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Healing for the Holidays: Virtual Support Group for Parents or Couples Who Lost a Child

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Marianne Gouveia and Madi Shirley are the facilitators. Pre-registration is required. Please email Madi at [email protected] for more information and to set-up a phone call. Registration forms are sent via email after the initial phone call. 

EricsHouse Support Group for Parents or Couples creates a safe space for you to talk about your loss. This group is open to parents or couples who lost a child to suicide or substance use. We recommend that individuals be four months out from their loss before joining this group.

Grieving the loss of someone you love is difficult at any time of year. During the holiday season, we often experience intense emotions surrounding our loss. It seems impossible that the world is celebrating, but for those grieving, a sense of loneliness and sadness can overshadow the holiday.  Traditional holiday celebrations might feel very upsetting and it might feel like we want to avoid the holiday altogether.

This group will provide you with support and helpful tips on how to navigate the Holidays. We will discuss loved ones, our emotions, honoring our boundaries, and provide options for navigating family and social events. It’s important to know that you aren’t alone, and you can survive the holiday season in a way that allows you to be comfortable and to honor your grief and remember your loved one in ways that are helpful to you.

We will mail a copy of Healing Your Holiday Grief: 100 Practical Ideas for Blending Mourning and Celebration During the Holiday Season by Dr. Alan Wolfelt Ph.D. and a journal. There is a one time $50 fee for all sessions.

Meeting every other Thursday for 7 weeks via Zoom from 4 to 5:30pm AZ time (Skip November 23). 

Meeting Dates: 

October 26

November 9, 30 (Skip November 23)

December 7, 21

January 4, 18 2024 


October 26
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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