Nov 13, 2023
EPISODE 16: Jean and David Marandola join Still Here to discuss the loss of their son as well as his struggles with mental illness. Special emphasis is placed on their grief journey along with how they have both found great support from The Compassionate Friends.
Compassionate Friends website: www.tcfprovidence.com
Oct 5, 2023
EPISODE 15: Kathy Blackburn, a Social Worker with the Interfaith Counseling Center, discusses her work supporting grieving parents. Special emphasis is placed on developing supports, recognizing that people grieve differently, and how counseling can offer valuable insights for those experiencing loss.
Sep 9, 2023
EPISODE 14: Kathi Sullivan discusses the loss of her daughter, Taylor, to an underage drinking incident, as well as how her grief led to action. Significant emphasis is placed on turning tragedy into change, along with detailing supports available to parents who have lost a child due to substance...
Aug 4, 2023
EPISODE 13: Ryan Loiselle, LICSW, and Program Director for FRIENDS WAY, discusses the organization’s efforts addressing children grieving the loss of a significant person in their lives. Special emphasis is placed on the effectiveness of group discussions as well as how young people grieve. Finally, FRIENDS WAY also...
Jul 5, 2023
Host, Bob Houghtaling with Mary Byrne
EPISODE 12: Mary Byrne discusses her beloved daughter, Debbie, who struggled through years of substance abuse after being sexually assaulted as a child. Special emphasis is placed on how Mary has coped with her daughter’s loss by being an advocate for abuse victims as well as the...