Survivors of Suicide
Survivors of Suicide (SOS) is a support group open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a relative or a friend through suicide. We share the common trauma.
Survivors Of Suicide exists because surviving the death by suicide of a loved one, a family member, or a friend is different from a terminal illness, accidental causes, homicide, sudden illness, or natural causes.
Why is this so?
• We have deep feelings of abandonment, of guilt.
• We may have intense anger, and intense sadness.
• We may feel shame or embarrassment.
• We feel pain, we ache: we are grieving.
• We grieve not only for the person who died by suicide, we grieve for us, the survivors.
SOS can help you through your grief, your ache, your struggle to wholeness.
SOS: A Safe Place
Survivors need a safe place to explore their feelings of grief and anger, to raise questions and doubts.
Some survivors have attended an SOS meeting the day of the funeral. Others have come a few months after; some, a few years later. There is no timetable for grief.
• We will welcome you at any time. We are here when you are ready for us, and for as long as you need us.
• We will listen to you.
• We care about living, about loving.
• We care about you.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
905 N. Edgelawn Dr., Aurora, Illinois 60506
The Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Aurora support group meets the third Monday of every month at the Advent Christian Church from 7-9 pm.