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Programs

Upcoming Events

Community Grief Education with
John R. Jordan, Ph.D.

Due to COVID-19, these events will be hosted on Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. We look forward to welcoming Jack to Lincoln (in person) in 2021.

The Mourning Hope Grief Center, HoriSun Hospice Community Foundation, Lincoln/Lancaster County LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Team, Lincoln/Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition, and AFSP Nebraska are pleased to host Jack Jordan for a two-part online workshop series.

John (Jack) Jordan, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Rhode Island where he has specialized in work with survivors of suicide and other traumatic losses for more than 45 years. He is the Clinical Consultant for the Grief Support Services of the Samaritans in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Professional Advisor to the Loss and Healing Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.) He is Co-chair of the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

Jack has lead training internationally for professional caregivers, and has published over 50 clinical and research articles, chapters, and full books in the areas of the practice of grief therapy, bereavement after suicide, support group models, the integration of research and practice in thanatology, and loss in family and larger social systems.

Grief After Suicide: The Journey of Survivors

July 15 | Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Online via Zoom

July 22 | Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Online via Zoom

Free and open to the community.
Pre-registration is required in order to receive the Zoom invitation link.

The suicide of someone significant can have a profound and sometimes devastating impact on the family and friends left behind. This workshop is meant for people who are grieving the loss of someone significant to suicide, as well as for family and friends who wish to support a bereaved survivor.

Part 1 | July 15: Will help participants to understand who is most often touched by suicide (the epidemiology of suicide), and describe the common themes, reactions and problems experienced by suicide loss survivors after the death.

Part 2 | July 22: Will address things that survivors can do to help themselves cope with the loss. Guidelines about when survivors should seek professional help for their grief, and ways that friends and families can be of help to survivors will be addressed.

There will be time in both sessions for participants to ask questions of the presenter, who will draw on his years of experience as a grief counselor specializing in work with suicide loss survivors to describe the remarkable pathways of healing that survivors can travel.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least five common themes in bereavement after suicide.
  2. Identify common myths about the grieving process.
  3. Describe principles of self-help for suicide survivors.
  4. Recognize when professional help is needed in the grieving process after a suicide.