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Someone attempts suicide every 30 seconds.

ATTEMPT SURVIVOR support group

About the Support Group

The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley is pleased to host a support group for individuals over age 18 who have attempted suicide in the past and are in need of connecting with others who have had the same experience.


During this eight week group, participants will discuss topics such as safety planning, coping skills, self-care and processing past events.


This suicide attempt survivor support group is confidential, free and led by Craig Miller, an attempt survivor.


Snacks and refreshments will be provided.








We do require attendees to be actively engaged in individual therapy at the time of enrollment and throughout the eight weeks.


If you are not in therapy, but are interested in joining, please contact us for a referral.


The size of the group is limited to six people and you will need to make a commitment to attend all meetings


All participants must complete a registration, intake form and in-person interview.


Dates & Times


Our next suicide attempt support group will start on July 14, 2016 and go through September 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley,

430 North Canal Street, Lawrence, MA



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To inquire about joining the group, please contact Debbie Helms at 978-327-6671 or

* Data reported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Click here for more data on completed and attempted suicide rates in the United States.