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The Journey Through Grief: Support Group for Newly Bereaved Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Suicide or Substance Abuse

June 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

To see if this is the right group for you please contact Marianne via email at [email protected] or by phone 602-549-8932. You can also reach out to Greg via email at [email protected] or by phone 480-734-3423.

We would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your loved ones after the loss of your child.  When you’re newly bereaved, suddenly you find yourself on an emotional roller-coaster where you have no idea what to expect next. This group designed for both men and women focuses on the Six Needs of Mourning developed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Founder of the Center for Loss in Ft. Collins, CO.  It is also focused on supporting parents who have lost a child to suicide, substance, or other forms of self-harm where the layers of grief are quite complex.

You will learn what to expect throughout this journey as well as learn some coping skills that will help support you, especially in the early weeks and months of your loss. This group is facilitated by Greg Eckerman and Marianne Gouveia, a married couple who has lost a child to suicide.  They will share their experiences and insights and experiences and you will also hear from other parents who are facing the same devastating loss.

This support group meets virtually every week on Thursday at 5:00 PM MST. Please note,  depending on the amount of interest we may spilt into two groups (One beginning at 3:00 PM MST for East and Central attendees and the other at 5:00 PM MST for West Coast).

Sessions begin on June 9th and end on September 1st. 

We will follow The Journey Through Grief: Reflections on Healing by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph. D. 

Session Dates:

  • June 9
  • June 23
  • July 7
  • July 21
  • August 4
  • August 18
  • September 1

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.


June 9, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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