A Survivors of Military Suicide Seminar is being held at EMERGE Counseling Services, 900 Mull Ave., Akron, Ohio, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. The seminar is for those Surviving Family, Friends and Fellow Service Members who have experienced the loss of a military loved one through suicide.
Among the topics addressed will be survivor guilt; the grief process; moving forward; explaining suicide to children; overcoming the stigma of military suicide; and the importance of connecting with other Survivors for networking and support. Dr. Donald A. Lichi, clinical psychologist, and John Palmer, president and CEO of EMERGE Counseling Services, will be the featured presenters. Experiences and helpful information from local Survivors will also be shared with those in attendance.
The event is free to Surviving Family, Friends and Fellow Service Members who have suffered a loss through military suicide. A continental breakfast and snacks will be served at this seminar, which is targeted to persons ages 14 and older. Seating is limited, so those interested in attending should register early.
The event is being sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, American Legion Post 221 in Massillon, Ohio, and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Ohio/Warren Junior Women’s League.