The Open to Hope Foundation Appoints Barbara Author of 'But I Didn't Say Goodbye' as a Forum Editor
Dr. Gloria Horsley, Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation and Host of "Open to Hope Radio " and Dr. Heidi Horsley, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Open to Hope Foundation and Co-Host of "Open To Hope Radio" announce their new forums.
- (1888PressRelease) October 25, 2011 - New York, New York and San Francisco, California - Drs. Gloria & Heidi Horsley on their nationally syndicated talk radio program the "Open to Hope Show" will announce the launch of their new forums.
A FATHER DIES BY SUICIDE WHILE HIS DAUGHTER IS PREGNANT WITH TRIPLETS
Barbara Rubel lived through a nightmare and now helps others be resilient at Open to Hope Foundation
Those touched by suicide, overdose or homicide now have an opportunity to share their experience with others at the Open to Hope Foundation website. Barbara Rubel has been appointed as a Forum Editor and will be responding to posts.
"All too often people can't afford counselors or drive to support groups and may have friends or co-workers who don't know how to help them," Rubel said. "The Open to Hope Foundation is giving these folks a place to confidentially share their story. Isn't that what we need? A place that allows us to gently open our hearts, and hope, that by doing so, they will gradually heal." Rubel's hope is that visitors to the suicide, overdose and homicide forum will experience positive growth and find meaning in their experience.
The journey Barbara Rubel took to get to the pinnacle of her profession began when her father, a retired New York City Police Officer, died by suicide three weeks before the birth of her triplets. Barbara devoted the first part of her career helping those traumatically bereaved and the second half advancing the health and wellness of professional helpers.
Rubel's book, But I Didn't Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide is a valuable resource for professionals and those touched by traumatic loss. Today as a successful keynote speaker, Rubel has become a leading industry expert on workplace wellness and building resilience.
About Barbara Rubel
Barbara Rubel is the author of But I Didn't Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide (2nd Ed.) and the 30 hour continuing education course book for Nurses, Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Providing compassion during a time of need. Barbara is the co-author of the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime Training Curriculum, Compassion Fatigue. Rubel wrote a chapter in Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal. Visit her website http://www.griefworkcenter.com
About Dr. Heidi Horsley
Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She serves on the National Board of Directors for the Compassionate Friends, http://www.compassionatefriends.org and on the advisory board for TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors of those who died in the military http://www.taps.org/ . She is also author of "Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss," "Teen Grief Relief" and "Real Men Do Cry". She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University in New Orleans.
About Dr. Gloria Horsley
Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She has appeared on "The Today Show" and many other television and radio shows and served on The Compassionate Friends as a National Board Member for 6 years. She is the author of "Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss," "Teen Grief Relief" and "Real Men Do Cry." She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.
Dr. Gloria Horsley
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