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Information for support group facilitators

This section applies only to in-person support groups. To list your online support group, please contact [email protected].

Support group listings

List Your Suicide Bereavement Support Group

To have your group’s information included in AFSP’s support group listing directory, please submit your support group.

Please note that our website only lists bereavement support groups for survivors of suicide loss; we do not list general bereavement groups. 

Update or Remove Your Current Support Group Listing

To make changes to your support group listing or to remove it, please fill out this form.

Drop-in conference calls for facilitators

AFSP hosts monthly conference calls for support group facilitators. These drop-in conference calls are open forums where facilitators can ask questions and learn from one another. Whether you are a new facilitator or have been running a group for years, the conference calls can help you be a more effective and creative facilitator. All facilitators are welcome.

The calls last about one hour and there is no charge to join. Facilitators are welcome to “drop in” on the calls whenever they like, whether for a few minutes or for the whole hour.

Drop-In Information:

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
7 PM ET / 6 PM CT / 5 PM MT / 4 PM PT

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 949 0628 6156
Password: 552850

Future Dates:

Thursday, February 29, 2024
7 PM ET / 6 PM CT / 5 PM MT / 4 PM PT

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
4 PM ET / 3 PM CT / 2 PM MT / 1 PM PT

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
7 PM ET / 6 PM CT / 5 PM MT / 4 PM PT

Meet the Drop-In Call Moderator:

Wendy Resnick is a member of AFSP’s Facilitator Training corps and is a nationally recognized expert on support group leadership. She is a clinical nurse specialist and cofounder of the Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association.

If you have any questions about our drop-in calls, please email [email protected].

Healing Milestones - Recognizing Complicated Grief in Suicide Loss Support Groups

Facilitator training

Facilitator Training Program

AFSP’s Facilitator Training Program teaches survivors of suicide loss and mental health professionals how to start and facilitate a suicide bereavement support group. The two-day trainings are appropriate for new facilitators who want to start a group as well as current facilitators who want to strengthen their skills.

Creating and Managing Virtual Suicide Bereavement Groups

This one-hour recorded webinar, hosted by Dr. Pamela Gabbay, will instruct you on how to hold suicide bereavement support groups online. Instructions on logistics of online support groups as well as practical ways to facilitate a virtual bereavement support group are covered.