BRCIC will resume our Survivor of Suicide Support Group ongoing weekly meetings at the Center on May 26, 2020. In accordance with best practices for safe re-opening, the following policy will be in place:
  • If you have fever or do not feel well, OR, if someone in your family or anyone you have had contact with has fever, do not come to group.
  • Your temperature will be taken in the parking lot and a few questions will be asked about your medical well-being.
  • Please let a facilitator know if you have symptoms and/or fever after you have started group.
  • Members are asked to come in the building at 6:30 pm. As you enter you will be directed to a room for group. There will be no socialization prior to group.
  • All members while in the building and in the group will remain at least six feet apart.
  • Chairs will be set up six feet apart and there will be 6-8 members in each group.
  • All group members must wear masks during the time they are in the building, garden, parking lot, and this includes wearing a mask during group. Masks will be provided if needed.
  • No coffee or beverages will be served at least through the first month we start back in our group.
  • No hugs, handshakes or any physical contact/touching at anytime.
Please download, print, and sign this copy of the policy and bring it with you to your first meeting.
Support Services
Have you been through trauma and are in need of support? BRCIC offers a variety of services to help you through this rough time.

Even if you have been suffering from loss for a long time, please join us. Time is not associated with pain.

Survivor Support Group
BRCIC offers a free, weekly, peer-facilitated support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. BRCIC has provided this ongoing support since 1981. If you are interested in our Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group and would like an assessment, please email or call us at 225-924-1431.

Survivor Resources
Click here for list of books and other publications complied by American Association of Suicidology (AAS).

Click here for information on training peer facilitators and/or clinical training for those wishing to work with clients dealing with Complicated Bereavement.

Please note: The BRCIC website is not intended to provide help in a crisis. If you are feeling suicidal or need help for yourself or someone you know, please consult IASP's Suicide Prevention Resources to find a crisis center anywhere in the world. In the US, call toll-free 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free suicide prevention service or visit
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