Anyone could be struggling with suicide including youth and loss survivors. Suicide does not discriminate it is a growing health problem. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and suicide rates continue to rise in nearly every state. In 2017, there were an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts and of those attempts 47,173 completed suicide. Stigma surrounds suicide but openly talking about suicide and suicidal thoughts can save a life.

Gateway to Prevention and Recovery offers a support group for survivors of suicide, loss survivors, and anyone that is struggling with thoughts of suicide. Participants can learn how to identify when they may be at risk and put supports in place to help them cope with their suicidal feelings while staying safe. Having an established space of safety for individuals to openly disclose suicidal impulses without fear of judgement or overreaction can be very empowering.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group is 8 weeks and is free to anyone that is struggling with suicidal thoughts or has been affected by suicide. The group meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM. If you would like more information please contact, Connie Wright, LPC, RPT, Clinical Director @ 405-273-1170 Ext. 121. The next 8 week cycle will begin on May 7th, 2019. Please contact Gateway to Prevention and Recovery prior to May 7th, 2019, if you are interested in participating in the support group.