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Grief Support Groups - Suicide

Hi Just wonder if there are any grief support groups(english speaking) around Basel area, that deal with losing someone close, to suicide.

Or, if there are other people who are in a similar situation and want to start a group, please let me know.

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Re: Grief Support Groups - Suicide

Hi there. I'm not aware of any groups (I'm not aware of anything much at all over here as I'm still very new to Switzerland), but I am aware of the devastation felt when a close friend takes their life. If you ever want to chat, feel free to PM me.
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Hi Just wonder if there are any grief support groups(english speaking) around Basel area, that deal with losing someone close, to suicide.

Or, if there are other people who are in a similar situation and want to start a group, please let me know.
There is a German speaking group, the info about their Basel section is here (dates of meetings (you don't have to sign up for it), email address, a contact number). Perhaps contacting them directly could give you pointers toward an English-speaking group in or around Basel.
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Re: Grief Support Groups - Suicide

Did any groups get formed?
Anyone know where to get support in English for losing someone close to suicide in the German speaking area?
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Re: Grief Support Groups - Suicide

Here's a long list of organisations, collected by the City of Zurich. The website is in German, but even so, you could write to them in English, and ask whether someone there could help, in English. The list has some very general organisations, and some specifically for having experienced, for example, the suicide of a sibling, or of a child.
https://www.suizidpraevention-zh.ch/...interbliebene/

Some of them have telephone numbers, and there, too, it can be worth calling to ask whether someone can help, in English.

And there's always the phone number 143, called The Helping Hand, which is a 24-hour helpline.

You could also ask at the mental health organisation, pro mente sana, here:
https://www.promentesana.ch/de/beratung.html


You could also call the number on the back of your medical insurance card, and tell them that you are in need, and ask them to refer you to someone with whom you could talk (it'd be a self-help group, or a psychologist, most likely), in English.

In all organisations, it may be that a helpline doesn't have someone there right away who can speak enough English, but that they will be able to tell you when to call back, when their English-speaking colleague will be in. And if they don't supply you with what you need, it can be worth phoning again, a few days' later, when it is likely that someone else will answer the phone.
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