Grief Support Group

The Grief Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Peter White Public Library in the Dandelion Cottage Room (217 N Front Street, Marquette, MI  49855).  Please note this group is designed for adults.

STAR Children’s Bereavement Services

Camp STAR is a grief camp designed for children ages 8-17 who have experienced the unfortunate death of a parent, friend, or loved one. It is sponsored by STAR Children’s Bereavement Services and is a weekend long camp filled with traditional, fun, camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support.

All camp activities are facilitated by caring, trained professionals, and volunteers. Each camper is assigned a camp buddy, who is a specially trained mentor that provides one-on-one companionship throughout the weekend. Camp Buddies are young adults ages 18 to 25.

Resource Library

The Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance has created a resource library that has a variety of materials for community members, schools and orgnizations to borrow.  The resource library materials will be housed at the Marquette County Health Department, 184 US 41 E, Negaunee.  Please contact Sarah Derwin at or  (906) 315-2621 if you would like to make arrangements to meet in Ishpeming or Marquette for pick ups/drop offs of any materials.  The library will be open Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00.

Available titles to borrow are below. To find out more about the resource, click the title:

“How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying To Kill Me” by Susan Rose Blauner

“An Unquiet Mind:A Memoir of Moods and Madness” by Kay Redfield Jamison

“Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide” by Kay Redfield Jamison

“101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks & Other Outlaws” by Kate Bornstein

“Why People Die By Suicide” by Thomas Joiner

“Choosing To Live” by Thomas E. Ellis & Cory F. Newman

“Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide”  by Kay Redfield Jamison

“No Time To Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One” by Carla Fine

“My Son… My Son… A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss, or Suicide” by Iris Bolton

Helpful Links

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-National organization that puts on the “Out of the Darkness” walks.  Their website has useful information on resources as well as information on screening tools for universities and the workplace.

Suicide Prevention Resource CenterThe Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline-Provides free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  The Lifeline provides a specialized service to US Military Veterans.


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