Grief After Suicide: Finding Hope and Healing with Jack Jordan, Ph.D.


Location: Southwood Lutheran Church (4301 Wilderness Hills Blvd., Lincoln)

Cost: Free to attend, but pre-registration is required due to limited seating.


Thank you to our partners, HoriSun Hospice Community Foundation, Lincoln/Lancaster County LOSS Team, and Lincoln/Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition. 

The suicide of someone significant can have a profound and sometimes devastating impact on the family and friends left behind. This workshop will draw on the presenter’s years of experience as a grief counselor specializing in work with suicide loss survivors to describe the remarkable pathways of healing that survivors can travel. At the end of this workshop, people who are grieving the loss of someone significant to suicide, those who wish to support a grieving survivor, and professional caregivers such as therapists and clergy who are working with suicide loss survivors will be able to: 

• Identify at least five common themes in bereavement after suicide. 

• Identify common myths about the grieving process. 

• Describe principles of self-help for survivors of suicide loss. 

• Recognize when professional help is needed in the grieving process after a suicide. 

John (Jack) Jordan is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island where he has specialized in work with survivors of suicide and other traumatic losses for more than 45 years. He is the Clinical Consultant for the Grief Support Services of the Samaritans in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Professional Advisor to the Loss and Healing Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.) He is Co-chair of the Survivors of Suicide Loss Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. 

For over 45 years, Jack has also provided training nationally and internationally for professional caregivers, and has helped to lead many healing workshops for suicide loss survivors. Jack has published over 50 clinical and research articles, chapters, and full books in the areas of the practice of grief therapy, bereavement after suicide, support group models, the integration of research and practice in thanatology, and loss in family and larger social systems.

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