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Mental Wellness Suicide Remembrance Group

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Remembrance Support Group

After the loss of a loved one from suicide

Losing a loved one from suicide can leave family and friends feeling alone and confused. This 6-session group will help survivors of suicide (family and friends of those who have completed suicide) feel understood and connected with others who have walked this difficult journey.

Group members will use art, music, journaling and other experiential therapies to take steps toward healing. The group will focus on remembering loved ones in healthy and life-giving ways. Participants will also be connected to other Lebanon County services and supports, as appropriate.

Who Should Attend

Group members should be at least 18 years old, have lost a family member or friend from suicide and be able to participate in a group setting. Older teenagers will be considered if accompanied by an adult family member and approved by the group facilitators. This group is not appropriate for children or for teens without participating family members, nor for individuals who are actively suicidal or homicidal, or for whom discussion of loss in a group setting would be traumatic.

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is necessary.

Location

WellSpan Philhaven Grace M. Pollock Training & Community Center
283 S. Butler Road, Mt. Gretna, PA

Date and Time

  • Six sessions will run every other Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. on these dates:
    • October 10
    • October 24
    • November 7
    • November 21
    • December 5
    • December 19
  • Groups will be added as requested by those interested in attending. Please call us to schedule. We would like to schedule a group that is convenient for you.
  • Any additional dates scheduled will be added to this page.

Facilitator Names and Credentials

Jacklyn Van Arsdale, MA NCC

To enroll

Please call to register:
Brenda Startoni
(717) 675-2940