Understanding The Suicide Grief Journey: A Mother's Perspective

  • Friday, September 28, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Insight Treatment Program, 769 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103
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Glendale Area Mental Health Professionals Association

And Insight Treatment Center



  Understanding The Suicide Grief Journey:

A Mother's Perspective

Susan Auerbach, Ph.D., Presenter & Author

A Presentation Based on the Book: I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach: A Mother’s Quest for Comfort, Courage and Clarity After Suicide Loss



Topic Description  

Written by a mother who lost her 21-year-old son to suicide, "I'll Write Your Name on Every Beach" deals with the themes of suicide loss through the lens of the author’s personal grief. Addressing the process in Positive Psychology of post-traumatic growth, this memoir provides the bereaved with mind-body exercises and creative activities to help them come to terms with their loss.

Although it deals directly with losing a child, much of the content pertains to grief generally, especially complicated grief after a sudden death, and thus provides comfort to any reader who has lost a close one to suicide or anyone interested in young people struggling with mental health. Organized thematically, the book addresses the many issues and stages involved in the grieving process and ends each chapter with a variety of beneficial yoga, breathing and therapy activities. This allows readers to dip in and out of the book, and go at their own pace—replicating the fact that grief is not a linear journey but an iterative one that goes back and forth. This book is a lifeline for anyone struggling to process loss.



Susan Auerbach, Ph.D., is a suicide loss survivor, trained in suicide awareness, gate-keeper crisis intervention, and bereavement group facilitation. She is a Professor of Education at California State University, Northridge, blogger for Walking the Mourner’s Path After a Child’s Suicide, and serves on the Advisory Board of Survivors After Suicide, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Center, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Network.


Program Schedule 

Friday, September 28, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

and Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Presentation: 12-1 p.m.
Opportunities for book purchase, author signing, and agency tour: 1-1:30 p.m.


Event Location

Insight Treatment Program
769 N. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91103


Lunch/Refreshments Included



Pre-Registration On-Line Is Required

Space is Limited, Register Today!

$15 for GAMHPA Members, $25 for Non-Members Includes Lunch

1.0 CEU for LMFTs and LCSW's (PCE 5187)
(Sorry, no CEUs for psychologists)

Registrants who do not attend or fail to request a refund one week prior to the event will be charged the full fee.


For Further Information and Questions, Contact:

Mary Ann Aronsohn, L.M.F.T.     (626) 441-5131     m.aronsohn@att.net

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