Support Groups in Wisconsin
FREE Online Training - Creating and Managing Virtual Suicide Bereavement Support Groups
Tuesday April 7th, 2020
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This webinar, hosted by AFSP, will instruct you on how to use free video technology to hold virtual suicide bereavement support groups online. Instructions on logistics of online support groups, as well as practical ways to facilitate a virtual bereavement support group, will be covered.
Loss Survivor Resources
If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are not alone. There are resources available to help survivors of suicide loss cope.
- The Loss Survivors page on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) website includes information on how to take care of yourself, how to support someone who has lost a loved one, and resources for loss survivors.
- The I've Lost Someone page on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) website provides practical information immediately after a suicide loss, ways to connect with other survivors, and ideas for honoring loved ones.
- Resources for Suicide Loss Survivors from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) lists a selection of organizations, websites, and materials that can help people who have lost someone to suicide. Many of these resources were developed by survivors of suicide loss.
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
Suicide Loss Survivors in the Profession: Clinicians, Professionals, and Workers in the Field
The Clinician Survivors Task Force was originally formed in 1997 to develop and provide postvention for clinicians who had lost a patient to death by suicide. The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) recognized that, although approximately 1 in 5 psychotherapists, loses a patient to suicide during the course of their career, the aftereffects of suicide received very little attention. The initial goal of the Task Force was to begin to shed light on the topic of the clinician’s suicide loss, so that clinicians could start to reduce their isolation, speak about their experiences and begin the healing process. See the Clinicians as Survivors of Suicide page to learn more.
Resources for Clinicians who have Lost a Patient and/or Family Member to Suicide is a site that provides resources and information for therapists as survivors of suicide.
Connecting with others survivors of suicide loss in the profession
Efforts are being made in Wisconsin to connect those who have experienced the loss of a client. Email using this form if you would like to receive updates or communications on suicide loss by those in the profession.