About Us

Our Mission

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

Survivors of Suicide support group

When someone we love dies by suicide, our world is turned upside down. Traumatic loss can leave us feeling alone and lost, and sometimes just knowing that there are others out there who have survived this experience can be comforting.

Facilitated by peers and professionals, SOS offers a safe and comfortable place to meet others who understand and can offer support, strength, and hope. 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 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

We are located at:

State Street United Methodist Church
3617 Mackinaw St.
Saginaw, MI 48602

The church is on the corner of State Street and Mackinaw Street, across from Little Caesars Pizza.

Enter door and lot on State street side.

The support group is offered free of charge and is non-denominational.

For more information, call (989) 781-5260 or email sosbarb@aol.com

Education and Awareness

Barb Smith, a certified suicide prevention, intervention and aftercare specialist and founder of Survivors of Suicide, facilitates our survivor’s support group. She is also available to provide suicide prevention and awareness training in the community.