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 campus.

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

July 9, Wednesday
6:30-8:00 P.M.

August 13, Wednesday
6:30-8:00 P.M.

September 10, Wednesday
6:30-8:00 P.M.

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

November 12, Wednesday
6:30-8:00 P.M.

December 10, 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.

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.

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

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

October 7, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

October 21, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

November 4, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

November 18, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

December 2, Tuesday
2:30-4:00 P.M.

December 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 and for room locations.

Daytime Group

Wednesdays, October 8 through November 19
(No meeting on November 12)
10:00-11:30 A.M.

Evening Group

Tuesdays, September 16 through October 21
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, September 17 through November 5
6:00-8:00 P.M.


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.

Wednesdays, October 1 through November 19
6:00-8:00 P.M.


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 or the Parent Support program, please contact them at info@psofpugetsound.org. You can also look at their website, www.psofpugetsound.org.

Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Swedish Edmonds  Third Floor Conference Room 


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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