Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, is honored to host ComPASS, a new support group.  ComPASS stands for “Communicating the Pain as Suicide Survivors.” ComPASS provides a safe place of support, understanding, and education during the journey of loss following the suicide death of a loved one.


This group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at Peninsula Outpatient Clinic in Knoxville, located at 1451 Dowell Springs Boulevard (lower level entrance).


This support group is an ongoing group for those who have lost a family member, friend or co-worker to suicide. It is not appropriate for someone who has survived a suicide attempt. The objectives of this support group are:

  • To provide a safe environment for survivors to share feelings & experiences.
  • To educate survivors in healthy coping & healing strategies.
  • To provide opportunities to learn from struggles & victories of other survivors.
  • To affirm & “normalize” suicide bereavement.


The support group is being facilitated by Cynthia W. Lynn, RN, PhD, GC-C. Any questions about the group can be directed to Dr. Lynn at 865.680.3256 or