Because Kids Grieve 9th Annual Fall Bereavement Conference
Because Kids Grieve is presenting their 9th Annual Fall Bereavement Conference on Thursday,
September 21, 2023 in the Treasure Valley area (Boise, Idaho) and Friday, September 22, 2023
in Twin Falls, Idaho. Their mission with this community education event is to provide attendees
with the opportunity to understand how grief in children differs from adult grief, and to
build skills for meeting the needs of bereaved children and youth.
They offer CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors and Morticians, but anyone in the community is invited.
Learn more or register at: https://becausekidsgrieve.org/2022-fall-bereavement-conference/
Healing Together Through the Holidays Summit
December 2nd through the 8th, 2023
Samantha Ruth will be hosting her first annual Healing Together Through the Holidays Summit. It will be held during National Grief Awareness Week, right in between Thanksgiving and Christmas - when people are struggling the most! Save the dates December 2nd through the 8th, 2023! Healing Together Through the Holidays will be bringing you speakers, resources, connections, and tools to help you get through the holiday season. The event
will be BOTH LIVE AND VIRTUAL! You can attend LIVE in Fort Collins, Colorado, or you can watch virtually from
the comfort of your home. Or a little bit of both. Griefhab is all about healing YOUR way! In addition to Samantha, a few of the keynote speakers will include Kate Butler, TV Host and #1 International Best Selling & Award-Winning Author, Doug Cornfield & Dave Clark of Pulling Each Other Along and Disability, Dream, and Do (D3Day) Sports Camps and Patty Aubrey, President of The Canfield Training Group - plus so many more, including a surprise special guest! Please share this event with any and everyone. No one should struggle alone. As a community, we can
bring light to the importance of grief awareness and support. You can hear more about the event and all the different ways you can get involved on the latest episode of The Be Ruthless Show today on the@samantharuth YouTube channel! Those who are grieving are an invisible population, and it’s time the world sees us!
You don’t have to decide now. Just pre-register to reserve your spot at www.tinyurl.com/HealingTogetherHolidays
National Grief Awareness Day 2023
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Wednesday, August 30th, is National Grief Awareness Day, a great opportunity and reminder to talk about and normalize the grief experience. This day is NOT a HOLIDAY. This day is not a day to remind us to grieve. Help
make this Day a Legal Day of Education and Awareness by signing the petition. You can go to Change.org and
type in National Grief Awareness Day. Maybe take a moment to reach out to someone you know who is grieving
a loss and let them know you care and that they are not alone, offer support, and just listen. If you are grieving,
I encourage you to take some time today to acknowledge your grief and all you have lost. You might also
evaluate any gains from your grief process if that feels helpful. If you feel up to it, consider sharing some
of your grief story with a safe person who can listen with empathy or with someone who may benefit from
your wisdom, experience, strength, and hope. Don't forget to offer yourself some extra compassion and
grace for what you are going through. It's hard. Grieving is not easy, but it is easier when we are not alone.
If you feel alone, please reach out for support in any way you can.
Join the FREE live event for anyone facing loss featuring Angie Cartwright, the founder of the
National Grief Awareness Day initiative, at https://www.facebook.com/events/813087096848100
at 8:00 PM EST on August 30, 2023.
"We don't grieve just the moment our loved one died. We grieve the past, the future, and the now.
Our loved ones are more than one moment in time."
Supporting Youth Grieving Homicide Deaths FREE Webinar
Please join Highmark Caring Place on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from
2:00-3:30 PM (Live ET) for their next webinar in the Grief Talks Educational
Webinar Series, “Supporting Youth Grieving Homicide Deaths.” They are excited
to highlight the expertise of Samantha Anthony, Senior Clinician from
the Uplift Center for Grieving Children this month!
To register, visit: https://bit.ly/grieftalkshomicide
Pet Loss Support Group
Grief Guide Consulting Office in Old Town San Diego, California
Wednesday Evenings From 6:30 - 8:00 PM PST, Six Weeks, Beginning September 20, 2023
Wendy Kessler, Grief Specialist of Grief Guide Consulting, and Chetta Levell, Pet Therapy Coordinator,
are launching a 6-Week Pet Loss Support Group that will begin meeting in person at Wendy's office
in Old Town San Diego, California, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 PM PST, beginning
September 20, 2023. This group is limited to 8 participants and pre-registration is required. The cost
is $50 per session, $300 if paid in advance. For many people, pets are a family member as well as
the loved one we go to for comfort, and so their death can be devastating. Furthermore, grieving
the loss of a beloved pet can be complicated by a lack of support because pet loss isn’t always
acknowledged or validated by our network of family and friends. If you are grieving the death
of your pet and longing for more support from people who understand, this group may be the
space you need to process your grief. If you are interested in attending, click on the link in the
bio at @griefguideconsulting to schedule a phone call with Wendy for more info.
(MGC is NOT an affiliate and does not receive compensation for referrals.)
Coaching Suicide Awareness 3rd Annual eSummit
Sunday, September 10, 2023 4:00 - 7:00 PM EST
Monday, September 11, 2023 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
No cost, this event is FREE
Coaching Suicide Awareness is hosting their 3nd Annual Virtual eSummit.
The emphasis this year is on helping those affected by suicide and learning practical
skills and strategies for responding to people in crisis.
Go to the website to see the speaker's topics and schedule, and to register for the eSummit:
Register at: http://coachingsuicideawareness.com/esummit-2023/
Coaches can receive up to 8 ICF approved Continuing Coach Education credits (one for
each session attended live). Feel free to share this email with other professionals
who might be interested in growing in suicide awareness.
