The ABQ Journal  Support Group insert states our meetings are in person. Please note: Groups are not meeting in person due to the coronva virus.

Mission Statement

As survivors of suicide we believe sharing our personal stories will begin our journey to a place of healing and help others to heal.

History of SOS Albuquerque

Founded in 1978 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Survivors of Suicide Loss, is a volunteer support group that serves the needs of people suffering the loss of someone they love by suicide.


We hold six meetings every month  ( two are moms groups), that are free and open to all. SOS hosts presentations and discussions that are relevant to survivors of suicide throughout the Albuquerque area.


SOS meetings are attended by both recent and long-time survivors, all of whom benefit from the sharing of experiences and approaches to the loss through suicide.


In addition to the survivors, the meetings are also frequently attended by mental health professionals who offer their various perspectives on unexpected death, grief and bereavement, guilt, responsibility, and mourning.


Survivors of Suicide Inc. is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, self-help support group system for those who have lost a relative or friend through suicide. The Survivors of Suicide volunteers are dedicated to providing information and support to assist in the grieving and healing process. It is a support group of people who help one another through the stages of grieving.


We share feelings of guilt, anger frustration, emptiness, loneliness, and disillusionment. For some, it is hard to identify or even to understand their feelings. Through others’ expression of what they are feeling, we begin to have a better awareness of what is going on inside us.


( By – Richard Schwoebel, Founder SOSABQ )


SOS Meetings

Face to face support group meetings  have been suspended due to the Corona Virus. Online meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays,1-2 pm and  the 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7-8 pm until further notice. If you are not already on our email reminder list and want to attend virtually send an email request  to: 

Zoom tutorial:  


Mother's Peer Support               Group 

1st Wednesday of each month from 6-7 pm on Zoom. Please send an email to or Christine -

for the link.


Healing Conversations

You are not alone. After the suicide of a loved one, in addition to our monthly support groups, you may request a trained peer to speak with you by phone or in person.

Email : 

Text: 505-738-3436

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


NMCALCrisis Line:

1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474)


Peer to Peer Warmline:

1-855-4NM-7100 (1-855-466-7100)

or visit our website at

© 2015 Survivors of Suicide

Contacts :
Desiree - 505-344-4343 -   website manager

Joe Thompson - at 505 681-7227 -

SOS Information Line: 505-900-9942