Survivors of Suicide Services

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.

Eligibility Criteria

S.O.S. services are available to any Dane County resident affected by a suicide death, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.

Contact Information

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

Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 8.56.45 AMJeanne 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.

Click here to watch the 53-minute interview.

Email: sos@journeymhc.org

Upcoming SOS Events

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

Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Services Group Meeting will take place at Journey Mental Health Center, Kessel Court on 06/13/2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Resources