Support Groups

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed.

After a suicide, survivors need acceptance when there is often so much rejection, approval when there is so much disapproval, direction where there is confusion. Members of a surviving family need help from others because their own grief makes it difficult for them to support one another.

It is possible that your first reaction is one of concern that you cannot talk in front of others, that you won’t receive much attention or that your feelings will be exposed. Such concerns are quite normal, but unwarranted.

The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors.

SOS GROUPS – MARICOPA COUNTY

TEMPE SOS GROUP

1st & 3rd Thursday
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EMPACT-SPC Tempe Office
618 S. Madison Drive, Tempe

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EAST MESA SOS GROUP

2nd and 4th Thursday
6:00pm—8:00 pm
Red Mountain Multigenerational Center
7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa (Off of Power Road)

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PARADISE VALLEY SOS GROUP

1st and 3rd Wednesday
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Paradise Valley Hospital/Abrazo Healthcare
3929 E. Bell Rd, Phoenix

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PHOENIX / SCOTTSDALE SOS GROUP

2nd and 4th Wednesday
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prince of Peace Church
3641 N. 56th St., Room 11 or 12, Phoenix
(North of Indian School)

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WEST VALLEY SOS GROUP

2nd and 4th Tuesday
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
EMPACT-SPC Glendale Office
4425 W. Olive, Suite 194, Glendale

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QUEEN CREEK SOS GROUP

1st and 3rd Tuesday
7:00pm—8:30pm
RE:Store
21803 S. Ellsworth Rd., #E-102, Queen Creek
(NE corner of Ocotillo & Ellsworth—shopping center)

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LAVEEN SOS GROUP

1st and 3rd Tuesday
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
D6 Service Center
5230 W. St. Johns Rd., Laveen

MARICOPA SOS GROUP

1st and 3rd Tuesday
5:30pm—7:00pm
La Frontera of Arizona, EMPACT-SPC
21476 N John Wayne PKWY, ST C101
Maricopa, AZ 85139

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SOS GROUPS – NORTHERN & SOUTHERN ARIZONA

PRESCOTT SOS GROUP – NEW TIME

Last Monday
6:00 pm—8:00 pm
First Congregational Church
216 E. Gurley Street, Prescott

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TUCSON SOS GROUP

1st and 3rd Thursday
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Catalina United Methodist Church
2700 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson 85716

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SEDONA SOS GROUP

Last Tuesday
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Christ Lutheran Church
25 Chapel Rd., Sedona

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Individual Support
  • Therapy for Adults/families, including EMDR
  • LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Teams
  • SOS Annual Conference/Walk
  • Community Education
  • SOS Volunteer Program
Please call an SOS Counselor at (480) 784-1514, extension 1108

This group helps me so much. I hate to ever have to miss it. The other group members are so understanding and they know how I feel.

Survivor, Glendale Group

Suicide is not something that happens to someone else. The effects ripple like a wave throughout the victim’s network of family, friends, and colleagues.

Dr. Ilene Dode, Founder EMPACT -Suicide Prevention Center