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Grieving a Loss to Suicide

A free monthly drop-in group for adults in the Jewish community and beyond who are navigating the world after the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this group will be held on Zoom.  Please contact Laurie Garber-Amram for the Zoom link and to ensure your ability to access the event.

Co-led by experienced clinicians Laurie Garber-Amram, LCSW and Wendy Dolin, LCSW, a survivor of suicide loss.

Grieving a Loss to Suicide meets monthly on the following dates in 2022:
January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 12, November 1 and December 6

Wendy Dolin, LCSW, is a certified family therapist with a private practice in the Chicago area and an internationally recognized health and safety advocate. Wendy is the founder of the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin (MISSD). She started MISSD following the 2010 death of her husband, Stewart, who died from prescription-drug-induced suicide (akathisia). In 2018, the International Society of Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology recognized Wendy Dolin with its “Humanitarian of the Year” award.

Laurie Garber-Amram, LCSW, is a Grief and Mental Health Specialist. She has been a social worker at JCFS Chicago and in private practice for thirty years. She has provided individual and couples therapy and taught community programs on a range of topics. Laurie is also a Jewish Mindfulness Instructor, certified through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

JCFS Chicago, MISSD (The Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin) and No Shame on U are partnering to provide suicide prevention education and support in the Jewish community. 

Laurie Garber-Amram
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