My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb, was honored to be interviewed for the Faith & Grief Podcast. In the episode Sara talks about starting mygriefconnection.org, a portal for finding grief resources online and in your community, in 2019 after her own frustrating search for grief resources online. She started MGC while grieving the recent loss of her brother; both of her older brothers died over 40 years apart, one in an accident and another in a murder-suicide. Sara talks about how love and faith, and finding purpose in grief are helping on her grief journey.
*Trigger warning: death of a young child and discussion of murder-suicide loss are topics in this episode.
Listen to the episode at: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4tDjd7cqst2QWxOmatEf85
The Faith & Grief Podcast explores the intersection of faith & grief. Hosted by Shelley Craig,
program director for Faith & Grief. They hope the stories & interviews you hear provide some comfort &
hope on your grief journey. Faith & Grief Ministries is a non-profit that provides grief support
programs across the country in-person and online. Learn more at faithandgrief.org
Healing After Loss 2021 Summit
March 8th - 12th, 2021 at 8:00 AM MST.
The Healing After Loss Summit is a FREE summit for survivors of suicide
loss to connect with experts and professionals who can help them heal,
but anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The 5-Day Summit featuring 20+ Grief & Wellness Experts, is meant to
help you get next steps, find support, get tools thatwork for YOU &
begin your healing journey. The summit takes place
LIVE inside of the private Facebook Group at 8 AM MST daily.
If you are interested in joining please register to reserve your
FREE spot at https://tinyurl.com/HealingAfterLoss
Coping With Guilt When You're Grieving Webinar
March 16, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Guilt is one of the most common emotions to experience after loss, but it can be the result of good people being much too hard on themselves. Although sometimes there really is something worth feeling guilty about, guilt can also result from good people being much too hard on themselves. We can sometimes expect way too much of ourselves and beat ourselves up when we don’t fulfill those expectations. It’s important to notice this kind of thinking when it occurs, because it can stand in our way of healthy grieving. In this webinar, Dr. David Feldman
will discuss common ways we can be way too hard on ourselves after a loss, along with tips about how to be kinder to ourselves. Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar is free
and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available.
Register at https://www.taps.org/webinar/2021/grief-and-guilt
Learn more about all that T.A.P.S. offers by visiting www.taps.org and/or email Institute@taps.org
or call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Saturday, November 21, 2020
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is a special time when survivors of suicide loss can come
together to find compassion, connection, and hope through their shared experience. The day was created
in 1999 when Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the
United States Senate. Also known as Survivor Day, it was designated by the US Congress as a day on
which those affected by suicide loss intentionally join together for a time support and healing.
Survivor Day always lands on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, as the fall and winter holidays are
often a challenging and emotion time for suicide loss survivors. The American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention supports hundreds Survivor Day events all over the world.
Find out more information and locate and register for your local Survivor Day events at: https://afsp.org/international-survivors-of-suicide-loss-day
The Treasure Valley Idaho's Survivor Day event will be on November 21, 2020 from 11am - 1pm (MST)
This event is for Survivors of Suicide Loss only.
Register to attend at: https://isosld.afsp.org/idaho/
AFSP Support for Suicide Loss Survivors Flyer
GRIEF & SUICIDE LOSS speech from THE 2ND ANNUAL STRENGTH 2 THRIVE WALK-A-THON FOR SUICIDEPREVENTION AND AWARENESSRead Now
My grief connection founder, sara Cobb, sPEaks ABOUT GRIEF & SUICIDE LOSS AT THE
Know the 5 Signs
Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave S., Nampa, Idaho 83651
April 8, 2020 from 4:30-5:30 pm in Multipurpose Room A
Know the 5 Signs is a 45-minute presentation designed to
build the community’s understanding of the many ways that suicide impacts our friends, families, clients, co-workers,
Know the 5 Signs provides education on recognizing when someone is in emotional distress and how to reach out to help and connect them to resources. It also covers information about stigma, understanding mental health conditions, statistics,
self-care techniques, etc.
