This event is part of the Motherless Mother's Day series. Motherless Mother's Day events are by donation and ALL funds generated will go directly to each individual event's host. You will receive a link to donate in a follow up email!
A conversation about mother loss and mental health. With special guests: Dr. Kelsey Crowe, What's Your Grief, and That Good Grief.
Join us for a conversation with mental health professionals, authors, and motherless daughters - to discuss:
- The impacts of grief on our mental health
- How to care for our mental health while we're grieving
- Personal stories covering the relationship between grief and mental health
- And more!
About Rachel Reichblum and That Good Grief: Rachel Reichblum created the Instagram community @thatgoodgrief following the death of both of her parents from brain cancer within 14 months of each other when she was in her late 20s. The account chronicles resonant quotes, reflections on the day-to-day with grief, and professional resources, with the goal of providing content to others in this terrible club, and for the friends and extended family who want to help, but don't know where to start. Rachel currently lives in San Francisco and works in tech PR.
About Dr. Kelsey Crowe: Dr. Kelsey Crowe is the co-author with Emily McDowell of the book There Is No Good Card for This: What to do and say when life is scary, awful, and unfair to the people you love. Her work has been featured on NPR, Wall Street Journal, Oprah.com, Forbes, and elsewhere. Using personal storytelling and her social science research, she shares tips and life realities about being there for others that makes empathy in times of suffering more doable for who we are, and where we are in our life. She hopes for a day when no one has to suffer alone simply because others didn't know what to do or say.
About Eleanor Haley and What's Your Grief: Eleanor Haley MS is a co-founder of the grief community What’s Your Grief. She received her master's degree in counseling psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. Before founding What’s Your Grief in 2012, Eleanor supported patients and families in the hospital at end of life in circumstances of unexpected death, and provided ongoing grief and bereavement support in the years following the loss as the manager of family aftercare services for the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. Feeling frustrated with the online and print materials that were available for grievers, she founded What’s Your Grief as a resource offering concrete, practical, creative, down-to-earth, and relatable grief support. What’s Your Grief offers in-person support including workshops, trainings, and support groups and online support including hundreds of articles on all topics around grief and loss, a weekly podcast and online courses. What's Your Grief offers a library of print resources provided to families by a growing number hospices, hospitals, funeral homes, OPOs, and grief centers in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
About Joel Kouame: Joel Kouame is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Anger Management Specialist. He has worked with a number of different organizations in training staff on stress management, and the benefits of developing emotional intelligence. In addition to his consultation work, he holds a private practice in Long Island City, Queens, where he provides counseling services and clinical supervision. He is also an adjunct instructor at NYIT; teaching courses on human behavior. For more information: jkcounseling.com.
All Motherless Mother's Day events are by donation and ALL funds generated will go directly to each individual event's host (no cut from Reimagine or Alica Forneret). You will receive a link to donate in a follow up email!