Join our monthly online support group where you can connect with others who understand what you're going through. Our group offers a safe and confidential space for sharing experiences, finding comfort, and healing together.
Life can be incredibly challenging, especially when dealing with the profound impact of losing a loved one to suicide. Joining our Suicide Loss Support Group provides a compassionate space where individuals can share experiences, find understanding, and work towards healing. Connecting with others who have faced similar struggles can be a source of comfort and strength. Together, we aim to foster a supportive community that promotes healing and resilience.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where, when and how does the group meet?
We meet online via Zoom every second Tuesday of the month. Each member will receive the link before the session.
Is the group open to everyone?
Yes! Our support group is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. We welcome diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
How long each group session last?
Sessions last between 1 hour and 1-1/2 hours, depending on the number of members present with a maximum of 12 participants.
Is confidentiality maintained within the group?
We value confidentiality. What is shared within the group remains within the group, fostering trust and a sense of security among participants.
The group facilitator
Paula Fontenelle, MA, psychotherapist
Paula Fontenelle is not just a psychotherapist but also someone who understands firsthand the pain of losing a loved one to suicide. Having experienced the loss of her father, she brings both professional expertise and personal empathy to the group.
In addition to her experience as a facilitator, she hosts the top-rated podcast "Understand Suicide," where she delves into insightful conversations, offering valuable perspectives on coping with loss and promoting mental health. Her published book, "Understanding Suicide: Living with Loss, Paths to Prevention," is a comprehensive guide that reflects her commitment to providing support and resources for those on the journey of healing.