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."
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.
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.