EricsHouse Healing Holiday Virtual Gathering
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM AZ Time
Adults who lost a sibling are often called “the Forgotten Mourners.” Unique emotional complexities along with the relationships and grief of other family members can overshadow the grief of siblings. There is a need for support so siblings have a safe space to share their feelings in response to loss. Join EricsHouse for their Healing Holiday Virtual Gathering for a 90-minute social gathering and workshop on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM AZ Time. The event is designed to support adult sibling loss survivors and offer the opportunity for bereaved individuals grieving the loss of a sibling to suicide or substance use to connect to share about their loved one and learn some healing grief modalities. The session will also open up to the group to offer any personal suggestions about what they might benefit from to promote healing after loss.
Pre-registration is required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navigating Conversations After Suicide Loss Virtual Series
Starts on Monday, November 6, 2023
Do you find it challenging to share the story of your loved one's passing? Are you tired of the awkward looks
and the need to comfort others when you should be the one receiving comfort? Perhaps you know how
important it is to shatter the stigma surrounding suicide loss but aren't sure where to begin. You are not alone.
You are invited to a FREE 5-day interview series hosted by Caro Brookings: Navigating Conversations
After Suicide Loss. Caro has united over 20 experts, authors and support providers from the suicide loss space. Together, they will guide YOU on breaking the silence and shattering the stigma, all while preserving the memory of your loved one. Let's stand together, heal, and transform the conversation surrounding suicide loss.
Your loved one's memory deserves to shine brightly.
Secure your spot now at: https://navigatingconversations.org
Suicide Prevention Week
September 10-16, 2023
September is Suicide Prevention Month in the USA, with National Suicide Prevention Week from
September 10-16, 2023, and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. During this month,
week and day, individuals and organizations will be drawing attention to the problem of suicide
and advocating the prevention of this tragedy. It’s a time to share resources and stories and promote
suicide prevention awareness. All around the nation, suicide prevention organizations will conduct
prevention and awareness events. In 2021, suicide was among the top 9 leading causes of death for
people ages 10-64. Suicide was the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 and 20-34.
Suicide is a national health crisis. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect
anyone regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, or background. Suicide is sometimes the result
of a mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal
and often indicate more serious issues. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the
Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline. Even $5 or $10 would make a difference and could help save lives!
To donate, visit www.idahocrisis.org/donate. 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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com or visit www.boisehive.org
FREE - Healing After Suicide Loss: From Suicide Loss To Purpose
5-Day Interview Series: May 8 - 12, 2023
Do you feel like you’re moving in the right direction on your suicide grief journey, and now you’re wondering…
what’s next? You may know you want to find your purpose but need more motivation. Or perhaps you feel lost
without your loved one, stuck in your grief, and don’t know where to start. I understand - when you lose your
loved one to suicide, you don’t have the time or energy to scour the internet to search for support and advice to
help you find your inner peace. That’s why I am eager to tell you about my friend Caro Brookings’ upcoming
interview series. She has brought together 25+ top experts, authors, and support providers from the suicide grief
and loss space who will share how YOU can rewire your brain and discover your purpose. Our founder, Sara J. Cobb,
is so grateful to be part of this FREE 5-day interview series, and can’t wait to share her wisdom with you!
From Suicide Loss To Purpose starts on May 8. Don’t miss out!
Sign up to save your seat at: https://signup.fromsuicidelosstopurpose.com/sara
American Association for Suicidology's Healing After Suicide Loss Summit
Wednesday, April 19th, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST
American Association for Suicidology (AAS) is excited to announce its Healing After Suicide Loss Summit,
which will be live-streamed and in-person for registered attendees on Wednesday, April 19th, from 1:00 pm
to 6:00 pm PST. The Healing After Suicide Loss Summit precedes AAS23, their 56th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, from April 19–22! The Summit sets out to offer hope, a sense of community, and tangible tools for those impacted by suicide loss, as well for care providers who work within this community. Suicide loss survivors are welcome to join in person or online through live stream to take part in the day. There is a $50 registration fee.
A collective of fellow loss survivors, professionals in the field, and those with lived expertise are planning to provide a healing, hopeful day that intends to assist anyone at any point in their loss journey.
Register at www.theeventregistration.com/aas23/2650799
Survivors of Murder-Suicide Support Group for residents of Florida and Georgia - Starting April 2023Read Now
Survivors of Murder-Suicide Support Group for residents of Florida and Georgia
Starting April 2023
No one should have to suffer the violent loss of a loved one alone. The Georgia Commission on Family
Violence is hosting a Survivors of Murder-Suicide Support Group for residents of Florida and Georgia starting
in April 2023. If you have lost a loved one to the tragedy of murder-suicide this is a supportive network for assistance to help cope with your grief. The closed group is free to attend and led by a licensed clinician.
