Support Groups

Chapel Hill Survivors of Suicide Loss support group.
Meets second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm at United Church of Chapel Hill (1321 Martin Luther King Blvd, formerly Airport Rd.). Contact Jodi Flick at 919-962-4988 or by EMAIL.

Triangle SOS Survivors of Suicide Support Group
A support group for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide. Contact Larry Bernstein at 919-828-0890 or visit the website, www.TriangleSOS.org

Wake Forest Survivors of Suicide
Support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Contact Carolyn Czahnow, 919-368-6286 or visit www.wakeforestsos.com

Other Resources

Chapel Hill Police Crisis Unit
A 24 hour mobile crisis team that responds within the city limits to persons in crisis. The latter includes victims, trauma and psychiatric emergencies. Includes crisis intervention, short-term case management and community education.  Contact Matt Sullivan at 919-968-2806.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Coordinates all aspects of veterans' and their families' needs regarding suicide prevention. Contact Gary Cunha at (919) 899-6259 ext. 1026.

Duke Child & Family Study Center, Dept. of Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine
Treatment for suicidal children and adolescents is offered through the Child Psychiatry Program at Duke. We also have several research studies including studies of treatments for depressed suicidal adolescents and substance abusing and suicidal  adolescents. Contact Dr. David Goldston at 919-416-2423.

Duke Community Bereavement Services (Unicorn Bereavement Center)
Devoted to persons of all ages who are adjusting to a loss due to death, the center provides postvention services related to suicide on
both an individual and group basis. Camp ReLEAF is also an overnight camp for children and teens who have experienced death. Contact William Holloman at 919-644-6869 or visit the website,

Holly Hill Hospital
An inpatient facility for mental health and substance abuse clients as well as Adult PHP services, a 24/7 Crisis Response Telephone Service (800) 447-1800/(919) 250-7000, and more. Holly Hill hosts the regional office for "The Jason Foundation," a national organization for the prevention of adolescent suicide. Contact Garrett Hamilton at 919-862-6199 or by EMAIL.

HopeLine, Inc.
Provides a free 24 hour suicide prevention and crisis intervention helpline and Teen TalkLine. For more information visit www.hopeline-nc.org or contact: Courtney Worthen or Jeremy Moore at 919-832-3326

Mental Health Association of the Triangle
MHAT promotes positive mental health through advocacy, education, collaboration, and service. Also available is an Information and Referral line for those desiring information regarding community suicide resources. Contact Julie
Bailey at 919-942-8083 or visit the website - www.mhatriangle.org

NAMI of Wake County
The mission of NAMI, Wake County is to provide
support, education, and advocacy for persons with mental illness and
their families and friends. Contact person is Hope Richardson at 919-801-8307 or by EMAIL

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch
Assesses the issue of youth suicide (ages 10-24). The branch serves as the lead agency of the North Carolina Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force and promotes implementation of the goals set forth in /Saving Tomorrows Today/, the state youth suicide prevention  plan. Contact Jane Ann Miller at 919-707-5430 or visit the website www.communityhealth.dhhs.state.nc.us/Injury/YouthSuicidePlan.pdf or http://www.itsok2ask.com

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
NCGV works to reduce death and injury from gun violence. Their Minutes Matter prevention program focuses on educating North Carolinians on the link between safe storage of firearms and preventing adolescent suicide deaths. Phone 919-403-7665  Website:

UNC Department of Psychiatry, Crisis Services
Provides psychiatric evaluations including suicide assessment, intervention, short term supportive and problem-solving therapy and referral. Contact Julie McIntyre at 919-966-2166.

UNC School of Social Work, Family & Children's Resource Program
Provides training and education for human service providers as well as suicide prevention. Contact Jodi Flick at 919-962-4988
or www.ssw.unc.edu/FCRP/

Prevention Services

Many suicides are preventable. There is a part of suicidal people that
wants to live; there is another part that wants to die because they are
in pain and cannot see another solution to their situation. Most
suicidal people give warning signals of their suicidal intentions, but
those in close contact are often unaware of the significance of these
warnings or unsure what to do about them.

Suicide prevention services provide education about suicide, including risk factors, warning signs and the availability of help.