Support Groups Resuming!

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Between the near constant snow of the past two weeks, a visit from my pregnant daughter (who lives 3000 miles away in Los Angeles) and a number of other unexpected events, our support groups were put on hold for a while.

However we’re back up and ready to start running again, and hope to see people there!

Note: The Suicide Survivors Grief Group will NOT meet on Tuesday evening, February 21st as I will be out of town.

OUR GROUPS

Suicide Survivors Grief Group – For those grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide.   Meets every Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Topics may include: dealing with grief, unresolved questions, coping with anger, loneliness, honoring the person who suicided, PTSD & depression, relationships with others, people who don’t understand, and feelings of guilt, among others.

Living with Psychic/Physical Pain Group – For those feeling tired & hopeless, and for whom suicide may seem like a viable option.  Intended for those who are not part of the mental health “system”.  Topics may include: coping with depression, wanting the pain to go away, sources of emotional pain, loneliness, coping mechanisms, what’s not working, triggers for suicidal thoughts, emotional numbing, and others.

Our groups have a non-religious focus and are confidential.  They are facilitated by a loss survivor who is also a social worker.

We meet at The Warrior Project’s present location, at 189 B Main Street in Lewiston ME 04240 (rear entrance).

HOW TO FIND US

From Main Street in Lewiston, turn onto Park Street and park in the first parking space on the street that’s available. The meters are free after 5:00 pm and on weekends.

You’ll see a small shop at the very beginning of Park Street (for GPS purposes, that address is 5 Park Street, Lewiston ME 04240).  The shop is being reorganized as Papa’s Thrift Shop.  The light should be on inside to help you see it, although the shop will not be open.

Facing Papa’s Thrift Shop, you’ll see an alley to its left. A silver Jeep will probably be parked in that alley, near our entrance door on that side of the building.
Please enter through that back door off the alley. (You may hear a dog barking inside; she won’t bother you, but she is loud until she settles down.)

There will be a sign posted on the door:

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about The Warrior Project, please click on the picture or link, or go to https://warrior-project.org.

The Warrior Project will eventually become a warm, welcoming drop-in center for those living with extreme emotional and/or physical pain coupled with hopelessness, and a resource for families and friends fearing for the life of, or grieving the loss of, the person they love so much.

We are accepting blogs and articles written on topics relevant to suicide, hopelessness, grief, and similar topics.  Please contact Linda at LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or warriorprojectmaine@gmail.com.

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In memory of my beloved husband John Kelly Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.

My Johnny was a true warrior, fighting demons no one else could see.  I thought he was the strongest man in the world, and perhaps he was, but tragically, the demons got the better of him.

The name of this project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.

Fair winds and following seas, Husband.

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We now have a group on Facebook to help find resources, support and ideas for getting The Warrior Project off the ground.  You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/

Follow us on Twitter!  @WarriorProjME.

Join us on MeetUp.   https://www.meetup.com/Lewiston-Grief-Support-Meetup/

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The Warrior Project is NOT an emergency program or service.

In the event of a crisis, please call 911

In the United States, other numbers to call include:
Maine Crisis Hotline:
1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
800-273-8255
Veterans Suicide Hotline:
800-273-8255
Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233

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