PeerGalaxy Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring offerings of telephone + online peer support + wellness activities! 

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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Click here to download PDF Format, 16 pages

How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

Oct
16
Sat
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 16 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 16 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 16 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
17
Sun
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 17 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 17 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 17 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
18
Mon
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 18 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 18 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

photo textZ

4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 18 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
19
Tue
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 19 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 19 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

photo textZ

4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 19 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
20
Wed
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 20 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 20 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 20 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

AMHAW – Association For Mental Health & Wellness – Grieving Adults Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Grieving Adults Support Groups – Wednesday Evenings
For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community.
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm PST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh2s3rdh40e28c42&llr=m6oi4gwab&showPage=true

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

Oct
21
Thu
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 21 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 21 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 21 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

MHAW – Association of Mental Health And Wellness – Peer Bereavement Support Group for COVID-19 Loss Survivors – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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AMHAW (Association Mental Health and Wellness) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – AMHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group
For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Thursdays, 10am-11am PST / 1pm-2pm EST (60 minutes).

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh2v9gnz121f0f76&oseq=&c=&ch=

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

Oct
22
Fri
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 22 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 22 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 22 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
23
Sat
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 23 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 23 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 23 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
24
Sun
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 24 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 24 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

photo textZ

4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 24 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
25
Mon
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 25 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 25 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 25 all-day

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Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
26
Tue
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 26 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 26 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 26 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
27
Wed
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 27 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 27 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 27 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

SH/CGES – Seasons Hospice/Center for Grief Education and Support – Young Adult Loss Group – 4th Wednesdays @ Online Regester for Details
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Seasons Hospice / Center for Grief Education and Support (CGES) presents

Young Adult Loss Group (Virtual Online Format)

 

This group is for young adults who have experiences a recent death. Held the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Please register a minimum of 24 hours prior to the group.

To register or for more information about this group please email CGES@seasonshospice.org.

Website: https://www.seasonshospice.org/

Phone: 507-285-1930

Email: CGES@seasonshospice.org

 

AMHAW – Association For Mental Health & Wellness – Grieving Adults Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Grieving Adults Support Groups – Wednesday Evenings
For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community.
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm PST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh2s3rdh40e28c42&llr=m6oi4gwab&showPage=true

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

Oct
28
Thu
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 28 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 28 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 28 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

MHAW – Association of Mental Health And Wellness – Peer Bereavement Support Group for COVID-19 Loss Survivors – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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AMHAW (Association Mental Health and Wellness) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – AMHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group
For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Thursdays, 10am-11am PST / 1pm-2pm EST (60 minutes).

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh2v9gnz121f0f76&oseq=&c=&ch=

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

Oct
29
Fri
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 29 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 29 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 29 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
30
Sat
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 30 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 30 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 30 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Oct
31
Sun
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Oct 31 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Oct 31 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Oct 31 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Nov
1
Mon
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Nov 1 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Nov 1 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Nov 1 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Nov
2
Tue
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Nov 2 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Nov 2 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

photo textZ

4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Nov 2 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Nov
3
Wed
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Nov 3 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Nov 3 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Nov 3 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

AMHAW – Association For Mental Health & Wellness – Grieving Adults Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Grieving Adults Support Groups – Wednesday Evenings
For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community.
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm PST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh2s3rdh40e28c42&llr=m6oi4gwab&showPage=true

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

Nov
4
Thu
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Nov 4 all-day

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AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Nov 4 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Nov 4 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

MHAW – Association of Mental Health And Wellness – Peer Bereavement Support Group for COVID-19 Loss Survivors – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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AMHAW (Association Mental Health and Wellness) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – AMHAW Peer Bereavement Support Group
For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Thursdays, 10am-11am PST / 1pm-2pm EST (60 minutes).

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh2v9gnz121f0f76&oseq=&c=&ch=

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

Nov
5
Fri
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Nov 5 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Nov 5 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Nov 5 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Nov
6
Sat
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Nov 6 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Nov 6 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Nov 6 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Nov
7
Sun
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Nov 7 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Nov 7 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Nov 7 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Nov
8
Mon
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Nov 8 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Nov 8 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

photo textZ

4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Nov 8 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Nov
9
Tue
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Nov 9 all-day

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AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Nov 9 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Nov 9 all-day

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Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

Nov
10
Wed
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Nov 10 all-day

logo

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Nov 10 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Nov 10 all-day

logo

Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

AMHAW – Association For Mental Health & Wellness – Grieving Adults Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Grieving Adults Support Groups – Wednesday Evenings
For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community.
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm PST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh2s3rdh40e28c42&llr=m6oi4gwab&showPage=true

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service wor