Suicide Grief Support
Help for Survivors
Every 17 minutes someone in American completes suicide, often leaving loved ones to cope with terrific loss and unanswered questions.
What You Can Do:
Learn about the different types of depression. Depression often masquerades as anger and irritability.
Learn about the ways depression can be successfully treated.
Talk to someone who understands.
Allow yourself time to grieve and heal, in your own way.
Learn to know the warning signs in yourself.
Learn how to practice good self-care.
Suicide Loss Support Group
The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County and the Portage County Suicide Prevention Coalition offer a free monthly Suicide Survivor Support Group.
The survivors of suicide support group is open to families and others who have lost loved ones through suicide.
The group shares information and provides a place where members can talk about their experiences. The group welcomes new members at any time. It meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm at the Kent Free Library located at 312 W. Main Street in Kent.
For more information, contact 330.673.1756.
The Support Group is not meeting in March 2020 due to coronovirus prevention measures. If you are struggling and need support, call the Helpline at 330-678-HELP (4357)
How to contact the Portage County Suicide Prevention Coalition
To become a member of the Portage County Suicide Prevention Coalition or to schedule a speaker or free training session:
Call the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County, 330-673-1756 or contact us.
NAMI, the country’s voice on mental illness, is a national organization of persons with mental illness, their families, friends and community activists who work toward improving the lives of the mentally ill.
NAMI Portage County Chapter
Call the Mental Health & Recovery Board at 330-673-1756, ext. 201, for information.
MEETINGS: Second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7pm
LOCATION: Mental Health & Recovery Board Office, 155 E. Main St., Kent, OH
Family-to-Family Education Program
Call the Mental Health & Recovery Board at 330-673-1756, ext. 201, to register for the next class. Family-to-Family is a free, 12-week, comprehensive education course taught by family members who have been specially trained.
Contact us by email and click here for more information.