Local Grief Support Groups

The Survivors of Suicide Loss support group in Madison provides a safe environment to discuss the issues you face when dealing with the suicide of a loved one.  Often people also seek additional specialized Grief support groups to help them heal from their loss.  There are many Grief and Bereavement groups and professional counseling centers in New Jersey.  Here is a list of some of them. 


Grief Support Groups in New Jersey

  • Comfort Zone Camp     
    • Website: www.comfortzonecamp.org
    • Telephone: (201) 867-2077
    • Email: info@comfortzonecamp.org
    • Offers year-round free weekend and week-long bereavement camps for kids 7-17 and young adults 19-23 who have lost a parent, sibling, or primary care giver.  Once or twice a year they hold a 3 day weekend camp for children 3-17 and young adults 18-24 that is specifically tailored to suicide loss.  Call for more details.
  • Teen Survivor Of Suicide Group
    • This group is for teens, ages 12 to 18.
    • Location: 
      • Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center
      • 500 North Bridge Street
      • Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
    • Meeting Time(s):
      • The group meets continuously throughout the year. 2nd Tuesday of odd months (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov), 7:00PM - 8:00PM
    • Contact:
      • Jill Selbo  
        • Telephone: 732-261-0209 
        • Email: jselbo@ctsd.k12.nj.us
      • Leslie Frey 
        • Telephone: 516-361-2401  
        • Email: leslieafrey@yahoo.com
    • Registration:
      • Parents and participants must sign a permission form in order to attend. Please e-mail for the form ahead of time so that you can bring it with you to the meeting.
  • Camp Kita (Maine)
    • Summary: Camp Kita is a non-profit summer bereavement camp open to children ages 8-17 who are survivors of a loved ones suicide. It was established in 2013 by the Mosher siblings after losing their father to suicide. Camp Kita will provide a network of peers that truly understand the unique feelings of loss that suicide leaves behind on its survivors.  Our program is free-of-charge, due to the generous donations of those who support us, allowing it to be an accessible resourcefor all families.
    • Resource: Brochure

  • The Sanctuary     
    • Website: www.thesanctuaryforgrief.org
    • Telephone: (914) 834-6763
    • Grief counseling referrals for Adults, Children and Teens
    • On site crisis support in the workplace and community
  • Imagine Center for Coping With Loss     
    • Website: imaginenj.org
    • Telephone: (908) 264-3100
    • Resource: Brochure
    • Located in Westfield NJ
    • Year-round peer grief support center for children age 3-18 coping with loss due to the death of a parent or sibling. Concurrent support groups are available for parents and guardians. Adult peer support groups are available for young adults 18-30, adults 30-50 and adults 50 and up who are coping with loss due to the death of a spouse, parent, child, sibling or other significant person.
  • Grief Speaks    www.griefspeaks.com
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