Survivors of Murder-Suicide Loss Share How You Can Help Support
Check out the terrific new post on Brittany Noble McCarthy's blog,
"Survivors of Murder-Suicide Loss Share How You Can Help Support," at
Brittany Noble McCarthy is a writer and advocate for two largely misunderstood areas: the life of military
families and survivors of murder-suicide loss. In addition to pieces published with the Tragedy Assistance
Program for Survivors (TAPS) and The Kentucky Derby Museum. Brittany is the co-founder of a
murder-suicide loss support group, along with fellow survivor My Grief Connection founder Sara J. Cobb,
and has connected with survivors across the country. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Communication,
and is a certified Peer Mentor with TAPS. Brittany has participated in numerous grief and suicide
workshops with TAPS and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She has also connected
with leading researchers in the field of suicidology and community violence.
This new post was co-written by several murder-suicide loss survivors, including Brittany & Sara,
with the intent of helping educate those in survivors’ support systems. In it, they share what would
have been most helpful – and what was not helpful – after their initial loss. They have joined in a
single voice that they hope reflects anyone who has experienced the tragic loss of a loved one to
murder-suicide or any sensationalized, traumatic loss. They cannot and do not speak for all survivors,
but if you are a survivor of murder-suicide loss, they hope you know you are not alone.
If you are a survivor of murder-suicide loss and are interested in connecting with other survivors for
support and/or direction to resources, please reach out to either Brittany or Sara via email for
information about their Survivors of Murder-Suicide Loss Virtual Support Group. This private support
group meets twice monthly via Zoom to share our stories, encourage and support one another.
Understanding Your Grief: Men's Support Group
Hosted by Eric's House this virtual men's support group will meet on Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM EST, from
June 1st through July 27th (6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, no meeting 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, & 7/27.) Members will
empower one another to find the courage to face the most broken and lost places within themselves, and strive to discover acceptance. Email Greg Eckerman at email@example.com to determine if this is the right group for you.
Cost for this Men’s Group will be $45, reading materials and a journal.
For more information visit: https://www.ericshouse.org/event/men-growing-through-our-grief/2021-06-01/?fbclid=IwAR34wWl0Eq1GGCEmQC5SreHeGnSEQXntCc6AyKqWEMchYF_ZSB7ca0ouyQU
Sibling Support Group Hosted By Eric's House
Teens 13-18 years old who have lost a sibling are invited to join EricsHouse.org
along with facilitator Vanessa Baker, of vanessabakermindset.com,
for weekly support conversations on Mondays, from 7-8pm MST
via Zoom between March 1 - 29, 2021.
Vanessa is the author of "Mean to Real Clean", has been featured in the
media, and is a leading coach for growth.com. She is passionate about
working with teenagers, and she is also a suicide survivor.
There is not cost to join. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/supportsibs
GriefShare at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene - Begins 17 Jan 2021
601 16th Ave South, Nampa, Idaho 83651
Have you recently lost a loved one? GriefShare classes will begin on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Classes will be meeting during the Sunday School hour (10:00-11:15 AM) upstairs in the sanctuary in room S255.
This is a 13 week video/discussion series with a workbook led by Don Ludwig and Marsha Rogers.
Please pre-register by contacting the Nampa First Church office at 208-466-3549 or
Marsha Rogers at 208-989-1098, or online at www.griefshare.com
Group Facilitators: Don Ludwig and Marsha Rogers, (208) 989-1098
Treasure Wellness Counseling and Training Center Grief & Loss Support Group
In this group you can share with others who are struggling. You will be supported in activities
which help you reflect on your grief. You will have the opportunity to learn techniques to help cope
with the feelings which accompany the loss. You will be encouraged to discuss feelings and learn effective
ways to express your loss. This is an open group with walk-ins welcome. If it is a holiday,
please call 208-515-7661 to confirm that the group is being held that day. They do not charge a fee
to participate in this group. Donations are accepted and appreciated, however are NOT required.
The Meridian group meets in the conference room at the Meridian, Idaho location of Treasure Wellness Counseling and Training Center on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. When entering the main doors to the building, go
straight through the door in the back right of the lobby area, down the hallway and the room is through
the last door on the left of the hallway.
2176 E. Franklin Rd. Suite 100, Meridian, Idaho 83642
Faith & Grief Online Support Gatherings For September & October 2020
During this time of Covid-19 recommendations, Faith & Grief is offering support gatherings on various days of the month at Noon CST. For the safety of their participants, they and their host sites will not be hosting in-person support gatherings for the time being,please check for updates on future in-person support gatherings.
Here are the dates for the upcoming online grief support gatherings:
Thursday, September 17th
Friday, September 24th
Tuesday, October 6th
Thursday, October 15th
You can also join their Facebook group for updates, daily prayers & resources.
Please register and you will receive an email confirmation with the meeting access link & dial-in instructions.
Walking Through Grief: Tools for Finding Hope Along the Grief Journey
10 Week Grief Support Group
Held virtually viz ZOOM so anyone anywhere in the country can join in.
If you or anyone you love is grieving the death of a loved one, save the dates
for the next Walking Through Grief Support Group.
Hosted by Willioughy United Methodist Church, on
Thursdays, Sept. 17th - Nov. 19th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm (EST).
The goal of “Walking Through Grief” is to be the “arms of Jesus” to people who are grieving the death of a
loved one & give them much needed tools, support, encouragement & hope in their grief journeys.
Over 200 people have gone through this program since it was started in 2014. This class is open to anyone
who is grieving the loss of a loved one. If you know of someone who might need this type of important
grief support, please pass this info along.
All materials are provided FREE of charge & there is NO COST to attend.
Please register or request more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Group facilitator, Cathy Schneithorst, will confirm your registration or contact
you to answer any questions.
FREE Online Interactive Adult Grief Support Group
Hosted By: From Grief To Growth
Thursdays, 4 -5 pm (PST)
May 7 - 28, 2020
Just sign-up at the link under "Resources" at www.fromgrieftogrowth.com
GriefShare Support Groups Are Now Meeting Online!
You don’t have to go through your grief and/or this pandemic alone.
You can get grief support from the safety of your own home with an online GriefShare group.
- Access videos – Hear expert guidance from counselors and pastors. Listen to personal stories and get helpful advice from people who have experienced the death of someone close.
- Read the participant guide online for free – Use the online participant guide to access articles, Bible studies, and other resources that will help you through this difficult time.
- Connect with others – Talk with other people who understand what you’re going through as you provide each other with essential support.
Find an online GriefShare group near you at griefshare.org and visit the "Support Groups"
tab at www.mygriefconnection.org to find more information about online grief support groups.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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