Hospice of Frederick County is offering a support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide.
Death from one’s own hand leaves in its wake an overwhelming amount of unanswered questions and often guilt and anger. It represents a disenfranchised grief in our society, often with unwarranted judgment attached. Having a safe place to share that grief can be invaluable in the healing process.
Previous group members found this group to be a safe place, as well as an environment free of judgment—a place where they could be open and honest with all their feelings.
- Meets Thursdays, September 11, 2014 – October 30, 2014
- 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
- Hospice of Frederick County Office, 516 Trail Avenue
- Please call 240-566-3030 to register by September 5.
Thoughts from those who attended the last Suicide Survivor Support Group:
“I thought I was dealing with my grief. Attending this group not only showed me I wasn’t dealing, it showed me how to begin the healing process.”
“Just being around others who understood my thoughts and pain allowed me to open up and accept the situation for what it was.”
“I have felt stuck in my grief—I’m thankful to be moving forward.”
“Both learning and sharing were very helpful. Hearing others share similar stories was helpful also.”
“Our time together gave me ways to look at things that I hadn’t thought of.”
“The group was an opportunity for me to be in a safe and caring environment with others who understand.”