Kendall district plans ‘Evening of Healing’ on Jan. 16

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 10 December 2017 at 4:03 pm

KENDALL – An “Evening of Healing” is planned for Jan.16 and will include a table discussion where participants will gain knowledge of local resources to support and understand those who may be struggling with the sudden and traumatic loss of a loved one, Kendall Central School administrators said in a news release.

Discussion will address mental health issues and touch upon loss from suicide and unexpected loss, such as from accidents or unforeseen health issues.

“Sadly, so many of our families are in crisis and the holiday season can add additional stress,” said Julie Christensen, Kendall Central School superintendent.

Kendall has invited other local school districts to take part.

The event is open to anyone who wishes to attend and not limited to Kendall residents, she said.

The Evening of Healing will facilitate conversation in support of, “one another in our efforts to learn positive ways to cope with sudden, traumatic loss and to foster resiliency and mental wellness,” the release said.

Education on how to support oneself or others who may be struggling with challenges associated with sudden loss will be a part of the event as well as a panel of experts engaging in conversations on healing, support, education, hope and recovery. Those attending will also be able to familiarize themselves with available resources.

The event is appropriate for ages 12 to adult and is a collaborative effort between state, local community leaders and the Kendall Central School District. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required.  To pre-register, contact the Kendall Central Schools District Office at 659-2741 or email your intent to Refreshments will be served.

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