We are the Survivors of Loved Ones' Suicides, a peer-led, non-denominational support group located in San Antonio, Texas. We're dedicated to helping each other and ourselves work through the emotional turmoil caused by the death of a loved one, friend, or associate to suicide.
More than 33,000 people are lost each year to suicide in the United States. Countless thousands more are left behind to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives while trying to cope with the tragic loss of a loved one to suicide. This is where SOLOS can help. Explore the site, look at what we offer and see if we may be able to help you.
Mark your calendars!
This year's Out of the Darkness Community Walk for Suicide Prevention is November 6, 2016. The event will be held at Nelson Wolff Stadium at 5757 West U.S. Highway 90. Event-day registration starts at noon with the opening ceremony scheduled for 1:30 pm and the walk starting at 2 pm. You can register by emailing Bebe Rodriguez or calling (210) 218-7710.
The International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is November 19, 2016. Join with a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding a stories of healing and hope are shared. The event will be held at the South Texas Blood & Tissue, Donor Pavilion Conference Room at 6211 IH 10 West at first park. Contact Michelle Ramirez at (210) 632-3093 or by email for more information or to register.
Tha Annual Holiday Pot Luck is scheduled for December 7, 2016, starting at 6:30 pm at the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the fellowship of our group members. The regular support group meeting will start after dinner. We hope to see you there.
Love, Loss and Survival
NBA player Ryan Anderson, from the New Orleans Pelicans, talks about losing his girlfriend to suicide. It's a compelling story and so many affected by suicide and can relate to the emotions and termoil after the act. You can read the article in Sports Illustrated.
If you would like your loved ones' photograph and information to appear on the SOLOS memoriam page please e-mail a quality digital image along with any infomation you would like on the page. Our webmaster will try to get your memorial posted as quickly as possible.
"When people kill themselves, they think they're ending the pain, but all they're doing is passing it on to those they leave behind." Jeannette Walls
"Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse." Karl A. Menninger