Exploring Spirituality in Grief FREE Community Event
Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM MST
True North Yoga - 1512 N. 10th Street, Boise, Idaho
You are invited to join Good Grief Boise for a workshop Exploring Spirituality in Grief FREE community event
on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, at True North Yoga, near Hyde Park. Learn how to connect deeper to the spiritual realm and give yourself permission to lean into your own intuition, and explore various healing modalities that can be helpful following the loss of someone you love. These modalities will include a group reiki meditation session, tarot & oracle cards, intuitive impressions, and a discussion on how to utilize
these techniques in your daily life. Good Grief group facilitators Amanda and Angelina have created this
special community offering from their own life experiences in grief and loss after losing a dear friend. They
both are certified Psychic & Mediumship Development practitioners and Holy Fire Reiki Masters certified.
Amanda and Angelina are heart centered teachers who hope to offer a space for those experiencing grief of
any kind an oasis of hope and healing. All grievers are welcome to join them, and is event is FREE to
celebrate True North Yoga winning Best of Boise 2023!
Find peace of mind and good health through yoga and meditation at True North Yoga.
To learn more, visit www.truenorthyoga.co/workshops/
SPAN of Benewah County/North Idaho 4th Annual "Be The Light" Suicide Prevention Walk
Saturday, September 16, 2023
On-site registration and check-in opens at 8:30 AM MST.
The guest speaker will start around 10:00 AM MST with the walk starting shortly after.
SPAN of North Idaho is holding its 4th annual in-person suicide prevention "Be The Light" walk on Saturday, September 16, 2023! Walk, run, or jog, through downtown St. Maries, Idaho, in remembrance of those lost
to the completion of suicide. The "Be The Light" walk begins at the Cormana Building where the Soccer Field
will mark the start/finish line of the 3K walk. Walkers will walk around the baseball fields, up 15th Avenue,
along College Ave. The turnaround point will be at the Loggers Memorial where the walk will turn
around and come down through town on Main Street, returning back at the Cormana Building.
The "Be The Light" trail will clearly be marked so you won't get lost!
Registrations that include the purchase of a 2023 Be The Light t-shirt or sweatshirt must be processed by
August 31, 2023 but if you register after August 31st and you realize you really need a 2023 Be The Light
t-shirt or sweatshirt, you can still order online and there will be order forms available the day of the event!
They just won't be ready for pickup until AFTER the walk. Online Registration closes on Friday, September 15th
at 5:00 PM MST. Suicide survivor resource information and crisis intervention information will be available.
All proceeds benefit Benewah County Suicide Prevention Action Network, Idaho to further suicide prevention
efforts and provide community resources, education, training, and suicide loss support within the community.
Register to walk at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-be-the-light-suicide-awareness-prevention-walk-tickets-617412235617?fbclid=IwAR2cRv-qIxPFEcdYk8O0c3ve0c0QDte3FXuxL5I83ecmG0_117KXza1Tp8E
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting
December 10, 2023 at 7:00 PM Local Time
On the second Sunday in December, the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting brings together
family and friends from all around the world to light candles for an hour to remember the sons, daughters,
siblings, sisters, and grandchildren who left this world too soon. On December 10, 2023 at 7:00 PM local time, thousands of people will light candles in remembrance of all the children who passed away too soon. The annual Worldwide Candle Lighting (WCL), a gift from The Compassionate Friends to the mourning community, is now regarded as the largest mass candle lighting on the planet. As it travels from time zone to time zone, it produces
a virtual 24-hour wave of light. TCF's WCL began in the United States in 1997 as a modest internet observance
and has since grown in popularity as word of the memorialization traveled throughout the world. Families
come together in quiet commemoration of children who have died and will never be forgotten as thousands of informal candle lightings take place in homes as well as hundreds of formal candle lighting ceremonies.
Learn more at: https://www.compassionatefriends.org/wcl/
Boise Hive Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.) Group
Starting on August 15, 2023, from 6:15 - 8:00 PM MST
The Boise Hive at 3907 W Custer Drive, Boise, Idaho 83705
The Boise Hive is excited to launch its Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.) group. This group will focus on helping
those who have lost a loved one to suicide find support, closure, and peace. If you have lost someone
to suicide, join them on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting on August 15, 2023, from
6:15 - 8:00 PM MST to see what it's all about at.
For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.boisehive.org
Grieve Well: Understanding Grief Webinar
Join the interactive “Grieve Well: Understanding Grief" webinar for FREE on Monday, September 25 OR
on Monday, October 23, 2023, at 7:00 PM EST. Did you know that there are healthy ways to grieve?
The first step is to understand this painful but important part of life. During this presentation from GrieveWell you will learn about grief and the effects it has on one’s physical and emotional health.
You will receive information and resources to help you move through your grief journey in a way that
leads toward healing. This presentation is for those who are mourning the death of a loved one,
those supporting someone who is grieving, or for those who want more information about grief.
Register for Grieve Well webinars at www.GrieveWell.com/calendar
8th Annual Semicolon Tattoo Fundraiser Event
Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 12:00 – 9:00 PM MDT
At Resurrected Tattoo, 610 N Orchard St, Boise, ID 83706
You are invited to join the Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline at Resurrected Tattoo for their
8th Annual Semicolon Tattoo Event, on Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 12:00 – 9:00 PM MDT.
The Semicolon symbolizes "The Decision to Continue our Story." Get a "';" tattoo for only $50 to support
a great cause, raise awareness, and meet some great people in the process! Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline
is the only statewide 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline in Idaho.
ICSH is a resource for anyone in Idaho experiencing a suicidal or other type of crisis. They accept calls, texts,
or chat communications without regard to age, disability, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation,
or national origin. Please share this post with your friends and family and invite everyone to participate. If you
or a loved one need to talk, call ICSH now. You don't have to be suicidal to call. Someone is always here for
you on the other end of the line.
Call or text 988, or visit www.idahocrisis.org to chat online.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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