Lavender’s Story

Watch Lavender’s video here.

“My brother died from suicide and bipolar disorder. His name was Aaron,” said Lavender, age 8.

“After Aaron died, I had lots of feelings. He wasn’t there. I didn’t see him ever again. I wasn’t used to that. It felt heartbreaking.”

Lavender began attending the Grief Support Group for elementary age children from The Elizabeth Hospice, one of the free grief support services available to children and teens in our community. Group is a safe place where children share their stories and thoughts, honor and memorialize their special person and learn healthy coping skills. They are surrounded by others who also have experienced the death of a loved one.

“In Group, I met other kids who had gone through the same thing. It made me feel more positive and closer to Aaron. It’s a really wonderful place.