Highmark Caring Place And PA Family Support Alliance To Hold Forum For Families Grieving The Loss Of Loved Ones From Opioid Addiction

Highmark Caring Place and PA Family Support Alliance to Hold Forum

(Harrisburg, PA) – Forum for Families Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones from Opioid Addiction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (September 12, 2017) – The Highmark Caring Place and Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) will present a special forum for families coping with the overdose death of a loved one on Wednesday, September 20, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Highmark Caring Place at 3 Walnut Street in Lemoyne, Pa.

The program will offer information, support, and personal stories of coping after the death of a loved one due to overdose. It will also provide an understanding of grief from the perspective of those who have experienced the tragedy of overdose death.

WHO: Terri Bowling, child grief specialist, Highmark Caring Place; Beth Bitler, program director, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance; Terry and Lori Mishler, founders of Sara’s House of Hope; families who have lost loved ones to substance use disorder

WHAT: Forum for Families Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones from Opioid Addiction

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. – Noon

WHERE: Highmark Caring Place, 3 Walnut Street, Lemoyne, Pa.

NOTE: Due to the sensitivity of the subject matter, media are asked to please work with event organizers to identify families willing to speak about their loss. Several families in attendance have agreed to speak and we will put you in touch with them. Thank you for your cooperation.

The forum is free of charge and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  To register, email [email protected].  For questions or more information, call PFSA at 717-238-0937 or Highmark Caring Place at 866-613-4673.


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