Smile Through the Storms is a support group for the survivors of suicide, ones who have lost a loved one to suicide. We come together to introduce our angels, share, comfort, grieve, and even smile.
WE ARE THE ONES LEFT BEHIND … We are left wondering why, dealing with the shock, disbelief, anger, numbness, the void that simply never ceases. In this group, we all know and understand those thoughts and feelings, are survivors from diverse cultures and faith traditions, bound together by similar loss.
My name is Deb Maxwell. I founded/started this support group after I lost my son, David "Bubbie" Shugart to suicide March 5, 2014. There was no other group designated for the families, loved ones, the survivors to be able to come together to express their thoughts and feelings. To know that they/we are not alone. Grief is a long hard journey; suicide grief is hell! To have someone listen and understand provides just a bit of comfort. No, you are not alone.