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S.O.S. Support Groups

Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.) Support Groups

These support groups are for family members, friends, and coworkers of those who have died by suicide. Minimum age for our general SOS Support Groups is 14. Our Teen SOS Group is open to adolescents, ages 13-19.  All meetings are free of charge and led by trained facilitators. You do not need to sign up ahead of time. 

"The best thing about being involved in a SOS (Survivors of Suicide Loss) support group is realizing that I'm absolutely not alone in this immense pain.  I knew there would be others there who had also lost a child to suicide, but I needed to connect with other mothers.  No one else, beside other mothers who've lost a child to suicide, can totally understand how truly devastating it really is for a mother.  I found understanding, support and an arena to talk about my special form of grief to people who understand the pain of losing a child to suicide.

From the support I received, I was able to move forward in a healthy way and then move onto helping others who've gone through the same things as I. I strongly recommend attending support groups for survivors of suicide loss.  It brought me out of the depths of despair to a much better place where I can now talk about my experience to others and support them while they also move toward a better place of understanding and HOPE."  

Jenny Wesner RN, BSN, Survivor of Suicide Loss

Groups located:

Neenah & Oshkosh, WI

Support group mission:

  1. To talk openly and honestly about suicide.
  2. To provide understanding and acceptance for those whose lives have been touched by suicide.
  3. To try and prevent future suicides through education.

Support group facilitators:

Jenny Wesner, Facilitator/Surviving Parent

Liz Zimmerman, Facilitator/Surviving Friend

Lisa Duff, Facilitator/School Counselor

Kim Lewis, Facilitator/Clinical Social Worker

Nancy Krueger, Facilitator/Counselor

Support groups sponsored by:

Community for Hope of Greater Oshkosh (CFH).  CFH is comprised of community members united to facilitate suicide prevention, intervention and grief support by educating our community and fostering links between those in need and those who can help.

Contact Community for Hope

Neenah SOS

Second Thursday of the Month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

200 Church Street, Neenah, WI (W. Doty Ave Entrance)

Contact: 920 230 4840

Oshkosh SOS

Third Thursday of the Month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hooper Community Center (United Way Building)

36 Broad Street, Suite 140, Oshkosh, WI

Contact: 920 230 4840

Teen SOS Group meets as needed

Other Area SOS Groups

Appleton SOS

Second Monday of the Month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Teen Group, Third Monday of the Month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton, WI 54915

Contact: Barb Bigalke at 920 750 9091

Greenville SOS

First Thursday of the Month, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Shepherd of the Hills Church

N1615 Meadowview Drive, Greenville, WI 54942

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