There are many support groups across New Hampshire for those who have lost a family member, friend or relative to suicide. While some groups are peer-facilitated and others are led by professional counselors, all are comprised of fellow survivors who can offer great comfort through conversation and discussion of issues unique to bereavement of suicide. There are also general grief support groups for both adults and children that are not specific to suicide but address issues of grief and loss. Internet support groups offer another option for people who live in rural areas or prefer tapping into support from home or at different hours.
Please note that the groups listed below may not always be actively meeting. Regional Hospitals, local Community Health and Hospice, VNA’s and Mental Health centers may also be a resource for support groups in your area.
If you do not reach a group, call NAMI NH for up-to-date contact information: (800) 242-6264 or (603) 225-5359 or email@example.com.
Contact information listed below is intended for families and individuals so that they may connect with Support Group leaders regarding the group. Contact information is not intended for solicitation of any kind.
Groups for Adults
Greater Concord Area Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
Contact: Janyce Demers, (603) 625-9459, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coping with a Loved One's Suicide
Contact: Dan Wells (603) 553-0119 or email@example.com; http://nhcopingwithsuicide.com
A Safe Place Support Group
The Samaritans – Monadnock Region
Brattleboro, VT Suicide Loss Support Group
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.brattleborohospice.org OR (802) 257-0775
Location: 191 Canal Street, Brattleboro, VT
Day/Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm the 1st ad 3rd Wednesday of each month
Facilitated by: Andrea Edwards - All meetings are confidential and open only to survivors
Counties Served: This group is co-sponsored by The Samaritans and Brattleboro Area Hospice and serves Keene, Chesterfield, Westmoreland, Spofford, and other surrounding areas.
Upper Valley Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Contact: If you are considering attending, please contact Maryanne at (802) 484-7719 or Michael at (603) 795-4435 to talk before attending email@example.com
Manchester Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Contact: Marsha Chapple at (603) 663-6412 (days), 232-7606 (eves), 620-4754 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester VNA Suicide Bereavement Support Group
Contact: Chuck Johnson at (603) 663-4005 or email@example.com - Participation in this support group is open to adults and although registration for this group is not required, it is requested that interested person call prior to attending.
GREATER NASHUA AREA
Greater Nashua Area Grieving Survivors of Suicide
Group Mission: Grieving Survivors of Suicide is a place to meet and share with others who are suffering a loss to suicide.
Counties Served: Hillsborough County
Survivors of Suicide ~ Mount Washington Valley Area
Contact: Denise at (603) 356-2324
Seacoast Suicide Survivor Bereavement Support Group
Contact: contact Jayde or Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Resources for Children
At this time there are no grief groups in New Hampshire specifically for children who have experienced a loss to suicide. However, there are several support groups for children and teens grieving the loss of a loved one.
Survivors Road2Healing.com - Resources for Children and Teens
Children’s Good Grief Program
GAPS (Grieving Assistance Program for Children)
Hospice at HSC
Mountain of Hope