Sibling Loss Grief Support Group
Wednesdays, March 1st - April 15th, 2023, via Zoom from 6:30 - 7:30 PM CST
For children/teens, ages 7 - 18, who are missing their beloved sibling, Brighter Days Family Grief Center offers
this beautiful 6-week virtual support group opportunity created especially for them. The group will meet on Wednesdays, March 1st - April 15th, via Zoom from 6:30 - 7:30 PM CST. Join a safe space to meet others who understand while participating in meaningful discussion and activities that allow for healing and HOPE.
This is open to Minnesota youth first but they are happy to take names for their waitlist in case there
is space available for those outside of Minnesota.
For questions/registration, contact email@example.com or visit www.brighterdaysgriefcenter.org/
The Compassionate Friends, Great Boise Area Chapter
The Compassionate Friends is an emotional support group for those suffering from child loss. Parents, grandparents and siblings (age 12 and above) are all welcome. They are a self-help group and all of
their leaders are bereaved parents. They are a non-profit, non-denominational support group with
no religious affiliation. The group meets inside the Meridian Senior Center at Julius M. Kleiner Park
in Meridian, Idaho at The Village, every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM MST.
Next Meeting: May 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM MDT. Check out the Live Series of YouTube videos with Co-Chapter Leaders, Kristina & Steffanie. They recently started a blogcast called Sunflowers & Red Feathers as well.
Watch the YouTube videos or read the blog here.
They are active on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TCFSouthernIdaho
and on their Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/634712763985467
Chapter Leader: Kristina Cunningham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group - Boise, Idaho
2nd Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM MDT
717 N. 11th Street, Boise, Idaho 83702
The group meets continuously throughout the year at First United Methodist Church
(Cathedral of the Rockies), in the Bishop's Lounge at 717 N. 11th Street, Boise, Idaho 83702.
Meetings are held in person on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM MST.
Next meeting is on May 12, 2022.
Group Facilitators: Kirby or Susan Orme, (208) 342-2139, email@example.com
November is Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month
Please take some time to reach out to someone you know who has lost a sibling(s), acknowledge the loss
and show them that you care. The loss of a sibling often causes deep pain and heartache that nobody
can imagine who has not gone through it themselves. Sibling grief is often misunderstood and
marginalized and siblings are sometimes called 'the forgotten mourners."
The focus of the loss is usually on the parents, child, or spouse of the deceased, and rightly so, but the
siblings may feel like their grief is overshadowed by the grief of other family members. Siblings suffer tremendously when they lose one another, especially so if the death is sudden or out of order. Often times
surviving siblings feel survivor's guilt, abandonment, loss of innocence, family dysfunction, somatic
symptoms, fear and anxiety when their brother or sister dies. Sibling relationships often hold deeply
complex, rich attachments, so when one dies the other is often left feeling untethered and like they have
had a limb amputated. Their memory keeper and life witness has suddenly disappeared forever.
Often our siblings hold truer knowledge of us than anyone else, perhaps even ourselves. With the
death of a sibling the shared history they had, and hoped for future they wanted to have with them is
lost and that creates a great deal of uncertainty, insecurity and anxiety, and that usually goes
unacknowledged and misunderstood by others.
There is a saying that rings true that, "When a parent dies, you lose the past.
When a child dies, you lose the future. When a sibling dies, you lose the past and the future."
This November make an effort to connect with someone you know who has lost a sibling…even if it was years ago. Let them know you’re thinking about them and how sorry you are for the pain of their loss.
It was such an honor and joy for our founder, Sara Cobb, to be a recent guest on the
"The Resilience of Grieving Podcast" with host Melo Garcia of After Chloe
Melo and Sara had a heartfelt conversation about grief, faith, family, and love. Sara shared about the
traumatic losses of her two older brothers and how her grief drove her to launch My Grief Connection and
the only known support group specifically for murder-suicide loss survivors in the US.
The episode is now live and available to listen to on Apple Podcasts and Spotify,
in time for the end of Suicide Prevention & Awareness month.
They spoke about some sensitive topics include the death of a child, murder-suicide loss,
and trauma, so please use your discretion about whether or not to listen.
Follow After Chloe on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AfterChloe
Visit the After Chloe website at: https://afterchloe.com/
Remembering You: Sharing Our Sibling Stories,
Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM CST
Hosted by Team Mercy this is a time created for siblings to gather, remember, celebrate, and
discuss life after sibling loss in a safe, understanding space.
For siblings ages 7 and older. Participants will be placed in age appropriate groups for discussion and community. Once Registered, a Zoom Link will be sent to the registrant's email address.
Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/remembering-you-sharing-our-sibling-stories-tickets-150836103847
For more information about Team Mercy, visit: https://teammercy.org/
Speaking of Grief Facebook Live Series: Part 2 of 4
My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb, will be LIVE on the Speaking of Grief:
Grief Support Facebook page on May 18th at 8:00PM EST, with Nancy Green,
for Part 2 of a 4 part series exploring childhood trauma, sibling loss and murder-suicide.
Due to mature subject matter, viewer discretion is advised. If you miss it,
don't worry you can watch all parts of the series in the replay on the Facebook page.
Join us on Facebook at: facebook.com/speakingofgrief
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
Jonathan's Giving Tree - Life After Loss of a Child Support Group
Thursday's at 7:00 PM PST via Zoom.
This group provides a safe space and supportive environment to further explore the stages of grief and is open to anyone that has loss a child or a adult sibling and grandparents. It provides an opportunity to meet other grieving parents and share experiences and coping strategies.
Zoom Meeting ID: 811 5824 0458
For more information, contact Marcia Arreola at 949-342-6547.
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Check out this great TV news story that aired today on the WREG in Memphis, TN
about the "Hope in the Holidays" webinar My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb
was blessed to participate in last weekend.
This great event was wonderfully hosted by Maya J. McNeary of The Grief Plus Hope Journey.
I feel so grateful and honored to have been included in this hope-filled outreach to those who
are grieving during the holidays, along with the other amazing sibling loss survivors who are
also sharing their stories to help other grievers find hope, including Andrea A. Moore of
From Grief to Grind & La'Keshia Allen from A Sibling to Love.
Watch the video and read the article here: https://tinyurl.com/helpdealingwithgrief
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