The website is currently under construction but Suicide Bereavement Support is still very active. We presently offer 5 support groups. Call 503.200.0382 for contact information.

Our Locations

NE PORTLAND SUPPORT GROUP

Meets 3rd Mondays at 7pm Peace House

Location: Peace House, 2116 NE 18th Avenue, Portland, OR.

SW PORTLAND SUPPORT GROUP

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm PDX Church

Location: PDX Church, 125 SW Miles (corner of SW Miles & SW Barbur Blvd), Portland, OR.

GRESHAM SUPPORT GROUP

Meets 1st Thursdays at 7 pm.

Location: St. Henry's Catholic Church (school bldg. on west side of parking lot), 346 NW First St., Gresham, OR.

VANCOUVER, WA SUPPORT GROUP

Meets 1st Saturdays at 2pm - 4pm. Fair Oaks Community Room

Location: Fair Oaks Community Room, 5404 NE 121st Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98682.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY SUPPORT GROUP

Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays 2-4 pm Clackamas County NAMI Office (Providence Milwaukie Hospital)

Location: Clackamas County NAMI office (Providence, Milwaukie), 10202 SE 32nd Avenue, Suite 501, Milwaukie, OR.

Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups

Sponsored by: Suicide Bereavement Support, Inc. (sbsnw.org)

DATE & TIME: Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

CEU's: 4.0 Continuing Education Clock Hrs. Applied For (NASW)

COST: FREE Workshop; (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Manual "Facilitating Suicide Bereavement Support Groups" will be available for $75.)

Speaker/Trainer: Marilyn Grover, LPC, NCC, is both an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor in private practice. She has 25 yrs experience and works with all ages. These include children and families, foster children, teenagers, adults with depression, anxiety, grief, life and behavior changes. She specializes in bereavement and tragic death including suicide and murder. Marilyn has served on several boards including Candlelighters For Children with Cancer, Oregon Chapter of Assoc. for Death Educ. and Counseling, Mourning Resources, Inc., and Oregon Chapter of Association for Suicide Prevention. She currently sits on the board for Suicide Bereavement Support, Inc., and shares facilitator training and other services.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the uniqueness and similarities of suicide to other tragic deaths
  2. Define types of groups to meet your service area and needs.
  3. Organize the space and setting for persons in deep grief.
  4. Set group boundaries and confidentiality.
  5. Deal with difficult group participants.
  6. Learn group closure and invitation to return.
  7. Offer internet meeting reminders if desired.
  8. How to care for self, to debrief, and when to ask for help.

Learning Outline:

  1. Similarities to and Differences from other sudden, violent, and traumatic deaths
  2. Types of Groups
  3. Types of facilitators-survivors, professionals, co-facilitators
  4. Welcoming group dynamics
  5. Meeting structure, safety, confidentiality
  6. Facilitation skills---silence, open-ended questions, myths and taboos, participation
  7. How to deal with members in crisis, problematic behavior, response to traumatic details, and more.
  8. Debriefing and Self-care
  9. For More Info: Contact Marilyn Grover, 503-459-8162; grovermc@aol.com

    To Register: Contact Eileen Grover, Children's Bereavement Counselor Main : 541-382-5882: Fax 541-382-2960

    Workshop Location: Partners in Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court , Bend , OR 97701

Please come back and visit us again soon.