About Survivors of Suicide Services
Survivors of Suicide Services (S.O.S.) provide information and support to persons who have been affected by a suicide. An S.O.S. support group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Journey Mental Health Center. Each adult group is facilitated by a suicide survivor/volunteer and a mental health professional.
Other services include a quarterly newsletter available at no charge, a resource library, and periodic supportive conferences and forums. The S.O.S. initiative, started in 1980, was the first agency program to be both recovery and consumer focused.
Referrals are made to S.O.S. services by the Dane County Medical Examiner’s office and other agencies and individuals who are aware of a suicide death.
S.O.S. services are available to any Dane County resident affected by a suicide death, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.
Call: 608-280-2435 – Confidential S.O.S. voicemail
or 608-280-2600 – Emergency Services 24-hour line
SOS, Safe Communities Volunteers Discuss Suicide Prevention, Support On TV Show
Jeanne Moren, a volunteer with Survivors of Suicide, and Jean Papali, retired Madison Police Department officer and volunteer with Safe Communities, appeared on the Feb 29, 2016 WSTO television show, “Voices.” The two discussed suicide prevention and support services with Host Ron Dobie.
Upcoming SOS Events
Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Services Group Meeting will take place at Journey Mental Health Center, Kessel Court on 04/25/2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Services Group Meeting will take place at Journey Mental Health Center, Kessel Court on 05/09/2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group Services Group Meeting will take place at Journey Mental Health Center, Kessel Court on 05/23/2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm