Understanding Grief after Suicide Workshop

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 05:30 PM until 07:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

University of Washington - School of Public Health


Contact Hours: 2.00

Training Overview Description

Forefront Suicide Prevention invites you to our workshop on suicide grief.

About this event

The workshop is for individuals, families or communities who are bereaved by suicide. And designed for anyone wanting to learn how to support a loved one or friend who is bereaved by suicide.

This workshop will shine light on concepts rarely discussed in our culture:

  • Are your experiences ‘normal’?
  • Will you find joy again?
  • What does useful support for a suicide loss survivor look like?

These and many other questions will be answered in this interactive two-hour session.

Event-specific Details

A resource list will be made available to all participants.

This workshop brings together two presenters: a longtime grief counselor who shares her wisdom and experience, and a suicide loss survivor who shares her journey of grieving and learning, after her son died by suicide.

Charlene Ray MSW, LICSW, Forefront Suicide Prevention Trainer
Charlene Ray is a licensed independent clinical social worker and has been in practice as a therapist, mentor, and grief counselor for 35 years. Charlene teaches mindfulness in schools, facilitates Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for teachers and is a Forefront in the Schools coach.

Marny Lombard, MFA, Forefront Suicide Prevention Trainer
Marny Lombard is on Forefront’s training team. She entered the field of suicide prevention after losing her 22-year-old son in 2013. Today, she uses her lived experience to provide others with resources and wisdom that she did not have.

Attendees 18 and up

For more information, contact (ffront@uw.edu)(mailto:ffront@uw.edu)

This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email acbhc@akcertification.org for specific information.