Please join us as we chat with (left) J. David Pincus and (right) Rick Knapp, authors of Sons of Suicide: A Memoir of Friendship. Rick and David met in high school and soon realize they share a heartbreaking secret: Each of their mothers took her life just a few years earlier. Feeling lost and abandoned, they bonded instantly. Decades later, they learn that two other close friends had also lost parents to suicide. Over time, each of the four sons opens up about how his parent’s decision changed him and the course of his life. They soon discover that they are more than friends. They are brothers.
Please join us as we chat with Margo Fowkes,
founder of Salt Water - Find Your Safe Harbor (www.findyourharbor.com). Salt Water is for those who have lost someone they can't live without - a child, a sibling, a spouse, a parent, a close friend - and the people who love them. Salt Water provides a safe harbor where you can find comfort, support and tools to survive your loss and rebuild your life.
Preparing for the Holidays
Join Executive Director Marilyn Koenig, Toni Groth and Susan Reynolds discussing how you can prepare for the holidays.
Kathleen Snyder, MSW
Kathleen is the California Representative of Livingworks Education, USA as well as a consultant and trainer with an emphasis on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention needs.
Dr. Liseanne Wick
Dr. Wick is Director of Suicide Prevention at WellSpace Health, a nationally accredited Suicide Prevention program. Dr. Wick started as a crisis line volunteer two years after the loss of her oldest brother to suicide, and advanced in her career and studies over her tenure at the crisis center, currently serving as Director.
Franklin Cook, MA, CPC
Franklin has been a peer grief helper since 1999. He also co-led the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, which in 2015 published national guidelines for suicide grief support. Franklin supports the practice of peer grief help in memory of his father, Joseph, who died by suicide in 1978.
Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, DAAETS
Barbara is a professional speaker and trainer for corporations, conferences, universities, and government agencies. Three weeks prior to Barbara giving birth to triplets, her father died by suicide. Barbara's story was featured in the Emmy award winning documentary, "Fatal Mistakes, Families Shattered by Suicide."
Board President of Friends for Survival. Kelly shares her life now as an "only" parent to her two children.
Friends for Survival Board Member Susan Reynolds will be interviewing Exec Director Marilyn Koenig.
Friends for Survival Exec Director Marilyn Koenig (on the right) interviews Ronnie Walker, founder and Exec Director of Alliance of Hope.