Understanding Grief After Suicide Workshop

Understanding Grief After Suicide Workshop


Sep 12 2024


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Understanding Grief After Suicide Workshop

This virtual workshop is for individuals, families or communities who are bereaved by suicide. The workshop is also designed for anyone wanting to learn how to support a loved one or friend who is bereaved by suicide.

This workshop will shine light on concepts rarely discussed in our culture:

  • Are your experiences ‘normal’?
  • Will you find joy again?
  • What does useful support for a suicide loss survivor look like?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand suicide grief and how it is similar and different to other types of grief
  • Describe the physical, mental, and emotional components of suicide grief
  • Understand the unique needs of someone experiencing suicide grief and how to best support them
  • Explore healing strategies for living with suicide loss


When: Thursday, September 12, 2024 7 – 8 PM ET

Where: Online

Cost: FREE! Or with an optional donation to support COPE families. Eventbrite info coming soon!

About the Facilitator:

Charlene Ray, MSW, LICSW
Charlene is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has been in practice as a therapist, mentor, grief counselor, and workshop facilitator for 35 years. Charlene teaches mindfulness in the school, K-6, and facilitates Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for teachers.
Charlene has led programs for school districts on various mental health topics and is a frequent speaker at Sno-Isle Library Issues that Matter events. She works for Forefront Suicide Prevention as a coach and trainer.


The information shared in this program is not intended to act as a substitute for any legal and mental health advice concerning individual situations; neither COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising form any information or exercises provided in this program.