For your safety, Suicide Bereavement Support groups will meet online until further notice. Click here for dates and times. 

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Suicide Bereavement Support

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Who We Are

Suicide Bereavement Support, Inc., is a
self-help organization served by trained volunteers offering understanding, support, friendship and education to those bereaved and impacted by the suicide death of a child, spouse, partner, parent, sibling, family member, friend, client or co-worker.


Support Groups

Our groups are a safe and confidential space to express your grief with others who have similar experiences.

Trained facilitators guide discussion and offer support in an accepting and welcoming environment.

During COVID-19, all groups will be virtual. No groups will meet physically until restrictions are lifted. 

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Portland Area

Our groups began in the Portland area and are expanding in Oregon. 

We invite you to look on our history page to learn more about our fearless founder, Virginia Bender.

Virginia Bender's family is requesting donations in memory of Virginia be mailed to SBSNW at PO Box 2525, Portland OR 97308

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Frequently Asked Questions


Prevention and Support Resources


Contact Suicide Bereavement Support

P.O. Box 2525
Portland, OR 97208


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Thank you to Applied Materials for their generous donation of $2500.