Survivors of suicide

This support group for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide holds twice-monthly meetings that run for eight-session cycles. The  group offers opportunities to:

  • Develop a caring support network
  • Learn healthy coping and healing skills
  • Provide a safe place for survivors to share thoughts and feelings
  • Learn about bereavement and grief and their impact on us

The group meets on the UM campus (location provided at registration) the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7-9:00 p.m. The support group is free, but pre-registration is required, and only adults 18 years or older may attend. Sessions are professionally facilitated by social workers from U-M’s Psychiatric Emergency Services. Contact Kathy Tuttle at 734- 615-1441; John Kettley, LMSW or Jim Svensson, LMSW to register or learn more. You can also email at


Other Survivor Groups

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention maintains a searchable list of support groups for survivors of suicide around the country.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)