Healing Hearts and Restoring Hope

AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FOR ALL WHO

HEARTBEAT is a non-profit organization created by LaRita Archibald following the loss of her son to suicide in 1980.  We are a peer support group offering empathy, encouragement, and direction following the suicide of a loved one.

"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear."

~CS Lewis

OUR MISSION

To offer empathy, comfort, relief from

isolation, and to role model healthy

adjustment to the loss in a safe,

judgment-free environment to anyone

touched by suicide.

OUR PURPOSE

To resolve the grief for the cause of

the death in order to achieve healthy

reconciliation with the loss, to restore

hope, joy and wholeness within the lives

of suicide bereaved.

WHY IT WORKS

All participants are survivors, normalizes suicide grief, validates suicide loss,

defines grief work after suicide,

role models resolution, assures 

suicide is survivable.

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.

 
SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Our Survivor Support Group meetings take place the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of every month.  All are welcome.  There is never a fee.

1st Tuesday, 7pm - 9pm

East Methodist Church

1505 East Monument Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

2nd Tuesday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Discovery Hall on Peterson AFB
Stewart Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80914

CONTACT INFO

LaRita Archibald
719-596-2575
archlj@msn.com

 

Betty Van Thournout
719-229-9657
van_thournout@msn.com

 

Kevin Van Thournout
719-360-5811
van_thournout@msn.com

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