Surviving Suicide Loss

A Web Site For Healing After The Loss Of A Loved One By Suicide

PLEASE NOTE: This site is not intended as a crisis prevention or hot line support site.
If you need to talk to someone, please call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
or visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Survivors Of Suicide Loss Southern Nevada
Support Groups

HELP - HOPE - HEALING

For those who have lost a loved one by suicide


As a candle lights the darkness,
may this site shed light on your recovery journey.
And may the light of God's love comfort your grieving spirit.


The death of a loved one by suicide presents special problems in grieving. There is often more shock, a greater sense of injustice, more guilt and blame, and a heightened sense of helplessness; and these all tend to complicate the healing process for survivors.

There is a safe place in our community for survivors (families and loved ones of suicide victims) to share their loss with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. Groups are open to all adult survivors of suicide and are held at the locations below:

Henderson Support Group

Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month 
from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Barbara Greenspun Women's Care Center
2651 Paseo Verde, Suite 180
Henderson, NV 89074
(SE corner of Paseo Verde and St. Rose Pkwy)
(702) 616-4900

CONTACT
Facilitator: Linda Flatt
Telephone: (702) 807-8133

Northwest Las Vegas Support Group

Faith-based Support Group -
Meets the 2nd & 4th Monday each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Canyon Ridge Christian Church
6200 W. Lone Mountain Rd.,  Room 40
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Church Telephone: (702) 658-2722

 NOTE: This group is not affiliated with this website

Resources for those who
have suffered a loss

Click the links below:

News and Events

Items related to surviving loss and prevention

Dr. Alan Wolfelt to Hold
Two Free Seminars November 2nd
 
RSVP to attend the Las Vegas Seminars, hosted by Davis Funeral Homes

Davis Funeral Home will host two free seminars by Dr. Alen Wolfelt Thursday, November 2. The first, Exploring Death, Grief and Mourning for those who have lost someone, will run from 9 am-Noon. The second, The Art of Companioning the Mourner for professional caregivers and clergy, will be held from 1-3 pm.

Dr. Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. A past recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling’s Death Educator Award, he serves as the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, CO. He is the author of numerous books on grief and loss, including Understanding Your Suicide Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart and also severs on the faculty at the University of Colorado Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine.


Click Here for information about the seminars.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Saturday, November 18 is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 
Register to Attend the Las Vegas Event, hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. In 2016, there were over 350 Survivor Day events in 18 countries.

ASFP Nevada will hold the 2017 Las Vegas Event on Saturday, November 18 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Click here to learn more about Survivor Day, and click the link below to register to attend the Las Vegas event.

 CLICK TO REGISTER

A Suicide Loss Survivor's Story
Turning Loss into Prevention Education so "no one has to feel like that ever again
"

After suffering a suicide loss, Valery Keener didn't know how to help herself or her family. Less than two years later, she provided suicide awareness and prevention education to the students, faculty and staff at Explore Knowledge Academy. Click below to watch her story through her 2017 Senior Presentation.  

 CLICK TO WATCH

From the Archive:
A FEATURE ON THE FOUNDING OF OUR SUPPORT GROUP, FROM THE HENDERSON VIEW FROM MAY OF 2016

In 1993, Henderson resident Linda Flatt looked for a support group to help her deal with her son’s suicide. She didn’t find one. “I went to a general grief group, and I felt completely out of place,” she said. “I was in there with people that had lost their (spouses) after 60 years of marriage, and my kid had ended his life on purpose.”

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