Get the Support You Need, and Learn the Strategies to Cope

Dealing with Grief During the Holidays:
Survive Suicide Loss

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Will you be going through the holidays without your loved one? 

You're not alone - so you don't have to do it alone. Grief is a process that can't be done by yourself; we all need to be there to support each other - and that's exactly what Dealing with Grief During the Holidays is about. Dealing with Grief During the Holidays is a free, two-day virtual summit designed with you in mind. On December 10-11, we'll provide you the tools and strategies that you need to cope with the pain of the loss of your loved one throughout the holidays. 


✅ Nationally and Internationally Known
Grief and Mental Health Experts

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Allan is a mental health advocate, international keynote speaker, and best-selling author of four books. His writing has been published in countless national magazines and he has been featured on several television and radio programs. He has also instructed various mental health related courses at the college level and spent years working as an addiction counselor and clinical case manager. Allan is one of Canada’s most sought-after speakers when it comes to the topic of mental health and wellness. He has stood on more than 500 stages and is recognized for his engaging style and captivating approach.

Having persevered through his own mental health issues and addictions, Allan speaks from a place of experience. His moving stories tug on heartstrings, inspire a new perspective, and allow people to connect with themselves and others at a deeper level. He uses humor and compassion to create a safe space where people feel seen, heard, and supported. Allan has developed a genuine appreciation and passion for learning and working with Indigenous people and communities. This has played a key role in his own recovery and these cultural teachings can be found in his presentations. Allan currently resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He shares his life with his beautiful wife, four boys, four dogs, and a tank of fish.

Allan Kehler - Keynote Speaker

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Mental Health Expert & Best-Selling Author




Khara Croswaite Brindle is passionate about giving people aha moments that create goosebumps and catalyze powerful action. Khara is honored to serve young adult professionals in her work in mental health and higher education with an emphasis on healing perfectionist trauma and supporting personal growth. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and owner of Croswaite Counseling, PLLC, a group private practice in Denver, Colorado. Khara is also proud to speak on suicide prevention since 2017, including her trainings for mental health and school professionals as well as the creation of her CACS Suicide Risk App.

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Licensed Professional Counselor &
Mental Health Advocate



I’m Jill D’Arpino from After my son’s suicide on Dec 27th, 2014, I began a very lonely dark journey that triggered depression, passive suicidal ideation, and PTSD for me. I am now a mental health advocate.

My dominant intention is to share my story and the lessons I’ve learned and what I did to stay alive, to bring awareness to the signs of depression in children and what others who don’t suffer can do to help those that do. Untreated depression is the #1 cause of suicide. It is the only illness that we blame the person who has it.

There is nothing like having someone who can relate to and who knows and understands the pain. There is a difference between real raw experience. I don’t need a Ph.D. etc. to be qualified to speak about this topic.

Jill D'Arpino

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Founder of
Mental Health Advocate

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Kelli didn’t grow up with plans of becoming The Grief Guru but life had other plans. She started her journey with grief after losing her mom to suicide in 2017. Just a year later she lost her son Quintin to an accidental drug overdose in July of 2018. She discovered keys to accelerate her healing in the midst of this back-to-back trauma in her life and decided they must be shared. Kelli has since become a speaker, author, and coach. She shares her personal story as well as the process she used to recover from loss in her book titled; You’re Not Crazy, You’re Grieving. She also established the organization called The Grief Guru, where she and other coaches offer individual and group coaching to restore hope and accelerate healing for those who have experienced loss.

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"The Grief Guru" - Grief Coach & Author

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Peggy Green is a mother, grief coach, author  and speaker  overcoming  odds of the death of two children, one in an accident the other by suicide. Her mission is to make an impact and help others grieving the loss of a child, especially to those by suicide. Her Amazon bestselling book, , Life After Child Loss: The Mother’s Survival Guide to Cope and Find Joy, and her Thursday Thought’s, helps hundreds in their grief journey. Her passion is to share her Grief to Hope: Find Peace, Joy and Happiness Program, which is how she personally overcame her losses. She offers realistic and applicable practices that helps others to heal. She is a Colorado native who loves being outdoors. She lives in Highlands Ranch, close to her family. Peggy holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Marketing and Exercise Science. She is inspiring and a true example that there is hope after child loss by suicide. Peggy has donated blood almost 100 times.

Peggy Green - Host

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"Thee Grief Specialist" - Author, Speaker, and Grief Coach



India is the founder and publisher of stress management site and an active volunteer advocate for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention since September 2020. She became a certified suicide interventionist by Curtin University after the suicide of a younger relative in August 2020. She currently enrolled with the National Academy of Sports Medicine to design fitness programs that target stress. 

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Founder of
Certified Suicide Interventionist

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Karen Carreira, MA, LMHC, is a mental health and suicide prevention educator, advocate, speaker, and clinician with over 20 years’ experience in the human service field. She serves on the Massachusetts Board of Directors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and on the executive committee for her local suicide prevention coalition (PVCSP). She lost her 15-year-old son, Nathan, to suicide in March of 2018 and has since focused her work and advocacy to raise awareness and create opportunities for critical conversations and system changes in schools and communities in Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont.

Karen Carreira, MA, LMHC

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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Specialist

AFSP MA Board of Directors, Advocacy Co-Chair

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Since the tragic loss of her fiancé to suicide in 1991, and her “30-year silence” on the subject suicide loss, Nancy has wrestled with the way society talks about the LOST and fails to support those left behind. The loss of her Doberman: Golda the Iron Lady in 2017 motivated her to enroll in the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and become a Certified Professional Coach specializing in Grief and Loss. Nancy volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as a Healing Conversations volunteer. Nancy has worked in a healthcare setting since 1988 as research clinician specializing in rheumatology and autoimmune disorders.

Nancy Green

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Research Clinician
Certified Professional Grief & Loss Coach


✅ 8 Info-Packed Sessions

Day 1 (Friday, December 10): 

9:00 am - "Lessons Learned from Suicide: Rise from the Ashes" with Keynote Speaker Allan Kehler


9:30 am - "5 Steps to Enjoying the Holidays While Honoring Your Loved One" with Nancy Green

10:00 am - "The Part That Is About You: Recentering Your Identity During Grief and Loss" with India Celeste

10:30 am - "I Don't Feel Very Merry" with Jill D'Arpino

Day 2 (Saturday, December 11): 

9:00 am - "The Stress of Suicide: Reducing Fear through Caring Connection" with Kahra Croswaite


9:30 am - "Finding Meaning in Your Grief Journey" with Karen Carreira

10:00 am - "What to Reduce, Remove, and Increase during the Holiday Season in order to Preserve Energy and Promote Healing" with Kelli Nielsen

10:30 am - "The Blueprint to Surviving Suicide Loss: 3 Steps to Move from Grief to Hope" with Host Peggy Green

Online Meeting

All from the comfort and convenience
of your home or office!




Peggy's lovely, approachable, down-to-earth style means you will be in safe, trusting hands with Peggy when you are ready to move forward in your grief.


This journey is very personal and individual - and Peggy gets this, and her assistance will help anyone struggling with grief.

JOHN BREWER, Executive Program Developer, The Conference Board of Canada

As a conference designer for close to 30 years, Allan is among the most memorable because his talks have an impact. He exhibits qualities that make for a great experience: He speaks from the heart, he is a great story teller, and he has an important message that everyone should hear. In short Allan cares and it shows.


Nancy puts her Heart into her practice and guides transformation in times when it's most needed. I highly recommend her.

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