Free Bereavement Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Starting May 2, 2019, at Community Home Health & Hospice in Salmon Creek

VANCOUVER, Wash., April 9, 2019 – Community Home Health & Hospice is offering an eight-week, free grief support group for survivors of suicide loss at the Seasons of Hope Grief Center, 3102 NE 134th St., Vancouver, WA. The group meets Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, from May 2, 2019 – June 20, 2019. Facilitated by Rick Sievers, Assistant Bereavement Coordinator.

“Those first two months, I felt like I was having a heart attack every day,” said Jarl Peterson, survivors of suicide group participant. “I want everyone to know about this group. I want to reach as many people as possible.” He believes it is the most important thing he has done in the past year. It provided him a lifeline. This small support group focuses on the profound grieving process of suicide bereavement. The 8-week group educated him on grief and the biology of suicide. He met other families dealing with grief and learned how to navigate as a family with surviving siblings. After ‘graduating’ from the 8-week course, attendees then continue to meet monthly in an open-ended group. They can come once or as long as they need support. The support they give one another is immeasurable.

They ask that only one member of a family participate in each eight-week session. This allows that person to focus on their grief. Registration is requested, 360.703.0300 or

About Community Home Health & Hospice

Community Home Health & Hospice is an independent, community-based non-profit healthcare agency serving the healthcare needs of Washington and Oregon families since 1977. Their services include home care personal services, home health, home hospice, in-patient hospice care and bereavement services. Every day, they care for 775 patients throughout Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington and Columbia County in Oregon. Community Home Health & Hospice’s mission is to bring peace of mind to patients and their families by providing compassionate, dignified, collaborative, and patient-focused home healthcare and hospice. They have received recognition for nine years as a HomeCare Elite top agency. For more information, visit

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