The group will run for 10 sessions and will meet virtually for your convenience. Register today for a
confidential pre-screening meeting with a licensed clinician to see if joining this support group is right for you.
This group is only available to survivors residing in Georgia and Florida at this time.
Visit www.gcfv.ga.gov/ssms for more info and additional referrals to clinicians trained in grief support.
Connection is the Cure - FREE Concert
All are invited to Connection is the Cure at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa Idaho on January 15 , 2023.
Doors & resource booths open at 5:00 PM and the onstage event is from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
Get ready for a night of healing, connection and hope as Ben Fuller and several outstanding speakers share
their passion, their experiences and ignite a fire of hope and resiliency in all of us. While you may not personally struggle with addiction or mental illness, chances are someone close to you does. Connection Is the Cure has set
out to create a concert that will focus on prevention and equip you with tools to overcome obstacles but also
offer hope to those that suffer. Connection Is the Cure aims to normalize and encourage ongoing conversations about mental health, addiction recovery and suicide awareness.
This is a FREE concert for youth and adults. No ticket required!
Help spread the word by sharing this post! Invite your friends and family.
Follow @connection_isthe_cure on Instagram for updates!
Learn more or volunteer to help at www.connectionisthecureidaho.org
Healing Through the Holidays After Suicide Loss:Tips For Navigating The Holiday Season Your Way - Video ReplayRead Now
Healing Through the Holidays After Suicide Loss:
Tips For Navigating The Holiday Season Your Way
This video interview is hosted by Carolin Brookings, a suicide bereavement coach, and
features her interview with Sara J. Cobb, founder of My Grief Connection
Key Points From This Chat:
- Find out how you can go through the Holiday season without your person
- Understand how you can honor yourself and what your self-care routine can
look like during the Holidays
- Hear tips to help you navigate the festive period while you're grieving
Caro Brookings is a Certified NeuroCoach and suicide bereavement coach. She uses brain-based, science-backed methods, as well as drawing from her vast experience, to support her clients in finding inner peace and
even joy again - for good. Connect with Caro at https://suicidebereavementcoaching.com/
Sara J. Cobb is the Founder of My Grief Connection, a hub of grief resources and a growing support community.
My Grief Connection aims to empower grievers to find resources, connect to community, and grow hope, by
guiding them toward their personal healing path. Sara felt called to connect fellow grievers with resources to
find hope and healing after loss following the tragic deaths of her two older brothers, 43 years apart – one by
a freak accident and one in a murder-suicide. In the fall of 2021, she returned to university to pursue a Master's
of Science in Counseling Education with a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling in grief, crisis, and trauma. Sara is also the co-leader of a virtual support group for survivors of murder-suicide loss.
Connect with Sara at https://www.mygriefconnection.org/
Feel free to share the video link with anyone you think will benefit from watching it:
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
NAMI Wood River Valley is offering a virtual Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group on the
First Tuesday Every Month, 5:30 - 6:30 PM MST.
Zoom Code: 831 8174 7084
The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group is a judgment-free, safe space for those who are mourning
the loss of a loved one to suicide. Participants have the opportunity to meet and engage with other
Survivors, share their stories, and integrate grief as part of their daily life.
For more info, visit: www.namiwrv.org
Healing Through the Holidays After Suicide Loss Series
November 7 - 11, 2022
Have you lost your loved one to suicide, and are you anxious about the upcoming holidays? Do you
miss your loved one terribly and think about how you won’t be able to make new memories with
them? Or maybe it’ll be your first festive period without them, and you don’t know where to start
or what to expect. When you lose a loved one to suicide, you don’t have the time or energy to scour the
internet to search for support and advice which will help you on your suicide bereavement journey.
My Grief Connection founder, Sara J. Cobb, is eager to share about her friend Caro Brookings’ upcoming
interview series. Caro has brought together 20+ top experts, authors, and support providers from the
suicide grief and loss space who will share how YOU can get through the holidays with peace and joy
whilst remembering and honoring your loved one. My Grief Connection so grateful to be part of this
FREE 5-day interview series, and Sara can’t wait to share her insights and wisdom with you!
Healing Through the Holidays After Suicide Loss starts on November 7th. Don’t miss out!
Save your FREE seat at: https://www.healingaftersuicideloss.org/sara
Healing After Suicide Loss: Sparking Hope Through Connection
Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Opportunity Presbyterian Church - 202 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
This FREE Event for suicide loss survivors of any age.
