Kentucky Suicide Survivor Support Group Information

Information for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. Includes information on self-care, helping children cope, and survivor support groups.

Suicide Prevention Consortium Kentucky (SPCK) Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except November) from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

 

Annual Strategic Planning Meeting

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Location:
Newton Building 5, 2nd floor Conference Room
1351 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
*Lunch will be provided so, please RSVP if you plan to attend.  Register to attend the meeting by sending an e-mail to jfbest@bluegrass.org.

Kentucky Suicide Survivor Support Groups

Campbellsville

Survivors of Suicide
Bethel First Presbyterian Church
502 East Main Street, Campbellsville, KY 42718
Contact Person: David Sandifer
Phone: (270) 789-8459
E-mail:
Charge: No
Leadership Type:
Meetings/Month:
Additional Information: Serves Taylor, Green, Adair, Marion, Russell, Casey, Larue, Washington, Hart and Metcalfe counties and beyond. Free resources available.

 

Fort Thomas

Survivors of Suicide of Northern Kentucky
SOS of Northern Kentucky
48 Edwards Court, Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Contact Person: Ken or Carol Himes
Phone: (859) 441-1958
E-mail: spbears@fuse.net
Charge: No
Leadership Type: Peer
Meetings/Month: 1 – 1st Tuesday, 7 PM
Additional Information: Serves the Cincinnati area, including Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati and Eastern Indiana. Meetings held at the Christ Church, United Church of Christ, 15 South Fort Thomas Avenue.

 

Frankfort

Survivors of Suicide
Hospice of the Bluegrass
208 Steele St., Frankfort, KY 40601
Contact Person: Melinda Simpson, LCSW
Phone: (502) 223-1744, (800) 926-1302
E-mail:
Charge: No
Leadership Type:
Meetings/Month: First Thursday of each month, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Additional Information: Serves Anderson, Franklin, Owen and Woodford counties. All others welcome.

 

Hazard

Survivors of Suicide
Mountain Community Hospice
PO Box 1234 Hazard, KY 41702-1234
Contact Person: Phyllis Day
Phone: (606) 439-2111
Email:
Charge: No
Leadership Type:
Meetings/Month: On Thursdays
Additional Information: Meetings held at Mountain Community Hospice, 3115 North Main St, Suite 101, Hazard, KY, 41701.

 

Jackson

Survivors of Suicide
Kentucky River Community Care
PO Box 794, Jackson, KY 41339
Contact Person: Dr. Brenda Hughes
Phone: (800) 262-7491
E-mail:
Charge: No
Leadership Type:
Meetings per Month: Varies
Additional Information:

 

Lexington

Hospice of the Blue Grass, Bluegrass Center for Grief, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY 40504
Group Name: Bluegrass Area SOS
Contact Person: Sharon Martin, Psy.D.
Phone: (859) 277-2700
E-mail: smartin@hospicebg.org
Charge: No
Leadership Type: Prof
Meetings/Month: 2 – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30 p.m
Additional Information: Six-week supportive educational group meets four times per year. Call for the dates that this is offered.

 

Lexington

University of Kentucky SOS Group
UK W.T. Young Library – Keeneland Room
401 Hilltop Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506
Contact: Rebecca Sanford
Phone: (859) 323-7484
E-mail: rebecca.sanford@uky.edu
Charge: No
Leadership Type: Peer/Professional
Meeting/Month: 2nd Monday, 5:30 – 7:00PM
Additional Information: Group is open to anyone in the Lexington community and surrounding areas. Please call or email before attending first meeting.

 

Louisville

Survivors of Suicide
St. Matthews Episcopal Church
330 North Hubbard’s Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Contact Person: Gage Donohue
Phone: (812) 283-1111
Contact Person: Glenn Raymond
Phone: (502) 583-5673
E-mail:
Charge: No
Leadership Type:
Meetings/Month: Two – First and Third Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Additional Information: Serves Jefferson, Oldham, Trimble, Henry and Bullitt counties, plus Southern Indiana.

 

Louisville

Survivors of Suicide Southeast.
Southeast Christian Church
920 Blankenbaker Parkway, Room ED213 Louisville, KY 40220
Contact Person: Karen Mosgrove
Phone: (502) 494.4447
E-mail: survivorsofsuicidesoutheast@gmail.com
Charge: No
Leadership Type: Peer/Lay Counselor
Meetings: 2nd Thursday monthly at 7:15 pm
Additional Information: Counties served, Bullitt, Oldham, Henry and Southern Indiana

 

Owensboro

Owensboro Survivors of Suicide Support Group
Hospice Association of Owensboro
723 Harvard Dr., Owensboro, KY 42301
Contact Person: Bob Robey
Phone: (270) 276-5531
E-mail: bob.robey@gmail.com
Contact Person: Fran Evans
Phone: (270) 302-0717
E-mail: franevans45@aol.com
Charge: No
Leadership Type: Prof
Meetings/Month: 1 – 2nd Thursday at 6:30 – 8:00PM
Meeting Place: St. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church Youth House, 311 Bolivar St., Owensboro, KY 42301

 

Paducah

Survivors of Suicide
United Church of Paducah (UCC)
4600 Buckner Lane, Paducah, KY 42001
Contact Person: Rev. Karen Winkel
Phone: (270) 442-3722
E-mail:
Charge: No
Leadership Type:
Meetings/Month: One – First Tuesday, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Website: www.uccpaducah.org/whatshappening.html