Hampton Roads Survivors of Suicide Support Group
The Hampton Roads Survivors of Suicide Support Group, is a bereavement group for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. With no fees collected, this Hampton Roads community outreach has been available to our civilians and military for 32 years. The founder and facilitator of this support group, Chris Gilchrist, LCSW, facilitates this meeting with the hope of promoting good mental health, is the organizer of the Hampton Roads Morning of Hope.
You or someone you care about may benefit from the Hampton Roads SOS Support Group:
A suicide occurs, a life is over – but for the survivor a new struggle has just begun. Come to a safe place where you will find time to grieve and space to heal and to experience the growth of new hope with others who understand.
Someone close to you may have taken his or her life. Your grief would be intensified by the suddenness of the death, the shock of its violence, and the stigma society places on suicide.
Who are the survivors? Family members and friends of individuals who have completed suicide no matter how recently or distant in time the death has occurred.
You may be asking:
Why my loved one?
How can I get through this?
A lot of answers and a lot of comfort can come from the S.O.S. group. The monthly meetings provide a fellowship where people really do understand what this loss is like. Here, there is shared pain and also shared healing.
And, if you have lost a loved one to the tragedy of suicide, you may want to attend the Hampton Roads Survivors of Suicide Support Group. It's a safe a place where you learn that you are not alone; there are people who understand; and there is help. It is offered as a community service at no charge.
Monthly meetings are held every third Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran church, 4811 High Street West, Portsmouth, VA.
To Attend: It is important to call: Chris Gilchrist L.C.S.W., the group facilitator, to register before attending an SOS Group: 757-483-5111.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline