The Forgotten Mourners: Group for Siblings Survivors of Suicide and Overdose Loss
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New York,New York10010
The group meets during a specific timeframe from March 24, 2020 to May 26, 2020. Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Rebecca Gerstein, LCSW
Losing a sibling to an overdose or suicide has unique challenges, which are often overlooked by family, friends, and society at large. This 10-week group is for people in their 20s and 30s who have lost a sibling (half, step, full, etc.) to a drug overdose or suicide. This group creates a space for sibling survivors to support each other and find meaning in life after loss.
Please note: all are welcome, regardless of previous experience in group and/or therapy.
This group is closed, which means that new members may join only at specific times or under certain circumstances.
*There are 8 spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. A 45-minute initial intake is the first step ($30).
Mental health professional
Facilitator: Rebecca Gerstein, LCSW has a private practice in Manhattan, where she specializes in grief and loss for people in their 20s and 30s. Her passion is to help people grow in life after loss. Rebecca is a LGBTQI* affirming, anti-racist/anti-oppressive, body positive therapist.