When suicide claims the life of a loved one, and you need to know you are not alone, Survivors Helping Survivors is there to help.

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Survivors Helping Survivors

Volunteer Clinical Facilitator Opening

The Milwaukee South Side support group for survivors of suicide loss has an opening for a volunteer Clinical Facilitator to lead the monthly meetings. Additional information here >>

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups

You have recently lost a loved one to suicide. Your feelings of grief, sadness, shock, isolation, anger and guilt may seem overwhelming. You may wonder if you will ever recover. These are normal responses. There is help from others who, like you, have experienced this tragedy. They want to help you recover and, most of all, they want you to know that you are not alone.

Survivors Helping Survivors (SHS) support groups are open to all family members and friends of loved ones who have died by suicide. People of all ages, occupations, and religious affiliations are welcome. There is no fee, and you are welcome to attend as often as you would like. You do not need to register or call ahead.

MHA currently offers three SHS groups in the Milwaukee area, and NAMI Waukesha offers a group in Waukesha.

To find out if there are similar groups in your area, use this Suicide Loss Support Groups Statewide Directory, contact your county's Suicide Prevention Coalition, or dial 2-1-1.


In order to keep participants and facilitators safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, SHS Groups will be meeting virtually starting March 23, 2020. As it becomes safer to do so, some groups may choose to meet in person socially distanced outside.

For meeting connection details and more information about these groups, please call 414-336-7984 or email erica@mhawisconsin.org.

South Side Group
Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

North Side Group
Date: 1st Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

East Side Group
Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

For more groups in other parts of the state, visit our Suicide Loss Groups Statewide Directory


Additional Resources

Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee (PSGM) is a coalition with the goal of reducing the number of suicide attempts and deaths that take place each year in our community by raising awareness, increasing education, and providing support.

Suicide Loss Support on the Prevent Suicide Wisconsin (PSW) website is a page dedicated to resources for suicide loss survivors.

Griefwords: Resources for Mourners and Caregivers -  These thoughtful articles from Froedert & The Medical College of Wisconsin provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.

The Compassionate Friends provides grief support after the death of a child.

Camp HOPE is a weekend camp for grieving children and teenagers.

The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.