Alternatives to Suicide Support Group
Alternative to Suicide is a peer led support group that allows participants to talk about suicidal thoughts, feelings, or experiences without fear of being judged. Participants share their struggles and successes, provide support for one another, and strategize about alternatives to help each other best cope with difficult life circumstances. People are encouraged to come in both times of strength and challenge; you need not be in crisis to attend this group.
The support groups are not led by clinicians, but instead by individuals who identify with having lived experience. Participants and facilitators are viewed as experts in their experiences, and there is value in the mutuality that arises because of this.