A new support group in Henderson is aimed at helping people who have lost a loved one to suicide.
The group’s founder, Cindy Weaver, said it’s called Infinite Hope because people who take their own lives have lost hope.
Weaver said she’s met many survivors who haven’t sought help for the trauma and grief that followed the death of their friend or family member.
“We want to be able, through our support groups and walking alongside the survivors to know they don’t have to go through this alone, help to restore hope back into their lives again, so they can move into a life that feels purposeful and has meaning in it once again,” said Weaver.
She said after losing several close friends to suicide in the past few years, she figured out a subtle way to put the name 'Infinite Hope' up for discussion, to see if there’s a need for a local support group.
“I have a tattoo on my arm. Now if you were to see me, you’d never dream I have a tattoo. But I had one from before and I put ‘Infinite Hope’ under it last summer," said Weaver. "And people will ask me what that’s about and they’ll say, ‘Oh my gosh. That happened to so-and-so in my family and I’ve never talked about it'.”
Infinite Hope will meet at One Life Church in Henderson at 6 p.m. on April 26 to recruit volunteers to serve on the board, help with technology and fundraising, or facilitate a support group.
The first in-person support group will be in May. Information is online at InfiniteHopeKentucky.com or by calling 800-931-9431.