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.
Support group mission:
- To talk openly and honestly about suicide.
- To provide understanding and acceptance for those whose lives have been touched by suicide.
- 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
Doug Bisbee, 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.
The United Way/Hooper Community Center
Contact: Jenny Wesner, 920 230 4840
Third Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Teen Group (Meets upon need)
Other Area SOS Groups
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
Contac: Barb Bigalke at 920 750 9091
First Thursday of the Month, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Church
N1615 Meadowview Drive, Greenville, WI 54942
First Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Immanuel United Methodist Church,
401 W. Fond du Lac Street, Ripon, WI 54971
Contact: Tim & Sandy Page, 920 229 6432