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We are a trauma focused support system for survivors of suicide loss providing hope for healing through education, resources, and support services surrounding the grief and trauma of losing someone to suicide.

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Make and Take at 6:30pm tonight!!
Come, connect, chat,
AND create. Everyone welcome. Max insists!
#expressiveartstherapy #therapydogintraining #compassionatecare

Make and Take at 6:30pm tonight!!
Come, connect, chat,
AND create. Everyone welcome. Max insists!
#expressiveartstherapy #therapydogintraining #compassionatecare

“Say hello to my little friend.” The Hope and Healing Center is HERE! A traumatic loss center creating community through compassionate care. Stay tuned for our Cut the Ribbon Ceremony. #survivorssupportingsurvivors

The aftermath of trauma not only changes you, but it changes how you navigate relationships. This is a good watch, and I related to #allthethings #knowbetterdobetterbebetter

Tonight!!! We're making bracelets. The benefits of art therapy...
Open to anyone and everyone just let us know you're coming!!

*Creating art lowers stress.
*Creating art helps us focus.
*Discover a sense of happiness.
*Boosts Immune system.
*Nurtures Emotional... Growth.
*Social and Emotional Benefits
*Reduces Burnout

Come, chat, connect, AND CREATE!!

Suicide loss is complicated, hence the grief associated with losing someone to suicide is the same. #complicatedgrief #traumaticgrief #suicideloss

I think this goes not just for people, but also includes places and entire systems. As an organization, are you safe or unsafe to those you are trying to serve? #traumatuesday #traumainformedsystems

Did you know you can raise money for Light after Loss every time you shop on Amazon?! Choose us as your Amazon Smile nonprofit. Every little bit, means a lot 💛🌻
Link 👉🏻 https://ed.gr/d0kd3

Today is #PTSD awareness day.
Over 90% of our loss survivors qualify for a #PTSD diagnosis.

That being said, Post Traumatic Stress is NOT a disorder. It’s a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. It is an INJURY caused by an experience where innate survival mechanisms literally ...helped us to “survive.” It’s the lingering effects of that NORMAL process that changes us. That keeps us feeling like our world is on fire even though the fire was extinguished days, weeks, months, and even years ago.

So on this #ptsdawarenessday, I am grateful for my nervous system that did what it was supposed to do. As did yours. Know that you are not broken. It’s not, “What’s wrong with you?” It’s “What happened to you ?” You were injured, survived, and continue to do so every damn day. You deserve #compassionatecare for the all the invisible wounds left behind. There is #hopeforhealing at The Hope and Healing Center. #youarenotalone

Anyone want to work out for #mentalhealth. Keller Workout of the Day (WOD) on July 9th. Part of the proceeds go to #LaL 💛🌻

Just because someone carries it well doesn't mean it's not heavy. One of my favorite quotes, and here's the visual. #bealight

My favorite times of day!!
Sunrise... I made it to another day.
Sunset… I made it through another day.
#onedayatatime #onestepatatime #onebreathatatime
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original post from @PowerofPositivity

Click, connect, and chat with other traumatic loss survivors. Sharing Books (among other things) that we’ve found helpful throughout the healing process. First Monday of every Month at 6:30pmEST 👉🏻 https://ed.gr/dxwv9

Ever come across someone who was struggling and you didn’t know what to say? Worried you would say the “wrong” thing? Schedule a FREE training to learn how to have a difficult conversation and possibly save someone’s life. #suicidepreventioniseveryonesbusiness

Tuesday Topic Talk! Come, Connect, Chat.
First Tuesday of Every Month
Join us for a topic surrounding Suicide Loss via Zoom ⬇️
#survivorssupportingsurvivors
https://ed.gr/dtvit
Zoom Meeting ID: 549 189 2176

Mourning Coffee (and stuffs) 9 am today. Everyone welcome… Followed by Mourning Moms (and more) at 10am.
Creating community through Compassionate Care #hopeforhealing

Mourning Coffee (and stuffs) 9 am today. Everyone welcome… Followed by Mourning Moms (and more) at 10am.
Creating community through Compassionate Care #hopeforhealing

There are a lot of ways to donate!! Donate to Light after Loss at The Hope and Healing Center to support traumatic loss survivors in Stark County.Choose us as your nonprofit organization through United Way, Amazon Smile, or Network for Good!!! Little bit means a lot to us! 💛 🌻

Half a second at a time. Sometimes an hour or even a day is too much, but seconds turn into minutes that turn into hours of a day. #babysteps

Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is having fear, but putting one foot in front of the other anyway. #blessingsofboth

Some of the biggest offenders of this are mental health professionals, myself included. If I knew then, what I know now, I'd shut my own mouth #knowbetterdobetterbebetter #TraumaTuesday

Addiction is…
If you’ve lost someone to addiction, you are not alone. #survivorssupportingsurvivors

Thank you to everyone who chose us for their Facebook Birthday Fundraiser over the last two years! We made over $10,000 celebrating YOUR birthday!! Who’s celebrating for us this year?!

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