I have been thinking about doing a Facebook Live event, say 30 minutes on the subject of life after the loss of a loved one who died from a stigmatized illness, specifically addiction or mental illness.
Talking points below. This is my first LIVE event and this is not a presentation, it’s an event where I want to hear from you. How it works is below. I will be limiting this to 30 minutes.
What else are you going to do in one hundred degree weather? (That’s for those on the east coast)
Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm EST
Who is it for?
- It will be a public
- Moms and dads of children who died by suicide or overdose. (Child of any age)
- Relatives of loved ones lost to overdose or suicide
- Concerned friends and family and anyone who wants to know how to support grieving parents and what to say
- Other parents of children who are currently struggling with issues (you can watch without commenting if you are afraid your kids will see)
- Moms and dads of children that died of any cause
- Anyone who wants to tune in.
How does it work
Basically it’s a live streaming talk on Facebook. I am live and you are typing in comments and questions or merely watching. You type in your questions or make comments under the video which will be here, on my timeline.
I can read them in real time and can respond or ask other moms and dads out there. Here is an example of a recorded live session that I actually taped online to announce it.
This will be my first event. I have tested it but there may be a dog barking or some other disturbance. We’ll press on. Would appreciate the support of friends and family when I give this a go.
- For the suicide and overdose loss survivors, what are some of the things you have really appreciated in terms of support and help?
- What would you rather others did not say to you?
- What comments have meant the most to you?
- Has the stigma of the death made things more difficult?
- What have you found awkward?
- Have you found that others avoid the subject of your child that died? How does that make you feel?
- For parents struggling still, what questions do you have? Comments?
- Comments on the time
Now I’m going to hit publish so I commit myself to this.
Click the picture to see the video on Facebook announcing it.