New support group starting on February 9, 2022.

The loss of a loved one to suicide is absolutely devastating. Unfortunately there is still such stigma attached to a suicide death. This special small support group is designed especially for those who are experiencing this specific type of loss. I will utilize a combination of psychoeducation and open discussion. The book Understanding Your Suicide Grief-Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart by Dr. Alan Wolfelt will be used as well as the companion journal. These books have been generously donated in memory of Rhya Marohn ( If you’re reluctant to join a support group I encourage you to give it a try. I strive to create a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment (and I will never force you to talk if you don’t want to!). Some people have told me they thought coming to a support group meant sitting around in a circle crying for 90 minutes. Well, honestly we do cry sometimes but we laugh too. If this sounds like something you would like to explore, send me a message at or call me at 240-298-2442. I would be more than happy to answer any questions.


We will meet for 6 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm starting on February 9, 2022.

Fee per session-$30 (book and journal included)

This is an in person group and space is limited to 8 participants.

Published by melindaruppertlcpc

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland specializing in grief and loss.

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