Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support

At all campuses Swedish Spiritual Care is available. Also see Community Resources.

Healing after a loss is often a long and difficult journey. Swedish/Edmonds offers groups and events that support people experiencing the grief that follows the death of a loved one. All parts of the program are offered as a service to the community and are free of charge.

It takes courage to address one's grief, which is why our bereavement support groups are led by experienced professionals who will provide guidance as you process your grief. Grief may not go away but it can soften and give way to opportunity in your life. Healing, if not a cure, may come from grieving. Come heal with us.

Unless otherwise noted, all groups and events are held at Swedish/Edmonds.

Map and Directions to Swedish/Edmonds

If you have any questions about the program, or would like to register for a group, please contact the Bereavement Coordinator, Kathy Albin, at 425-640-4404, or kathy.albin@swedish.org.

The Early Days of Grief

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert it only irritates. – Samuel Johnson


This monthly drop-in group is for those who are in the first year of their mourning after the death of a loved one. It will provide an overview of grief responses and coping ideas.

Swedish/Edmonds, Auditorium C, Fourth Floor

January 8, Wednesday
6:30-8:00 P.M.

February 12, Wednesday 
6:30-8:00

March 12, Wednesday 
6:30-8:00 P.M.

April 9, Wednesday 
6:30-8:00 P.M.

May 14, Wednesday 
6:30-8:00 P.M.

June 11, Wednesday 
6:30-8:00 P.M.
 

Ongoing Grief Support Group

Offered two times each month, this group does NOT require registration. You may attend once, or as often as you wish, for as long as two years.

Swedish/Edmonds, Auditorium C, Fourth Floor

April 15, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

Please note: Due to construction at the hospital, and potentially limited parking, starting in May, the Ongoing Grief Support Group will be meeting at the Center for Healthy Living, 4100 Alderwood Mall Blvd., Suite 1 (next to the AAA office), Lynnwood, WA  98036.

May 6, Tuesday 
2:30-4:00 P.M.

May 20, Tuesday 
2:30-4:00 P.M.

June 3, Tuesday 
2:30-4:00 P.M.

June 17, Tuesday 
2:30-4:00 P.M.

July 1, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

July 15, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

August 5, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

August 19, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

September 6, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

September 16, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.
 

“Journey of Grief” Support Group

This six-week support group provides a safe, confidential time and place for people to learn about grief and loss after the death of a loved one. Please call 425-640-4404 to register.

Daytime Group

Winter Group:
Swedish/Edmonds, Fourth Floor Conference Room
Mondays, February 3 through March 17
(group does not meet on February 17)
10:00-11:30 A.M.

Spring Group:
Swedish/Edmonds, Auditorim A
Wednesdays, April 9 through May 14
10:00-11:30 A.M.

Evening Groups

Winter Group
Swedish/Edmonds Auditorium C
Tuesdays, January 21 through February 25
6:30-8:00 P.M.

Spring Group
Swedish/Edmonds Auditorium A
Thursdays, April 10 through May 15
6:30-8:00 P.M.


Survivor of Suicide Support Group

This eight-week group is for family members and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. Registration and an intake interview is required for interested participants.
To register, and find out more information, please call the Bereavement Coordinator at 425-640-4404.

Wednesdays, April 16 through June 4
6:00-8:00 P.M. (May 28 group will meet from 7-9 p.m.)
Swedish/Edmonds Third Floor Conference Room


Traumatic Loss Support Group

This eight-week group is for those who have experienced a loss that is sudden and traumatic (e.g. car accident, drowning). Registration and an intake interview is required for interested participants.
To register, and find out more information, please call the Bereavement Coordinator at 425-640-4404.

Tuesdays, February 11 through April 1
6:00-8:00 P.M.
Swedish/Edmonds Auditorium A


P.S./Parent Support

P.S./Parent Support is a drop-in support group for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. If you have any questions about the group, please contact P.S. via email at info@psofpugetsound.org or call 425-686-9451. Refer to the P.S. website for changes or cancellations.

Swedish/Edmonds  Third Floor Conference Room (except where noted)

December 18, Wednesday
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Jan 15, Wednesday
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Feb 19, Wednesday
7:00-9:00 p.m.

March 19, Wednesday
7:00-9:00 p.m.

April 16, Wednesday
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Auditorium A

May 21, Wednesday
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Auditorium A

June 18, Wednesday
7:00-9:00 p.m.


Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrow is good…

--Dorothy Thompson


Newsletter Mailing List

Every effort is made to keep our mailing list current. Please let us know if any corrections to your name or mailing address need to be made. If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, please call 425-640-4404.

Bereavement Coordinator
Kathleen Albin, MA, LMHC, FT
425-640-4404

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