Loss of a Wife and Child to Suicide and Premature Birth
November 8, 2007
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley
Abel Keogh is the author of the memoir Room for Two, which is based on Abel’s marriage to his first wife, Krista. In November of 2001 Krista took her own life. At the time Krista shot herself she was seven months pregnant with the couple’s first child. Abel’s daughter, Hope, was born two months premature the day Krista died. Baby Hope lived for nine days. In February of 2003 Abel married Julianna and is currently the father of two boys and a girl. Abel is a writer, editor, and political columnist. His previous fiction and poetry have been published in Rough Draft and Metaphor and Strong Verse. Website abelkeogh.com/room-for-two
Open to Hope
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“Open to Hope” is a show dedicated to those who have suffered a loss. The show is hosted by Dr. Gloria Horsley, Marriage and Family Therapist and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi are published authors and international experts in grief, loss and recovery. Hear bereaved family members and experts share inspirational stories of loss, hope and recovery. Learn what you can do to cope and to establish a new normal. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi dedicate their show to their deceased son, and brother Scott, and to all those who have lost loved ones and are looking for hope. They welcome you to lean on their hope until you have found your own.
Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley
Dr. Gloria Horsley, BSN, MS, MA, CNS, MFT, MIM, Ph.D. is a bereaved parent and has worked in family therapy for 22 years. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities. Dr. Gloria serves The Compassionate Friends in a number of roles, including Board Director and chairperson for TCF’s annual program for professionals. Dr. Heidi Horsley, BS, MS, MSW, Psy.D. is a bereaved sibling and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work where she teaches courses including grief, loss, and bereavement. She holds graduate degrees from Columbia University, Loyola, and University of San Francisco. She also conducts seminars & workshops at The Compassionate Friends annual bereavement conferences.