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A Second Chance: 8-Week Support Program for Suicide Attempt Survivors

Registration deadline for “A Second Chance: 8-Week Support Program for Suicide Attempt Survivors” is May 4, 2016.  The program is free and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program.

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
May 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center,
4 Elm St. Kingston, MA 02364
Registration Required: Contact Denise Brack at 781-936-8068

The time after a suicide attempt can be very confusing and filled with conflicting emotions.  Many attempt survivors feel ashamed or guilty or even angry that they are still alive.  Because of the stigma associated with suicide, attempt survivors often find it difficult to reach out.  They feel isolated and alone and don’t know where to turn.  Talking with others who have similar experiences can be an important part of healing after a suicide attempt.  A Second Chance offers a safe, non-judgmental place for people to talk about the feelings that led them to attempt suicide, to talk about the impact their attempt had on their lives, and to build resilience by identifying resources and coping strategies for the future.

Our next eight-week session will begin May 11, 2016 and will be composed of four to six peers who have survived a suicide attempt.  The same people will be in the session for the entire eight weeks; it is not a “drop-in” group.  This model will allow group members to develop safe, secure bonds with each other, thereby improving their healing process.

Sessions are free of charge.  Participants must be at least 18 years of age.  To attend the sessions, potential participants must complete a telephone intake prior to attending to allow the facilitators and participant to learn more about each other and to determine if the group may be an appropriate resource. This group is facilitated by Kathleen Shine-O’Brien, M.A., LMHC and trained volunteer, Jeff House.

Stephanie Kelly
Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands


Denise Brack
Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center