Support Group Focuses on Suicide Prevention

March 29, 2019

Finding Help and Hope: Supporting Loved Ones Fighting Suicide meets twice a month at Mercy Jefferson in cooperation with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) St. Louis.

Thanks to a grant from Mercy, NAMI St. Louis is collaborating with Mercy Hospital Jefferson and Mercy Hospital St. Louis to develop and offer family support programs and suicide prevention training for family members who are supporting loved ones fighting suicide.

NAMI FFH The Finding Help and Hope support group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at Mercy Hospital Jefferon.

Mercy is the first hospital system in Missouri to join the “Show-Me Suicide” Learning Collaborative, demonstrating leadership by including suicide prevention as part of the compassionate care and exceptional service. Family support is a key to ensure suicidal safe care.

Finding Help and Hope: Supporting Loved Ones Fighting Suicide program consists of support group sessions at Mercy Jefferson from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month, and at Mercy St. Louis from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday each month.

For more information call NAMI St. Louis at 314-962-4670 or visit namistl.org.

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