Speaking Grief [film screening + discussion]
Tue, Mar 21, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Organized by Helios Care, this brown-bag lunchtime event is a community presentation of the documentary film Speaking Grief, followed by a Q&A led by Kristen Jastremski, LCSW, CT, bereavement counselor at Helios Care.

The Speaking Grief initiative (speakinggrief.org) is working to normalize the universal yet stigmatized human experience of grieving. Speaking Grief explores the transformative experience of losing a family member in a death- and grief-avoidant society. This national public media initiative includes a television documentary, media-rich website, social media campaign, and numerous community engagement events, all aimed at starting a national conversation about grief. Produced by WPSU Penn State with philanthropic support and outreach collaboration from The New York Life Foundation, this initiative seeks to normalize grief through candid interviews and help people become more comfortable with the many faces, forms, and personal experiences of grief.

This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring a packed lunch. Coffee and other refreshments will be served. Donations are welcome to help cover expenses.

Helios Care (helioscare.org) is nonprofit agency that serves the communities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties. The mission of Helios Care is to make life easier for patients and families facing serious illness and end of life by providing choices, dignity, and compassionate care. Helios Care continues to provide support to patient’s families by offering grief counseling, support groups, and community healing programs. Counseling is also available to community bereaved through special programming.