AFTERMATH OF SUICIDE: THEN AND NOW

July 6, 2006
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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SINCE THE SUICIDE OF HIS 19 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER ERIN IN 1987, BOB BURT HAS RUN THE GAUNTLET OF EMOTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEATH OF A CHILD. SHORTLY AFTER ERIN DIED BOB FOUND HIS WAY TO COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS AND THE JOURNEY BEGAN. OVER THE YEARS BOB HAS BEEN A CHAPTER LEADER, REGIONAL CO-ORDINATOR AND HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER SPEAKER,HAVING SPOKEN AT 5 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL CONFERENCES, he has appeared on several TELEVISION SHOWS and a NATIONALLY famous MUSIC VIDEO FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION ( "HOLD ON" BY GOOD CHARLOTTE ). IN RECENT YEARS Bob has BEEN A MEMBER OF THE OUTREACH GROUP TEEN-LINE HAVING PRESENTED TO OVER 30,000 TEENS,POLICE OFFICERS, TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS IN SOUTHERN California

Open to Hope

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.

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Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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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