Who Is A Suicide Survivor?


The term “suicide survivor” – or “survivor of suicide” – is reserved for those left behind. It is used in the same sense that an obituary will say, “The deceased is survived by ….”

Black Hills Area Survivors of Suicide Support Group

A monthly support group for those who have lost a family member, friend, or colleague to suicide. The group is facilitated by peer members of the L.O.S.S. Team, providing support on an ongoing basis. Survivors can attend the group whenever they need the support. Meetings are held every 4th Saturday of every month from 10am - 12pm at the First Congregational UCC Church at 1200 Clark Street in Rapid City. No RSVP is required to attend.

Recovering From Suicide Grief Support Group

An eight-week support group for those who have lost a family member, friend, or colleague to suicide. The group is facilitated by peer members of the L.O.S.S. Team and provides education, support, and other resources specific to suicide grief and loss. This is not an open, ongoing group and is scheduled based on need, so please call to RSVP to attend this group.

Survivors of Suicide Day

Survivors of Suicide Day is a special day for those who have lost someone to suicide to come together to find hope and healing after a loss to suicide. Survivors gain strength from others through their grieving journey and through support. The local program is held annually at First Congregational UCC Church at 1200 Clark Street in Rapid City on National Survivors of Suicide Day on the third Saturday in November.

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