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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2023 – Support Workshop


Karen M. Giffin

Hospice of Washington County Hosts International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2023 – Support Workshop

Hagerstown, Md. September 7th, 2023—Hospice of Washington County will be presenting an International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2023 – Support Workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on November 18th, 2023 at the Washington County Health Department: Behavioral Health Division, 925 North Burhans Blvd. Hagerstown, MD 21740

Adults who have experienced a loss of a loved one due to suicide are invited to attend to find connection, understanding and hope through shared experience. Lunch will be served courtesy of a generous donation from the Maxwell “Max” Niessner Suicide Prevention Fund. All attends will need to pre-register at For more information you can call 301-791-6360, email, or visit

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Jim and Pam Niessner present Hospice of Washington County’s AVP of Mission Advancement with a check for the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day - Support Workshop on Nov. 18, 2023. The Niessner’s created this fund in memory of their son to provide education and awareness for the prevention of suicide to help other families to not endure such a loss. View the full workshop flyer HERE.

About Hospice of Washington County
A leader in community-based, mission-driven end-of-life care in the Mid-Atlantic, Hospice of Washington County provides palliative care, hospice care, and comprehensive grief and bereavement care throughout Washington County, Md. Founded in 1980 by a core group of local citizens, Hospice of Washington has been able to meet community need for serious illness and grief and bereavement care thanks to the generous support of a caring community. Its stand-alone, 12-bed inpatient hospice care center, Doey’s House, opened in 2017 to offer a home-away-from-home for hospice patients requiring 24/7 pain and symptom management for brief periods. Hospice of Washington County’s comprehensive grief and bereavement programs for children, teens, and adults are open free of charge to anyone in the community who has suffered a loss. In 2020, Hospice of Washington County launched Franklin Hospice in Chambersburg, Penn., to serve patients throughout Franklin County, Penn. Under the direction of its Board of Directors comprised of distinguished local business, healthcare, and community leaders, Hospice of Washington County works each day to fulfill its mission of “embracing individual needs with love, kindness, and compassionate care while creating meaningful end-of-life experiences for our patients and families.”


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