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SUPPORT – Tertiary | Suicide ideation recovery requires a community approach. An initial recognition and intervention of suicidal thoughts can be the first step toward a LiFE OF HOPE. Ongoing support services allow for individuals challenged by suicide ideation or attempt to receive the necessary help needed for long-term wellness.
H.O.P.E. PEER SUPPORT GROUPS | Similar to other peer-to-peer support groups, persons experiencing similar thoughts, behaviors, beliefs, and struggles relating to suicidal ideation, within themselves or a loved one, benefit from the autonomous environment of sharing and healing.
Peer Support Groups are facilitated by Certified Peer Specialists and QPR(Question. Persuade. Refer.) volunteers. These mentor style facilitators have successfully supported suicidal individuals and their families (and/or) been trained in suicide intervention. Groups are designed to provide HOPE and healing to those challenged by the topic of suicide ideation or attempt. H.O.P.E. Peer Support Groups are available for FREE to the suicidal individual as well as their loved ones.
H.O.P.E. = Hold On. Pain Ends.
ACTIVE SUICIDE IDEATION – Every 1st and 3rd Thursday (6:00-7:00pm) at the LiFE OF HOPE office.
FRIENDS & FAMILY – Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday (6:00-7:00pm) at the LiFE OF HOPE office.
NOTE: Peer Support Groups are not intended to take the place of psychiatric health care. Certified Peer Specialists are not counselors, social workers, or psychologists. If you need assistance locating a mental health professional, contact the LiFE OF HOPE office for a list of referrals within Washington County.
RESOURCES | The LiFE OF HOPE organization offers a hub to resources and tools to help individuals and families affected by suicide ideation, attempt, and loss. Untreated or mismanaged risk factors can lead to thoughts of suicide and unhealthy behaviors. Contact us, Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) for assistance connecting with area non-profit and for-profit organizations providing services and support to those challenged by risk factors associated with suicide. LiFE OF HOPE also partners with organizations offering healthy coping skills activities and programs to aid in you and your family’s HOPE and healing journey.