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Feeling discouraged? Relax and tune into "Grief Relief" radio and hear Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview guests with inspiring stories about recovery from loss.

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David Ferber: A Dad’s Grief

October 5, 2017

David Ferber is the father of Russell Ferber, who died in a car accident in 2002 at age 21. David soon joined, and then became the facilitator of a fathers group at The Compassionate Friends, the support group for grieving parents. The fathers group was an instant success, and it became a regular feature of […]

Debbie Gossen: Remembering: Poetry and Pictures

August 10, 2017

Debbie Gossen is a registered nurse currently working in Oncology and a Nationally Certified Grief Management Specialist. Her daughter, Kristin Lund, died in 2001 at the age of 20 due to complications from an autoimmune disease.  Following Kristin’s death a collection of her poetry and pictures were assembled in the book Life Is, Was, and […]

Mark Keep: Grief-Keeping A Healthy Heart

August 3, 2017

Dr. Mark Keep is a physician specializing in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Addiction. After the death of his 7-year-old daughter, Alissa in 2007 he began studying grief responses including, posttraumatic stress syndrome, and grief induced substance abuse. Mark uses traditional as well as complementary and alternative methods in his evaluation and treatment.

Jean Ann Williams: God’s Mercies After Suicide

July 27, 2017

Jean Ann Williams published a book on suicide loss after her youngest son Joshua took his own life in 2004. “God’s Mercies after Suicide: Blessings Woven through a Mother’s Heart” is a devotional style memoir showing how God walked alongside her in the most difficult grieving journey of her life. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/17172019/Jean-Ann-Williams.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]

Amy Cooper : Overdose Prevention

July 13, 2017

Amy Cooper is a singer/songwriter and bereaved parent whose son died of an accidental overdose in 2014.  She is the Outreach Director with the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse and is a member of the Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project Coalition. Her goal is to bring awareness and education regarding drug abuse […]

Rod Mebane: Tributes To Lost Children

June 22, 2017

Rod Mebane is a writer, editor, and independent publisher.  Following the death of his 19 year old daughter Emma in 2011 he became curious about what other families do to honor their departed children and after researching the topic he wrote “Tributes to Lost Children” (2016) – a snapshot of how 147 families have honored […]

Alan Pedersen: The Compassionate Friends: A Place of Hope

June 8, 2017

On this how Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley discuss with Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends Alan Pedersen the grief journey and how The Compassionate Friends supports those who are looking for hope.  They invite everyone who has been impacted by the loss of a child, sibling or grandchild to attend the TCF […]

Ron Glenn Kelly: Men and Grief

May 25, 2017

Glenn Kelly, author of Sometimes I Cry In The Shower, unexpectedly lost his teenage son and only child to a congenital heart defect.  Since then, he has become an authority on male versus female expressions of grief. Citing the impacts of Nature and Nurture on each sex, R. Glenn brings awareness of how these pre-wired […]

Allen Roth: Overdose: Supporting Parents

May 11, 2017

Allen Roth’s 30-year-old daughter, Tammy, died from a drug overdose in 1995. In the aftermath, he became involved with The Compassionate Friends and is currently the group’s Regional Coordinator in Washington state. Over the years, he has observed in himself and others the progression from overwhelming grief to a balance of being open to joy […]