PRE-REGISTRATION is required! To see if this is the right group for you please contact Marianne via email at [email protected] or call 602-549-8932.
The loss of a child is an unspeakable trauma. When that death is caused by suicide, the pains becomes more complex. If you have lost a child to suicide, you are most likely experiencing the complicated grief that surrounds this loss. We experience feelings of shame, guilt, anger, blame, shock, and isolation that are difficult to understand.
We kindly invite you to join our group. It is a small group that includes mothers who lost a child to suicide. All of the participants are working through a complicated set of emotions. Our groups provide a safe, intimate place to talk about your feelings and honor your loved one who passed.
Meetings will be virtual. We will follow The Wilderness of Grief – Finding Your Way by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, PH. D. This support group meets biweekly on Tuesday at 6:00 PM MST(8:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM PST). Sessions begin on January 18th and end on May 10th.
This group is co-facilitated by Marianne and Patty. We welcome new and previous Women’s Group members. If you have suffered these tragic losses and are struggling to figure out how to survive, please email [email protected].Pre-registration is required! Once you have joined the group you will receive a book and journal. There is a $45.00 charge to cover the cost of materials. Scholarships are available.
Marianne left corporate America to pursue a business coaching certification through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Marianne lost her son, Eric, in Febuaury of 2016 to suicide. After the loss of her youngest son, Marianne chose to turn her tragedy into good for others. She founded EricsHouse in 2017 to help those left behind sort through these devastating losses in order to integrate their grief so they may find joy and happiness again. EricsHouse helps people rise, survive, and thrive even in the face of devastation.
Patty Graham resides in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband Ron. They have three adult children; Mike, Colleen and Kristine. They also have two son-in-laws and five grandchildren. Patty is a certified family nurse practitioner and retired nurse educator. She has been an active member who coordinates an Emmaus retreat for bereaved parents. Patty also works one day a week at a free health clinic caring for underserved patients who suffer from chronic illness. Patty lost her son, Mike, to suicide on Septmeber 4, 2017. Since her son’s death Patty has developed a deep interest is in grief support for suicide survivors. She genuinely enjoys working on course work in this area.