Welcome to Group 4F!
Group 4F is a free peer support group for adults (18+) who are the family members & friends of suicide attempt survivors, individuals living with suicidal ideation (thoughts) or a chronic (ongoing) mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, etc. (and many others not listed here…). Group 4F is not for suicide attempt survivors or suicide loss survivors unless you are also supporting a family member or friend who has a history of suicidal ideation, an attempt, or an ongoing chronic mental health condition. (The Hope Group offers groups to support teen and adult suicide attempt survivors, and teen and adult suicide loss survivors. They are listed here.)
We know that mental health affects everyone, and even young children have suicidal thoughts, attempt, and even die by suicide. While Group 4F serves adults, many of our members come because their loved ones are under the age of 18, so please join us if you know a child who is currently struggling.
We understand that loving someone who is struggling can often feel stressful and isolating, so we gather together monthly to exchange ideas, coping strategies, self-care tips, tools for our loved ones, and to find support from others who share similar experiences in a safe and non-judgmental space. We leave strengthened and with renewed energy, able to help support our loved ones (or step back if that is what is necessary and healthy for us as individuals). We also leave knowing that we are doing what we can to support ourselves and our family/friends in the healthiest way possible to the best of our ability with the information and resources we have available to us at this time.
Group 4F is led by a trained peer-facilitator who cares for several family members who have chronic mental health conditions and past hospitalizations. They, too, understand that loving someone who is struggling can often feel difficult, isolating, and exhausting.
Group 4F meets on the 3rd Thursday each month from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
Meetings are usually held in the Thersa Dando Meeting room at the Sheridan Library; however, the Arapahoe Library District has temporarily suspended use of their facilities due to Coronavirus-19, so we will be hosting our meetings online/via phone using Zoom. We will resume our in-person meetings as soon as they allow us to return, possibly in a different location.
Please keep checking back here for details as we also have recently changed our meeting day and time to accommodate more people’s schedules. Our website will always have the most up-to-date information about our meeting schedule and location.
Join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87493045611 or call in at (669) 900-6833 and enter the meeting ID # 874-9304-5611.
We want you to know that we are here for you, and we hope you will join us at our next meeting.
*The Hope Group, LLC is appreciative of the space that the Sheridan library provides for our meetings and workshops and wishes to acknowledge that the granting of permission by the Arapahoe Library District to use library facilities does not constitute an endorsement by the Library District staff or Board of Trustees.