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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Maris Ehlers to Speak Locally About Teen Suicide in Buffalo, Minnesota | Maris Ehlers Photography

CNN was nothing.  Preparing to face a room full of teenagers to talk about the loss and recovery after the suicide of a loved one?  Daunting indeed, but must be done.  

Below is the flyer copy for a talk I will be giving at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota, on February 15th (6:30 p.m.).  Many thank you's to Beth Hane for inviting me.  

If you have lost someone to suicide and are struggling with the reality of it,

Local photographer Maris Ehlers lost her brother Kirk to suicide in 2003, and it forever changed her life.  Kirk’s story has been seen on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and written about on many websites and blogs, and Maris’ goal is to keep Kirk’s legacy alive by reaching out to others affected by the loss of suicide.  Regardless of the reason.  

Join Maris at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church on Wednesday, February 15th, at 6:30 p.m. as she talks about grieving, why youth are at risk, bridging the gap between parents and teens, and what kids NEED to know about their peers. 

Maris will share how her own journey has strengthened her faith in God and her resolve for change. 

“Talking about suicide does not cause them to happen. 
Not talking about it surely does.”

Suicide is never the answer:  If you are feeling hopeless, please call:  1-800-273-TALK

1 comment:

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Wish I could be there. Good luck.