Items related to surviving loss and prevention
Davis Funeral Home will host two free seminars by Dr. Alen Wolfelt Thursday, November 2. The first, Exploring Death, Grief and Mourning for those who have lost someone, will run from 9 am-Noon. The second, The Art of Companioning the Mourner for professional caregivers and clergy, will be held from 1-3 pm.
Dr. Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. A past recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling’s Death Educator Award, he serves as the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, CO. He is the author of numerous books on grief and loss, including Understanding Your Suicide Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart and also severs on the faculty at the University of Colorado Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine.
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Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. In 2016, there were over 350 Survivor Day events in 18 countries.
ASFP Nevada will hold the 2017 Las Vegas Event on Saturday, November 18 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Click here to learn more about Survivor Day, and click the link below to register to attend the Las Vegas event.
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After suffering a suicide loss, Valery Keener didn't know how to help herself or her family. Less than two years later, she provided suicide awareness and prevention education to the students, faculty and staff at Explore Knowledge Academy. Click below to watch her story through her 2017 Senior Presentation.
In 1993, Henderson resident Linda Flatt looked for a support group to help her deal with her son’s suicide. She didn’t find one. “I went to a general grief group, and I felt completely out of place,” she said. “I was in there with people that had lost their (spouses) after 60 years of marriage, and my kid had ended his life on purpose.”