How We Help

Struggling? Call the NSPL at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741



Join us November 18th, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth for “Hope Starts Here.”

Held on the nationally observed Survivors of Suicide day, “Hope Starts Here,” is a day of hope and healing hosted by Survivors of Suicide, and an event that focuses on reminding survivors that they are not alone.

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Survivors of Suicide offers group support and understanding for those who have lost a loved one to suicide and fosters suicide awareness and education in the community, so future acts may be prevented.


When someone you love dies by suicide, we offer a safe place to a place to meet with others who understand, can offer support, strength, and hope.  Suicide can make you feel alone and isolated. Just knowing that there are others who have survived this traumatic experience can be comforting.  In addition to support, our group offers the community a lending library, trainings, resources, and referrals.

The Survivors of Suicide support group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at State Street United Methodist Church, 3617 Mackinaw Street, Saginaw MI.  Non-Denominational * Corner of State Street and Mackinaw across of Little Caesars Pizza. Enter doors and parking on State Street side.  The support group is offered free of charge.

For more information visit our Aftercare page or call (989) 781-5260.


Barb Smith, who is a certified suicide prevention, intervention and aftercare specialist and founder of Survivors of Suicide, facilitates our survivor’s support group and is available to provide suicide prevention and awareness training in the community. Use the contact information below to get in touch with Barb.


Do you want to help prevent suicide? There are lots of ways to get involved. Visit our Get Involved page for more information.