Survivors of Murder-Suicide Support Group for residents of Florida and Georgia - Starting April 2023Read Now
Survivors of Murder-Suicide Support Group for residents of Florida and Georgia
Starting April 2023
No one should have to suffer the violent loss of a loved one alone. The Georgia Commission on Family
Violence is hosting a Survivors of Murder-Suicide Support Group for residents of Florida and Georgia starting
in April 2023. If you have lost a loved one to the tragedy of murder-suicide this is a supportive network for assistance to help cope with your grief. The closed group is free to attend and led by a licensed clinician.
The group will run for 10 sessions and will meet virtually for your convenience. Register today for a
confidential pre-screening meeting with a licensed clinician to see if joining this support group is right for you.
This group is only available to survivors residing in Georgia and Florida at this time.
Visit www.gcfv.ga.gov/ssms for more info and additional referrals to clinicians trained in grief support.
National Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month
November 20th - December 20th
Approximately every 32.1 minutes, someone is murdered in the United States. With raising national
homicide rates, support for families impacted by violence and awareness of the impact of homicide in
our communities is needed now more than ever. November 20th marked the beginning of National
Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month (SHVAM). Enacted in 2000, SHVAM offers an
opportunity to educate the public and policymakers about the effect that murder has on families
and communities, and uplift the peace-building efforts of survivors. SHVAM provides a dedicated
space around the holiday season for survivors to gather in community and celebrate and honor
their loved ones. Let's fight to bring awareness this month to the loved ones we have lost.
To find resources and support for survivors of homicide loss, reach out to these organizations:
Louis D. Brown Peace Institute - www.ldbpeaceinstitute.org
Homicide Survivors Inc. - www.homicidesurvivorsinc.org
Utah Homicide Survivors - www.utahhomicidesurvivors.org
Chicago Survivors - www.chicagosurvivors.org/
VictimConnect Resource Center - www.victimconnect.org
DC Victim Hotline - www.DCvictim.org
Justice for Homicide Victims - www.justiceforhomicidevictims.org
Crime Victims Treatment Center (NYC) - www.cvtcnyc.org
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 14 November 2023
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