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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:

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
  • An Owensboro-area crisis line at 270-684-9466

Or explore resources available through the National Prevention Lifeline and Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group.

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

Contact Us

Pastoral Care is here for you 24 hours a day when you need encouragement, hope or just someone to listen.  E-mail or call 270-417-2100.

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Seek Counseling

If you need someone to talk to at any time of day or night, contact Owensboro Health Pastoral Care.

Call 270-417-2100


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