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SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE

Crisis Intervention of Houston's Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group is designed to help survivors cope with the loss of a loved one to suicide. Our SOS groups provide survivors with:

 

  • Free ongoing support groups that meet the special needs of survivors
  • A healing and safe setting where survivors can share their feelings
  • Educational sessions that provide information on the grieving process

 

Losing a loved one through suicide is an especially devastating loss. The survivors left behind have a difficult array of emotions to overcome on their journey in learning how to cope with their grief.

 

A suicide death is usually unexpected and sudden, even if the person had been talking about suicide in the past. The method is often violent and it's difficult for survivors to think about their loved one inflicting this violence on himself.

 

Unfortunately, suicide carries a stigma in our society and friends and family members are often at a loss for what to say. For many people, losing a loved one to suicide causes feelings of abandonment with thoughts like, "my loved one chose to leave me!" All of these issues make the grieving process more difficult.

 

That's why it's so important that the Houston area has a self-help support group for family members and friends of persons who have committed suicide.

 

Groups meet bi-weekly in Central, Southwest and North Houston. Additionally, we sponsor bi-annual workshops on suicide that are open to the public. SOS participants must be 18 years or older. For information on registration or to obtain the address for our confidential meetings, please contact us at 713-533-4500 or sos@crisishotline.org.


North Houston Group
The group meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm

 

Central Houston Area Group
The group meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month @ 7:30pm

 

Galveston Group
The group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month @ 6:30pm