DELPHOS — “Some people say time will heal the pain. It doesn’t really heal; you just learn to live with it.”

Susan McGue had this to say about dealing with the pain of losing a loved one to suicide. McGue will be a co-facilitator with Diane Tegenkamp at an upcoming suicide survivor support workshop. The event is sponsored by Prevention Awareness and Support Services or PASS.

Both facilitators lost a son to suicide and are seeking to share their experiences with others similarly affected. Individuals who have not personally experienced the suicide of a loved one are welcome but not encouraged.

“It’s not designed for them,” McGue explained. “Our group is for those bereaved by suicide. It’s where everyone who has had the same experience can share that experience. We’re giving them a place to listen, share and heal.”

Suicide is a three syllable word that leaves a heavy hand-print on the lives of those affected by it. According to the National Institute of Mental Health there are over twice as many suicides in the United States as there are homicides. This places suicide as the 10th leading cause of death in the country.

The first session takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on March 20, in the Delphos Library First Edition Building.

For more information and pre-registration contact Chris Estes at (419)549-8530 or