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Survivor Support

Suggestions

SOS offers the following suggestions for survivors of a loss by suicide:

1. Seek support from family members, friends, clergy, support groups, and perhaps a mental health professional. These interactions will provide new insights and perspectives, and be very beneficial as we live beyond the loss.

2. Maintain contact with friends through lunches and other daily contacts. This is not the time to be alone. Be intentional and take the initiative in these contacts. These interactions can be of immense help to you.

3. Don't be discouraged or disheartened by what appear to be thoughtless words or actions by some of those around you. Often people want to help but don't know what to say or do. Help them to feel more comfortable.

4. Don't dwell on the final words or events in the life of your loved one. The death was a tragic end of your life together, but it does not represent the substance of the person or of your life with them.

5. Recognize that your experience can help others, that we can benefit one another in our search for some restoration by sharing our experiences, both good and bad. Helping in the healing of another survivor can have an important positive effect on you.

6. Know that you are not alone, that someone takes their life every 18 minutes in the USA, and many others are going through a situation similar to yours at this moment. Allow yourself to have partners in this journey of surviving the loss of a loved one.

Reach Out & Touch Someone

When You Need to Talk to Someone Who Has Experienced a Loss of ...

Marion ...........husband & son .  ..... 890-4464

Linda & Al ....daughter & sister.  .....792-7461

Andrea ..........brother ......................565-0308
 

Support Groups

Suicide Survivors Support Groups in New Mexico

Albuquerque

Al & Linda Vigil

505- 792 - 7461

MEETINGS - FOUR  (4)  TIMES a MONTH

2nd and 4th Monday Every Month : 4-5: 30 PM
St. Luke Lutheran Church
9100 Menaul Blvd. NE
www.sosabq.org

1st and 3rd Monday Every Month : 7-8:30  PM
Shepherd of The Valley Presbyterian Church
1801 Montano Rd. NW
www.sharingnhealing.org

 

You Are Not Alone

When You Need to Talk to Someone Who Has Experienced a Loss of ...

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Support Groups

Suicide Survivors Support Groups in New Mexico

Albuquerque

Survivors of Suicide, Inc.
7108 Easton Pl NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Al & Linda Vigil

505-858-1240 - For Information

First and Third Monday @ 7:00 PM.

Second and Fourth  Mondays @ 4:00 PM

Peer and Professional
www.sosabq.org

Clovis Suicide Survivors
PO Box 3673
Albuquerque, NM 87190
Audrey Kittrell
Peer
Farmington Survivors of Suicide
Susan Goar
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
Peer
Hobbs Suicide Survivors
PO Box 3673
Albuquerque, NM 87190
Jennifer Phillips
2nd Monday, 7:00 PM
Peer
Las Cruces Suicide Survivors
Mona Medina Wood
505-647-4747
Call for meetings
Peer
Santa Fe Suicide Survivors
PO Box 3673
Albuquerque, NM 87190
Joan Murphy
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:00 PM
Peer
   

Are You in Crisis?

Please call 1-800-273-TALK

Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless?
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
  • Call for yourself or someone you care about
  • Free and confidential
  • A network of more than 130 crisis centers nationwide
  • Available 24/7

More Information Here