Grief Support & Suicide Prevention

As you grieve a loss or experience depression, you may seek guidance and support from Owensboro Health’s chaplains.

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 270-222-2004 for details.

Bereavement 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.

Additional Bereavement Resources

Contact any of the following organizations for information about their grief programs and support groups:

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know may be at risk of suicide, call one of these hotlines:

  • 24-hour Crisis HotLine at 800-433-7291
  • Call, text, or chat the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
  • Local Owensboro-area crisis line at 270-684-9466

Internet resources

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, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1993
  • No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One by Carla Fine, New York, Doubleday, 1997
  • After Suicide by John H. Hewitt, Philadelphia-Westminster 1980