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

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 primarily made up of other survivors of suicide and can serve as a guidepost for the newly bereaved in their process of grief and recovery.  LOSS provides resources, support, connection, and understanding immediately after a suicide loss and for the months and years that follow.

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.  

Felton Institute LOSS Team Brochure

After a Suicide: Local Support Services

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. 

Buckelew Programs  is a  PEI provider 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: SOSinfo@buckelew.org.

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: nationaloffice@compassionatefriends.org

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: info@josiesplace.org

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

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Provides these support resources.

Frontline Workers Counseling: Free counseling services to Front Line workers and essential workers in the Bay Area and nearby counties.