Survivors of Suicide

STAR-Center offers Survivors of Suicide (SOS) bereavement support groups for adults who have lost a loved one or family member to death by suicide.

  • Open to anyone over 18 years of age, and with any type of relationship to the deceased.
  • The group meets in an 8-week session. A new group begins each fall, winter, and spring.
  • There is a monthly group for those who have participated in the weekly group.
  • A professionally-led support group to help members cope with the death of a loved one from suicide.
  • The purpose of the group is to give survivors an opportunity, in a safe environment, to voice the many painful feelings that suicide leaves in its wake.
  • Survivors share their experiences with other survivors who are in different stages of grief, and learn from each other.

Upcoming Groups:  Due to Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, these groups are currently being held virtually via zoom.

  • Fall 2021:  September 22 thru November 10, 2021
  • Winter 2022:  January 19 thru March 9, 2022
  • Spring 2021:  March 30 thru May 18, 2022

For more information on these services, please contact:

Jamey Covaleski
412-864-3346  
covaleskijj@upmc.edu