"For Suicide Loss Survivors"
If you or someone you love is in a crisis situation and need immediate help, please
contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Who We Are
Our MISSION is to ensure no one has to experience suicide loss alone. Our group offers a listening ear. We labor to support survivors of loss helping them navigate their grief by providing community resources, support groups, and fostering community awareness.
Our VISION is for an empathetic community providing loving support, fostering healing, and hope for survivors of loved ones who have taken their own life.
"Hear me, O God, when I cry: listen to my prayer. You are the One I will call when pushed to the edge, when my heart is faint. Shoulder me to the rock above me."
Resources We Can Offer...
To learn more about these resources or if you have a special need, please Contact Us.
Our support groups offer support, comfort and encouragement after the loss of a loved one to suicide. We are not trained therapists and our groups are not therapy sessions. We offer a safe environment where we share our frustrations, provide the ability to ask questions, and help one another cope. We walk with you so you don’t have to be alone as you navigate your journey of loss back to a life filled with purpose.
Professional Counseling Referrals
The following organizations and therapists
have training in both grief and trauma.
Henderson Office, 230 Second Street, Suite 406
The Alliance of Hope offers specialized support for those who have been impacted by suicide loss.
Lighthouse Counseling Services - lcsinc.org
Henderson office @ 203 N Elm Street Henderson, KY 42420(270) 826-8761Jane Brown, LCSWJanet Messer, LPCC-S, MACBonnie Thomas, LPCA, TCADC
Madisonville office @ 1830 Lantaff Boulevard Madisonville, KY 42431(270) 821-8884Jessica Thomas, LPCC-S
Owensboro office @ 920 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301(270) 689-0073Sonja Cook, LPCCRhiannon Gray, LPCA, TCADCBarbie Matthews, LCSWStephanie Montgomery, LPCC-SJenni Owen, LCSWBree Simone, LPCC-S, RTC
Biohazard Scene Clean-up
We have partnered with Paul Davis of NWKY restoration company to help provide scene clean-up. If a loved one has lost their life to suicide, please contact us as we can assist in this process.
Grandparents, oh what joy they bring! The unending smiles of adoration, the unconditional acceptance and unlimited amusement create a cocoon of respect and love, unlike any other relationship. The seasoned lifetime of experiences provides wisdom, guidance, and direction grandchildren cherish and remember forever. So, what happens when death robs children of the most loving relationship? Even worse, what happens when the death was a choice, not a natural act of nature? Unfortunately, I am a surviving suicide victim of my dad. Meaning, I am also a parent trying to fill the lost love and the lost relationship my children should have with their grandfather. Instead of cherishing the experiences my children share with a man they would have intimately known as Grandaddy, I am left recalling memories to imagine what my children’s experiences could be. These stories are my only hope for my children to develop a heartfelt love and connection to their grandfather! Continue Reading
My Blue-eyed Boy
Joshua was 27 when he left this world by his own hands. He was the youngest of 4 and, ironically, the father of 4. At 23, Josh was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a mental disorder his dad also had. People with this disorder go through periods of extreme highs, mania, and extreme lows, depression. Josh’s depressive episodes were also stronger and longer lasting than his manic episodes. I remember on the morning after he left us, I decided to walk down to the corner Kwik-Pic and get a cup of coffee. It was mid-August. When I stepped outside the sun was shining bright and warm on my face, birds were singing, there were 2 baby rabbits playing in the grassy area by the parking lot, cars were going up and down the road. I could hear kids laughing and playing at a school bus stop. Everything was going on the same as the day before as if nothing had changed. My soul was screaming “This is not right! It’s not fair! Everything is not the same!” My child had left this world by his own hands, everything had changed. Everything for myself, his children, and his siblings; nothing would ever be the same again. Some years back I read a poem written by another parent who had lost a child. One sentence, in particular, stood out to me. It has stayed with me since. It stated, “I am constantly aware of the presence of the absence of my child.” Constantly aware at every ball game of his son, every birthday party, every graduation, every wedding, every birth of one of his grandchildren…constantly aware.
I have learned that a mother’s love truly knows no boundaries, not even in death. Until my last breath, I will be Josh’s mom. He will forever be my blue-eyed baby boy.By Anonymous
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