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 resiliency by identifying resources and coping strategies for the future.
There hasn’t been a Tuesday night that I haven’t reflected on how meaningful our group was and continues to be to me. The insight into one another’s lives carries forward. — A participant
Each 8-week session is confidential, free and facilitated by two Samaritan-trained volunteers – at least one of whom is an attempt survivor.
Please contact our office to learn more or to participate in the next session.