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Suicide Survivor Grief: Life After Loss May 18 2020

May 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Suicide Survivor Grief: Life After Loss

Join Guest Speaker Jill McMahon, LPC and Board Member at EricsHouse, and Loss Survivor Marianne Gouveia (Eric’s Mom) for a candid discussion of suicide loss and what the healing journey looks likes from the perspective of a counselor who is an expert in suicide loss and trauma, and from a mother who lost a son to suicide after a long struggle with addiction.  You will learn how surviving a suicide loss is possible, how healthy approaches to stigma and be use, and ways to help yourself with healing along the way.

There is no charge for this event.



Jill McMahon is a licensed professional counselor who has focused on working with Survivors of Suicide and generalized grief since 2003. She was first introduced to those bereaved by suicide while working for The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington, D.C.  She appreciates the uniqueness and dispelling of social stigma associated with this grief. Jill provides local trainings on both prevention and postvention. She and a co-speaker have been invited to speak at the American Association of Suicidology national conference on several occasions, as well as the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention conference two years in a row. Jill has also spoken at the International Association for Suicide Prevention conference in Oslo, Norway and Talin, Estonia. Providing education through community presentations happens to be one of her favorite things to do.


Marianne Gouveia is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) accredited through ICF and a Certified Grief Companion trained by Dr. Alan Wolfelt.  In February of 2016, she lost her son Eric at the young age of 27 to suicide after a long struggle with addiction.  She understands how difficult and complicated this loss is. Her is passion is helping grievers find their spiritual footing so that they may experience joy and happiness once again. Marianne is the founder of EricsHouse Inc., a non-profit organization that specializes in bereavement support for those who have been impacted by suicide or addiction loss.


May 18, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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