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Alternatives to Suicide Support Group
September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2020
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 30, 2020
The opportunity to talk openly about suicide and feelings of deep emotional distress with others who have or are experiencing similar struggles can be a powerful way to support people to move through those darkest places. During groups, people share their successes and their challenges, provide support for one another and strategize and share ideas for coping with difficult life circumstances. People are encouraged to come both in times of strength and challenge. Individuals need not identify as being in ‘crisis’ in order to attend.
Historically, people have believed that it was too dangerous to offer peer-to-peer support groups focused on the topic of suicide without a clinician present. There are many myths and fears around this sort of group and around suicide in general. However, as a community we have found strength in coming together to talk about many ‘taboo’ topics and to support one another in our times of greatest distress. Our collective wisdom and individual stories have taught us that the space to come together in this way can be powerful and healing. It is out of this work and learning that the Alternatives to Suicide approach was born.
NAMI’s Support Groups* are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.
We are a support group that focuses on allowing participants to share their experiences and learn from each other in a safe environment.
Mondays (9/01, 9/15, and 9/29), from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturdays, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting: bit.ly/NAMIVirtual
Dial-in by Phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 912 202 4943
Meeting Password: 202901
Duration: 90 Minutes
FREE, NO PAYMENT REQUIRED
*NAMI Online Support Groups are not intended to replace or be used as a substitute for clinical or medical services, and facilitators are NAMI-trained peers, not mental health professionals. By attending NAMI Bucks County’s Online Support Groups, you agree to abide by Group Guidelines and Principles of Support outlined at the start of each meeting, and can be removed and/or banned from any meeting at the facilitators’ discretion.