Grief support groups can be helpful for individuals who have experienced a death of someone close to them. In our local Anchorage community there are many grief support groups available year-round, including two focused on grief related to suicide loss:
- The Denaa Yeets' Suicide Grief Support Group is an open group for any adult, 18 and over, who would like grief support for a loss due to suicide. The group meets every Tuesday from 5:00-6:30pm at Southcentral Foundation. For more information, call 907-729-5260.
- Charter College offers a Survivors of Suicide Support Group for anyone 16 years and older who had a close personal relationship with someone who completed suicide. For more information, call 907-272-3100.
- Hospice of Anchorage provides an Adult Grief Support Group that meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Hospice of Anchorage office. For more information, call 907-561-5322.
- The Hospice of Anchorage also offers a Young Adult Grief Group that is peer-facilitated by and for young adults (18 and older) who have experienced the death of a special person. The group meets two evenings a month to support each other through grief and is co-sponsored and supervised by UAA School of Nursing and Hospice of Anchorage. If you or someone you know would like a safe place to talk about living with loss, please call 907-561-5322.
- Anchorage Baptist Temple offers GriefShare, an ongoing 13 week discussion group that can joined at any time. The group is open to any denomination and has a religious focus. For more information, call 907-333-6535.
- TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) is a program that provides education, information, and emotional support for those affected by loss in the Armed Forces. For more information call, 1-800-959-8277, 24 hours a day.
- The Veteran's Grief and Loss Group is a four week ongoing group for veterans or spouses. Call 907-257-4854 for more information.
Interested in learning more about how to share your own story as a suicide survivor? Read this article of best practices, written by organizations and experts in the suicide prevention community and made available by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center: