Speaking Grief


This program features diverse representations of grief through candid interviews with families whose losses range from stillbirth to suicide.  The goal is to create a more grief-aware society by validating the experience of grievers and helping to guide those who wish to support them. 

WGTE Public Media and Good Grief of Northwest Ohio presents
“Let’s Get Better at Grief”

A candid and educational exploration of the universal, yet individual experience of grief.  

WHEN: November 18, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual
COST: Free for the general public, $30 to earn CEUs

This event will include:
8:00 a.m. - Virtual Screening of the documentary Speaking Grief
9:15 a.m. - Remarks from local experts in the field of Grief
10:00 a.m. - Livestream Panel Discussion and Q & A with local experts

Speakers include:
Dorothy Mockensturm - Managing Director, Good Grief of Northwest Ohio
Shana Sadoski - Program Director, Good Grief of Northwest Ohio
Rickisha Lloyd, BA (Psych/Sociology), MS – Therapist
Sister Rachel Nijakowski - Psychologist and Executive Director, The Sophia Center
Dr. Colleen Olszewski - MD Pediatrics, Promedica
This documentary and discussion explores the experience of losing someone in a death- and
grief-avoidant society. Participants will be encouraged to re-think their ideas of what supporting a
grieving person looks like, and that grief is a problem that needs to be “fixed.”

This event is open to the public and is also eligible for CEUs:
•  Program approved by Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
for 3 CEUs, approval #MCST11202122  
•  3.0 CEUs for Educators 
•  3.0 CEUs for Funeral Directors – Program Oe-002736
At point of registration, please indicate your interest in CEUs and you will be contacted prior to the
event about the $30 fee required to process your credits and receive CEU certificate.   

*Registration is required by 5:00 p.m. on November 15, 2020.



Register Here