Wake Forest Survivors of Suicide

Support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Who we are

Wake Forest Survivors of Suicide are people who have "survived" the loss of a loved one by ending their life. It's a difficult journey but made easier when you share your feelings and experiences with those that are walking the same road as you.

We don't judge nor criticize - we come to the meetings so we can talk freely about suicide.

The support group was started in April 2008 by Carolyn Zahnow who lost her only child to suicide in August 2005. Cameron was 18 years old and suffered from major depression and substance abuse. After attending SOS meetings for two years in Texas and then in Raleigh, Carolyn was ready to help others heal.

Carolyn has completed the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) training as well as training at The Link Counseling Center in Atlanta (of Iris Bolton fame).


Wake Forest Survivors of Suicide is now part of The Shore Grief Center, a nonprofit created to help all ages (6 and up) who is navigating the sea of grief by any type of loss. Read more about The Shore.

We welcome your donations so we can carry other grief support groups in areas that are underserved and lacking resources to hold grief support groups. Contact us if you'd like to see SOS, or other grief, groups in your town.




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