Local Alternatives to Suicide Groups

The Western Mass RLC developed the 'Alternatives to Suicide' approach because the opportunity to talk openly about suicide and feelings of deep emotional distress with others who have or are experiencing similar struggles can be a powerful way to support people to move through those darkest places.  During groups, people share their successes and their challenges, provide support for one another and strategize and share ideas for coping with difficult life circumstances.  People are encouraged to come both in times of strength and challenge.  Individuals need not identify as being in 'crisis' in order to attend.

Western Mass groups currently include:

Northampton: Mondays, 6:30pm - 8pm @ the Friend's Quaker Meeting House, 43 Center Street

Greenfield: Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 7pm @ the RLC's Greenfield Center, 20 Chapman St.

Pittsfield: Tuesdays, 4pm-5:30pm @ 150 North St., Suite 28, Room 1 (second floor next to elevator)

Springfield: Fridays, 2:30pm-4pm @ the RLC's Springfield center, 235 Chestnut St.

Turners Falls: Mondays, 6:30pm-8pm- @ Brick House, #24 3rd St,


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