HEARTBEAT is peer support offering empathy, encouragement and direction following the suicide of a loved one.

H healthy coping techniques
E empathy and understanding
     reinforced by
A acceptance without judgment
     and affirmation of self-worth
R resolution of conflict and
     reinvestment in life
T truth ....responsibility for this death
     must be allowed to rest with the one
     who made the choice.
For those wishing to pursue further goals
B be a "reach out" to new survivors
E effect public prevention education
A acknowledgement of suicide as a health problem of
     considerable proportion within our community
T transforming our recovery into positive action
     that will diminish the number of these deaths.


Disclaimer:   HEARTBEAT is not a substitute for professional mental health assistance.   If you or someone you care about is suicidal, call your physician, your local mental health agency, 911 or 1-800-SUICIDE immediately.
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