Online Suicide Support Groups for Loss Survivors

Offering Online Care to Suicide Loss Survivors

Losing a loved one to suicide is a profoundly painful and challenging experience. At Samaritans, we offer nonjudgmental listening and peer support through our virtual SafePlace Meetings, which are online support groups for suicide loss survivors.

Our virtual SafePlace meetings are open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. These peer support groups are facilitated by trained volunteers who have experienced a similar loss, creating a compassionate and understanding environment. Unlike professional therapy groups, SafePlace meetings focus on peer support, offering a space to explore feelings that may be difficult for others to understand. Participants can share helpful resources and support each other through the long process of grieving. Meetings are free, ongoing, and available on a drop-in basis.

Virtual SafePlace Meetings for Suicide Grief Support

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET
Zoom meeting details provided after registration

Everyone is welcome to join our virtual meetings at any time after their loss, whether it has been a few weeks, months, or even years. Before joining, we encourage individuals to consider the following questions: Am I ready to talk about my loss? Can I share the airtime with others? Will I be comfortable listening to others discuss their losses? If the answer to any of these questions is no, or if you are unsure, we recommend starting with a Survivor to Survivor Visit. These private sessions are conducted by trained suicide loss survivor volunteers who can provide one-on-one support.

We understand that you may be unsure about discussing your loss in a virtual support group. Please review our Virtual SafePlace FAQs, which we hope will address any understandable concerns you may have about privacy and the dynamics of a virtual group.

Request Grief Support Services Form

Samaritans is available to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide. You may contact us to go over the support that is available or use the following form to request a staff person reach out to you. Please know that we will maintain your confidentiality. Samaritans never shares personal information. *Please do not put down anyone’s contact information other than your own. If you’re looking for resources on behalf of someone else, we’re happy to talk with you about what resources are available and how to share them with others.

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The Grief Support Services packet includes resources such as suggestions to help with grief and recommended readings, along with additional information on Samaritans’ Grief Support Services.
Date of loss*
Date of second loss
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“Finding SafePlace and people that truly understand where I’m coming from and understand my pain is very cathartic for me.”


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Other SafePlace Meetings

In Person SafePlace Meetings for All Suicide Loss Survivors

We are currently working to identify a new time and location for in-person meetings in the Greater Boston/MetroWest area. Please check back for updates.

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In Person SafePlace Meetings for Parents or Guardians Who Have Lost a Child to Suicide

3rd Saturday of every month
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ben Speaks Office
360 Woodland St, 2nd Floor, Holliston, MA 01746

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Virtual SafePlace Meetings for Parents or Guardians Who Have Lost a Child to Suicide

New in Spring 2024: We are launching a virtual group for parents or guardians who have lost a child to suicide in March 2024.

Beginning March 7, 2024, meetings will be held:
1st Thursday of every month
7:00 – 8:30 pm ET

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