Suffering the loss of a loved one is an event that forever changes the lives of those left behind. People who have lost loved ones to suicide face some unique obstacles in the grief process. In an effort to provide some additional understanding and guidance, we have assembled three presenters who have all been touched by suicide.
Dr. Mo Therese Hannah, professor and clinical psychologist, lost a daughter to suicide.
Gary S. Gianini, LCSW, MSW is a social worker and suicide group facilitator who lost a son to suicide.
Renata Santorelli, a Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium who specializes in suicide related issues, has experienced many losses through suicide.
Each of these panelists will provide their individual perspectives on the special issues faced by survivors and will be answering questions posed by attendees.
You have lost a loved one to suicide
You know of someone who has suffered this loss and wish to understand things from their perspective
You would like to share with people who know you pain
Dr. Mo Therese Hannah, Academic Advisory Board - Forever Family Foundation at Forever Family Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Mo Therese Hannah is a professor of psychology at Sienna College and maintains a clinical psychotherapy practice in upstate New York. She sits on the Academic Advisory Board of Forever Family Foundation, and has been an active volunteer for several non profit causes.
Gary S. Gianini, LCSW, MSW, Mental Health Professional at Forever Family Foundation, Inc.
Gary S. Gianini, LCSW, MSW is a mental health professional with a long career in social work. He facilitates a regular group in Connecticut made up of survivors who have lost loved ones to suicide. He is an active volunteer for Forever Family Foundation.
Renata Santorelli, Forever Family Foundation Certified Medium at Forever Family Foundation, Inc.
Renata Santorelli is a Certified Medium with Forever Family Foundation and a Research Medium with the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential. In addition to her mediumship practice, she takes an active role in working with families where suicide has touched their lives.