Join Erin Pfaeffle, LMSW of St. Luke's Wood River Valley for this potentially life-saving presentation for adults 18+ on April 8, 2020 from 4:30-5:30 pm in Multipurpose Room A.
There will be crafts, games coloring and other fun activities for kids in Multipurpose Room B at the same time so parents can attend while their kids are in the room next door.
July 30 - August 2, 2020
Hilton Downtown Cleveland - Cleveland, OH
This summer, join fellow long-term survivors of suicide loss for a weekend of connection, learning and empowerment. This is the only conference of its kind, focusing solely on the needs of those whose loss took place long enough ago that they feel ready to gain new perspective on their grief journey. The conference will feature workshops, expert-led discussions, and social activities exploring how grief evolves over time.
For a links to many more grief related resources visit the "Misc. Grief Resources"
page at www.mygriefconnection.org
Advancing Through Adversity System - The Grief Guru
Kelli Nielsen, The Grief Guru, birthed the Advancing Through Adversity
program out of her own personal grief and loss. She unexpectedly lost her mother to suicide, and then a year and a half later, lost her son to an accidental drug overdose. She's also been through bankruptcy and divorce. The Advancing Through Adversity online course provides in depth training to teach you how to get to the root of your pain and grief with
NO medication, NO support groups and NO expensive therapy sessions.
To purchase the course through my Affiliate Link, click here:
If I Could Fly - FREE drama production presented by ISWAG Theater
The Journey, 9105 W Overland Rd,
Boise, Idaho 83709, Boise
If I Could Fly is poignant play, written and directed by Greyson Snodgrass, dealing with the mental health struggles so prevalent in society today. The characters face their personal struggles with anxiety, depression
and suicide and find that, in the end, they are not alone. Despite how they feel, there is always hope. Admission to all performances is FREE, but
donations will be cheerfully accepted!
Dec 6th at 7pm, Dec 7th at 1pm & Dec 7th at 4pm.
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Event
Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Idaho Chapter
November 23, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83702
You are not alone. Join a community of suicide loss survivors and share stories of hope and healing. Each year, the AFSP supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. While each event is unique and offers various programming, all feature an AFSP produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection.
This is a FREE event!
2:00 pm: Check-In Opens
2:30 pm: Watch Film, Keynote Speaker & Remembrance Activity
3:00 - 4:30 pm: Dinner & Connect with Others
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
A Sibling To Love
Because Kids Grieve
Bereaved Mother's Day
Better With Betsy
Black Balloon Day
Brittany Noble Mccarthy
Celebration Of Life
Children's Grief Awareness
David's Hope Pregnancy Loss Minstry
Day Of Remembrance
Dr. Betsy Guerra
Faith & Grief Ministries
For You Network
From Grief To Grind
From Grief To Growth
Grief Plus Hope
Grief Recovery Method
Grief Relief Nation
Highmark Caring Place
Hurt 2 Hope
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
Jonathan's Giving Tree
KIVI Idaho News 6
Life After Loss
Loss Of A Child
Loss Of An Adult Child
Loss Of A Spourse
Loss Of A Spouse
Mental Health Awareness
My Grief Connection
Nampa Public Library
National Grief Awareness Day
Nurturing Hope & Healing Counseling
Ora Loss & Living Program
Post Traumatic Growth
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Refuge In Grief
Rhythm And Grace Counseling
Sara J. Cobb
Strength 2 Thrive
Survivors Of Murder Suicide Loss
Survivors Of Suicide
The Compassionate Friends
The Dougy Center
The Grief Guru
The Longest Night
The Speedy Foundation
Walking Through Grief
What's Your Grief
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If you are thinking about hurting yourself or someone else, please contact 911 or the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
For any type of crisis situation you can text CONNECT to 741741 to chat with a Crisis Text Line counselor.
My Grief Connection - Created 04 July 2019
Updated 12 May 2021