AFSP makes the support group listings directory for suicide loss survivors available as a public service and does not run, recommend, endorse, or fund any of the groups listed. In addition, we do not monitor individual groups and only update information as it is made available to us by the facilitators and/or sponsoring organizations.
Please follow up with the listed contact to ensure their group is still active and confirm both meeting times and location.
Please contact us for location details.
Santa Cruz ,California
The group meets continuously throughout the year. Meetings are held in the evenings. Please contact us for meeting times.
Currently our groups are for adults 18 and over; please call us to learn about resources for youth.
This group is open, which means that new members may join at any time.
Mental health professional and fellow loss survivor
Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast
WINGS meets in Santa Cruz, in Santa Cruz County. Please call our offices at 831-459-9373 to learn how to join this wonderful, supportive, and caring peer-run support group.
No one can “get over” loss. However, you can find your way through the grief process and heal with support. It is very normal (and can be very risky) to become isolated while grieving. People in our survivors’ support groups report that attending group can:
- Reduce feelings of isolation.
- Create safety for participants to explore and express feelings without judgment.
- Empower participants to access the resources to help themselves and to be of help to others.
- Encourage group members to discover that they are not alone, and that survival and healing is possible.
This listing was most recently updated on February 9, 2018.