July 21 - July 24, 2022
Please note that, due to COVID-19, this conference has been postponed until 2022. All information below reflects these new dates and times. We hope to see you in Cleveland soon.
This is the only conference of its kind, best suited for long-term loss survivors who have found healthy ways to integrate the experience of losing a loved one to suicide into their lives. The conference will feature workshops, expert-led discussions, and social activities exploring how grief evolves over time.
While it can be challenging to define long-term loss survivors solely in terms of time since their loss, most attendees of this conference will be five or more years beyond the date of their loved one’s suicide. Those suicide loss survivors who have engaged in support groups, counseling or other coping strategies will learn ways to increase their support, connect with other long-term loss survivors, and find ways to further understand their loss as a part of their life’s journey.
The Summit will begin with a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, July 21, and is expected to conclude at 11:00 a.m. on July 24. Presentations will focus on the needs of long-term survivors through a variety of mediums such as art therapy, yoga, and will include insight from leading clinicians in the field of suicide loss.
Please note that the cost of registration for this conference also includes six meals and Saturday entertainment. Accommodations can be made at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown for a special rate of $169 plus tax per night, and a link to book your stay will be sent once you have completed registration.