The Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Open group meets the last
Wednesday of the month
The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County and the Portage County Suicide Prevention Coalition offer a free suicide survivor support group the Wednesday of each month. The group welcomes new members at any time.
The support group is open to families and others who have lost loved ones through suicide. The term "survivor" refers to those close to the person who has suicided. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. Dr. Joel Mowrey, a psychologist and MRHB associate director, and a parent who is a survivor co-facilitate the group. The group shares information and provides a place where members can talk about their experiences.
"We've had several programs in the past year that have demonstrated to us that there are community members looking for support and a safe place to share their loss," said Mowrey.
Mowrey stressed that persons interested in attending are welcome to participate in discussion or simply listen. Members can attend on a regular basis or join the group when they are able. There is no cost.
The location is the Mental Health & Recovery Board, 155 E. Main St., Kent. For more information, call Mowrey at the Mental Health & Recovery Board, 330-673-1756, ext. 203, or email him at email@example.com.
Click here to download a copy of the support group flyer.