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Healing Hearts and Restoring Hope

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


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.


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.


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.

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