Lough Derg will hold a special day of retreat focusing on living with the aftermath of suicide on Wednesday 21 September.
Now in its fourth year, the Living with Suicide day is open to anyone affected or bereaved by suicide, those working in the area of suicide awareness and prevention, those working in schools, clergy working in parishes, or those in emergency medicine.
Speakers on the day will include Geraldine Kennedy, who will share her own personal story on being bereaved by suicide, and Conor McCafferty, co-founder of Zest: Healing the Hurt Ltd in Northern Ireland, who will speak on ‘Grief after Suicide: The Journey of the Bereaved Family’. Conor’s talk will touch on how grief is very individual and it involves active self-care through the acquisition of new skills of caring for yourself after emotional injury. His talk will extend into many other aspects of living with suicide and how to cope with birthdays, anniversaries and much more.
For more information on Lough Derg retreat days, please visit www.loughderg.org.