This summer I’m speaking at two national conferences on finding purpose after loss. They are AFSP Long-Term Survivors of Suicide Loss Summit in Cleveland, Ohio and the Keynote Speaker at the Bereaved Parent USA 25th Conference in St Louis, Missouri.
The subject is finding purpose after loss. And here’s where I need you.
Many of you are giving back in some way or another since the death of your child or loved one to suicide. If you could share those examples, it would really help the audience find theirs. Even if you are a sibling using your grief to drive your purpose, let me know.
I want to show in my presentation a wide range of people doing something to give back to find their healing.
So if you’ve made cupcakes for girl scouts, focus on policy for suicide prevention, visited women in prison with a substance use disorder, run a youth group at church, started a support group, all since the death of your child or loved one to suicide, let me know about it in the comments. And again, siblings and best friends count.
Mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts and best friends need some examples to inspire them. Examples of all sizes and shapes no matter how small. This, too, is a way to give back and inspire someone else.
I hope you’ll participate and make my presentation more meaningful.