each other best cope with difficult life circumstances. People are encouraged to come in both times of strength and challenge;  you need not be in crisis to attend this group.

2ND AND 4TH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Iris Place Peer Run Respite
1213 S. Matthias St., Appleton, WI

For information on how to bring a group to your area, visit Western Mass Recovery Learning Community's web page on Alternatives to Suicide.

 

Downloadable Resources

Manual for Support Groups for Suicide Attempt Survivors

The Manual for Support Groups for Attempt Survivorsdeveloped by the Suicide Prevention Center at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, serves to guide individuals and organizations in developing and implementing an attempt survivors’ support group in their communities.

 

Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, convened, for the first time, a national task force, of community leaders who have been suicidal to develop and issue a report with sweeping recommendations for how suicide attempt survivors ought to be treated. This group of individuals from around the country, diverse in age, ethnicity, employment and region met for nearly two years to look at suicide prevention in a whole new way.

The Way Forward: Pathways to hope, recovery, and wellness with insights from lived experience (The Way Forward), published in summer 2014, puts people who have been suicidal front and center in the national conversation about mental health and frames suicide attempt survivors as essential partners.

If you are currently struggling but not imminently suicidal, check out Now Matters Now for ways to help you cope with thoughts of suicide.