Loss of a child through Substance Abuse - and - Living Life Fully

August 6, 2009
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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Episode Description

Julie Lange lost her youngest son, Justin, at age 16, in 1993 to suffocation while sniffing nitrous oxide. Her story is a healing journey through tragedy and loss into a life of unexpected joy and richness. Julie is the author of Life Between Falls: A Travelogue Through Grief and the Unexpected. www.lifebetweenfalls.com Ira Byock is a physician specializing in hospice care and is currently the Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is the author of Dying Well, and The Four Things That Matter Most.

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.

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