After a Suicide (Postvention Action Team)

When someone you know has died by suicide, there are a range of emotions that are experienced ranging from grief, anger, trauma, and shock. Because of the often sudden and stigmatized nature of suicide, those left behind are often navigating and grieving their loss alone.  It is during these times when connection and support is critical.  We know that suicide loss survivors find individual counseling and suicide support groups to be particularly helpful. If you are seeking counseling, then consider someone with expertise in grief and suicide. 

The Postvention Acion Team is comprised of community agencies and their volunteers who lead supportive resources for bereaved families and community members in Marin County. Marin County BHRS contracts with Buckelew Programs and the Felton Institute, both PEI providers, to provide postvention support services for loss survivors (and attempt survivors).

Each November, Marin County Suicide Prevention Collaborative, Buckelew Programs, the Felton Institute, and Marin County Office of Education host the International Survivor's of Suicide Loss Day.   

NEWLY POSTED! If you or someone you know is experience grief, loss and bereavement, "Tending to Grief, Growing with Hope: A Discussion on Sudden Loss in Marin County,"  is a recorded video from the Suicide Prevention Collaborative available to provide support and additional resources for youth, adults and older adults.

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Felton Institute Local Outreach for Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) Team and Support Groups

The Felton Institute LOSS Team is a vital and impactful service and part of the key framework of postvention in Marin County's Suicide Prevention Strategic plan providing those who have lost someone to suicide with immediate assistance.  

The LOSS Team is comprised of other survivors of suicide who serve as a guidepost for the newly bereaved in their process of grief and recovery and  provides resources, support, connection, and understanding immediately after a suicide loss. If you have experienced a loss and would like to have contact with a LOSS Team member or sign up as a volunteer for the LOSS Team, please contact the LOSS Team Coordinator by email or contact: 415-726-4685.  

In addition to the LOSS Team, Felton provides Peer Support Group for Teens (13-25 y/o) and Young Adults who are loss survivors, as well as an Attempt Survivor Support Group. You do not have to walk this journey alone. Contact: 415-726-4685 or email for more information.

Youth Support Group
Buckelew Programs
Buckelew Programs

Buckelew Programs SOS Allies of Hope Support Group for Loss Survivors and 988

Buckelew Programs  is a  PEI provider for Marin County and leads the SOS Allies of Hope Support Group for Loss Survivors. This group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 7-8:30pm (Virtual). To sign up, email:

Buckelew Programs also leads the County's 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and provides outreach and training in suicide prevention. To learn more, contact: Steve Diamond, Program Director by email.

Buckelew Programs

Additional Support Resources


By the Bay.  Formerly, Hospice by the Bay,  grief counseling and other services are provided for families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Contact: 415-927-2273.

Compassionate Friends of Marin. This group provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Contact:

Josie's Place. Josie's Place offers facilitated peer-support groups to children and teens in the San Francisco Bay Area who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, close relative or friend.  Contact:   415-513-6343 or email:

Pathways.   Pathways serves the San Francisco Bay Area providing grief counseling, support and workshops. Contact: 888-978-1306.

Modern LossCandid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center: 415-750-4197

UCSF Grief, Healing and Bereavement.


  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and AFSP Support Group
  • Alliance of Hope
  • American Association of Suicidology
  • JED Foundation (college)
  • Survivor's of Suicide
  • SAVE


  • SOS: A Handbook for Survivor's of Suicide