The event is organized by Hope Haven Counseling & Journey Thru Grief with Guest Speaker/Suicide Loss Survivor, Kimberly Starr. In 2015, Kimberly's son Tom died by suicide. She has since started StarrBright Suicide Prevention Presentations, and is passionate about suicide prevention and healing for suicide loss survivors.
To register scan the QR code in the graphic or visit: https://tinyurl.com/SparkingHope
Survivors of Suicide Loss Groups - Kevin's Song
Kevin's Song is hosting both in-person and virtual Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups that offer
peer-based, non-clinical support to help those impacted by suicide loss cope with their complex grief.
The virtual meeting is on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM EST.
Contact Amanda@kevinssong.org to receive a Zoom link to join. The in-person group will met on the third Thursday of the month at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (16 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236). For additional information email Amanda@kevinssong.org or call 313-236-7109.
Survivors of Loved One's Suicide (SOLOS) - Spokane, Washington
Survivors of Loved One's Suicide (SOLOS) is a support group for adults and teens who have a loved
one who died by suicide that meets at Opportunity Presbyterian Church in Spokane Valley, WA and
at Hope Haven Counseling in Spokane, WA. The group is FREE and there is no commitment to come.
Suicide loss is a form of traumatic grief, and this support group aims to provide support specific
to the experience of a loved one who died by suicide. The group is facilitated by
Hope Haven Counseling, PLLC - Heidi Ehrlich, MA, LMHC, NCC.
For more details or to ask questions call or text 1-509-951-3713
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Men's Only Grief Support Group
Healing to The Max is offering a special Healing Together Group beginning October.
An evening of connection, support and sharing helpful healing strategies, designed for men, and
facilitator-lead by men! Upcoming dates are, Tuesdays, October 4th, October 18th, & November 8th, 2022
at 7:00 PM Sask Time / 8:00 PM CST. There is no cost to participate and it's open to all types of survivors
AGES 18+. This Group will meet on Zoom. Topics will be discussed around the unique experiences that
male survivors of a traumatic loss by suicide face.
Contact Jill Cowan at 1-306-955-7306 for more information and to secure your space
in this compassionate community!
Coaching Suicide Awareness 2nd Annual FREE eSummit: Coaching Those Affected by Suicide - 10 Sept 2022Read Now
Coaching Suicide Awareness 2nd Annual FREE eSummit: Coaching Those Affected by Suicide
The nonprofit organization Coaching Suicide Awareness (CSA) is on a mission to provide networking
and resources to people affected by suicide. Their work involves prevention, intervention, and
postvention, and what to do in the aftermath of death to suicide.
In support of World Suicide Prevention Day, CSA will hold their 2nd annual FREE eSummit,
"Coaching Those Affected by Suicide," on September 10, 2022, starting at 9:00 AM EST.
The summit is focused mainly on postvention and the grief that accompanies a death by suicide, but there are sessions on prevention and intervention as well. This year's emphasis will be on helping people affected by suicide.
The event is FREE to all and offers coaches 7 CCEUs for ICF and CCNI continued education.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn:
- Skills needed to help survivors after a tragedy or suicide.
- How to approach complexities of mental health and resilience factors for those in marginalized groups.
- How to foster and practice empathy and compassion for employees in the workplace.
Register the link in stories or at: https://coachingsuicideawareness.com/esummit-2022/
Coaching Suicide Awareness eSummit 2022
September 10, 2022
Coaching Those Affected By Suicide
In support of the World Suicide Prevention Day, Coaching Suicide Awareness (CSA) will hold their
2nd annual eSummit on September 10, 2022. This year’s emphasis will be on helping people who have been affected by suicide. The event is free to all and offers coaches 7 CCEUs for ICF and CCNI continued education.
Register at: https://coachingsuicideawareness.com/esummit-2022/
FREE 3-Day Healing After Suicide Challenge
August 22nd - 24th 2022
Have you ever told yourself, “I’m not ready?” Or have you asked yourself, “Will this pain ever go away?”
Perhaps you are taking care of little kids, so finding time to add “grieving” to the never-ending
“to-do” list seems impossible. But what if you could take the mountain that we call “grief” and climb it with
baby steps instead of feeling like you had to “move on” as quickly as possible? What if you could find the
support you knew deep down inside you want and need? How would that help your grieving process?
This is an excellent opportunity to find out! You are invited to take baby steps in your healing after
suicide loss by joining my friend Crystal Partney, founder of Scattering Hope & Owl and Thistle,
for the Healing After Suicide Challenge this month from August 22nd - 24th 2022.
Join the FREE 3-Day Healing After Suicide Challenge Today! Hope and healing await you!
Register for FREE at: https://bit.ly/3SuDJcY
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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Updated 14 November 2023
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