Have you lost a loved one to suicide?

You are not alone. Support is available.

We have returned to in person meetings! Complete the form below to join the email list to receive meeting information and reminders!

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are invited to attend a free support group held monthly in Fond du Lac.

The Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) support group provides a safe, judgement-free space for those grieving the suicide death of a loved one, no matter how much time has passed.

A place to find support, comfort, resources, and hope.

Members of this peer-led group will have the opportunity to share their story, feel less isolated, and be supported by others who have also experienced a loss to suicide. Members will be encouraged to share openly, however no one will be pressured to participate – there is also healing in listening, and simply being around others who have walked a similar path.

  • Who: Adults who are grieving the suicide death of a loved one, regardless of when this occurred. Childcare is not available at this time.
  • When: 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm
    • 2021 meeting dates: Jul 14th, Aug 11th, Sep 8th, Oct 13th, Nov 10th, and Dec 8th
  • Where: NAMI’s Friendship Corner, 86 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac.
  • Cost: Group is FREE to attend

The Fond du Lac S.O.S.L group is ongoing. New members are welcome to join at any time.

Please complete the following form to be added to our email list and receive monthly meeting information & reminders.

Individuals on the email list are pre-registered for future meetings. An email will be sent to all list members a few days before each meeting with information about how to join, along with helpful resources.

If you have any questions or difficulties completing the form, please send an email to SuicidePrevention@marianuniversity.edu.

Confidentiality is extremely important to us. Your contact information will not be shared. It is only being collected to ensure that our groups can be conducted as safely and securely as possible, and so that we can communicate any schedule changes to those who want to attend.

Facilitators

Trained as Adult Bereavement Support Group Facilitators through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Sue Mitchell Metz is a local community member, wanting to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide. She is a registered nurse and EMT by background, with a degree in nursing and organizational leadership. Sue is married to Steve, has 3 children, Ryan, Mariah, and Brydan, and a granddaughter, Cyanne who consumes her time when she is not working or going to school. She is employed with SSM Health and currently working on a master’s degree in Thanatology. As a facilitator, Sue brings with her empathy and understanding, as she too is a survivor of suicide loss.

Linda Kroll has been a survivor of suicide loss since the death of her 24 year old son 19 years ago. She travels Wisconsin to bring awareness to this problem by sharing “Adam’s Story”.  Linda lives in the Fond du Lac area, is married to Jeff, and has two children.  She was a Probation & Parole agent for the State of Wisconsin and has 31 years  experience working in the Correctional field.

Help us get the word out!

Click below to download/print the flyer or tri-fold brochure, or contact us and we’ll deliver copies to your organization.

This support group is facilitated by the Prevent Suicide Fond du Lac County Committee.


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