Grief Support & Suicide Prevention
As you grieve a loss or experience depression, seek guidance from Owensboro Health’s chaplains and pastoral care specialists. Through counseling, support groups and community resources, we’ll help you get encouragement and reassurance.
Support For Grieving Parents
If you’re a parent who’s lost a child of any age, join the Compassionate Friends Support Group. Members meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Healthpark chapel conference room. Call Caroline Elder at 270-771-4728 for details.
Grief Mailing Series
If you experience a loss at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, the Pastoral Care department will follow up with you by sending you Hope Through Healing. This series of special mailings delivered to your home will help you understand the stages of grief you’ll experience.
Community Bereavement Resources
Contact any of the following organizations for information about their grief programs and support groups:
- Diocese of Owensboro/Pastoral Center, 270-683-1545
- Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro, 270-683-1505, (free bereavement counseling Betty Medley)
- Hospice of Western Kentucky, 270-926-7565, (free bereavement counseling)
- St. Anthony's Hospice, Henderson, 270-826-2326
- Wesleyan Heights United Methodist Church, Owensboro, 270-684-5573
- GriefShare, visit the GriefShare website to find a support group near you
Support For Suicide Survivors
After a loved one’s suicide, find support and understanding through:
To learn more about how to cope, read:
- Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One by Ann Smolin and John Guinan
- No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One by Carla Fine
- After Suicide by John H. Hewitt