About this service
A group for anyone (age 18+) that has ever attempted suicide, who is looking for a safe, judgment free place of support and understanding.
Due to COVID-19, our meetings will be held virtually until further notice. A meeting link and phone number will be sent to current group members.
In person meetings (currently on hold due to COVID-19) were held at the Boardroom at Mercy Health Hackley Campus, 1700 Clinton St., Muskegon, MI, 49442.
Meetings will be held virtually, via ZOOM, until further notice, and are open to all Michigan residents. Non-residents may be accepted on a case by case basis.
It is estimated that for every 1 death by suicide, there are 30 suicide attempts. The vast majority of people who survive an attempt do NOT later die by suicide, but go on to live meaningful lives.
Many, but not all, suicide attempts result in receiving treatment via psychiatric hospitalization and/or outpatient treatment. While some survivors of suicide attempt also require physical/medical care due to injury, others may have survived without anyone ever knowing they attempted.
A common factor, however, is that due to stigma, shame, guilt, and often fear of discrimination, suicide attempts are frequently kept secret. This secrecy can lead to feelings of isolation, and make it difficult to find support.
All survivors of suicide attempt, including aborted and interrupted attempts, are welcome at our support group. We are a welcoming and diverse group, and we are grateful you are here. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
1700 Clinton St.
Muskegon, MI, 49442
Meetings are confidential. The only information collected is emergency contact information. New group attendees will be screened to ensure they meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Must be age 18 or older
- Must be a survivor of suicide attempt
- Must be Michigan Resident (for virtual meetings)
This group is intended as peer support, and is NOT intended as group therapy. This group is led by two co-facilitators, both of whom are suicide attempt survivors, one of whom is a Master’s Level Clinician.