Survivors of Suicide (SOS)
The Survivors of Suicide group was the first support group at Nuçi’s Space.
Over 16 years ago Linda Phillips started this group before Nuçi’s Space was open or even completed, so strong is the community need for such a group. Now you can find us in the library at Nuçi’s Space. Still meeting every third Wednesday of the month. We cry, we laugh, we remember… and month by month we learn to understand and accept our grief and our loss. And we heal.
The Survivors of Suicide (SOS) group is for the loved ones left behind. It is a free group open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Kathy is now the person who facilitates the group; she is a survivor herself, healed after losing her son and finding her way to us. She is a warm compassionate woman who gives us hope that we, too, can heal with time.
The First Meeting
It can be hard, especially if the pain is still raw – and as everyone is unique, with a unique set of circumstances, no one can know exactly what another is going through. But the group does understand, and the group supports… and the group does not judge. It is a safe place where you can quietly sit or fully open up about how you feel and what you have been through, all the while knowing that everyone accepts you and no one thinks of your situation, your emotions or your grief as a burden or a trouble… and simply being in the presence of others who are going through the same thing and understand can be of help just on its own.
The attendees are all at various stages regarding our healing, and include the very recently bereaved to those with loved ones many years passed, young to old, many different backgrounds and circumstances. Because of this, there is within the group a wealth of understanding, experience, advice and comfort available from many differing perspectives.
If you have any questions or concerns about the group, or if you need more help – say for instance, need to access grief counseling services – please call us at 706-227-1515, or drop in to Nuçi’s Space and ask for Lesley, and we will make sure you get good care.