Dr. Debra Holland 8-9 PM

website: http://drdebraholland.com,  Book: The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving

Dr. Debra Holland is a psychotherapist and corporate crisis and grief counselor. She is the author of The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving, which comes out November 1st.

Topics to be discussed (time permitting):

  • Most people don’t want to think about grieving. Why is grief an important topic?
  • Is it best to try to “get over” grief?
  • Do seniors struggle with grief? Is their grief, different from someone who’s younger?
  • Do people grieve different when a death is sudden versus one that is lingering?
  • What kind of other losses cause grief?
  • What are some of the physical symptoms of grief?
  • What do I say to a grieving family member?
  • Is there something I should or shouldn’t say at a funeral.
  • How can I comfort someone who is grieving?
  • Is it best to just “keep busy?”
  • Does time heal the pain of grief?
  • Is there a way to prepare ourselves for the losses we know will come with age?
  • Is there grief because of aging? Because of disability?
  • If I’m grieving, what can I do to help myself?
  • Everyone just wants me to “move on.” What can I say to them to make them understand how I feel?
  • Why do some people avoid those who are grieving?


Dr. Ken Cutrer 8-9 PM

Dr. Cutrer joined the Owen Funeral Home staff in May of 2009.  He has earned degrees at the University of Kentucky (B.A.), Eastern Kentucky University (M.A.), and Ashland Theological Seminary (M.A. and Doctor of Ministry).  He has served at churches in Ohio, Texas, the Cayman Islands and Kentucky and has also taught high school for 19 years.

Topics to be discussed (time permitting):

  • What is grief and how does it affect the body?
  • Are there stages of grief that most people go through?
  • How does grief show itself during and after the loss?
  • What are some ways to deal with grief?
  • How do we deal with people who do not understand our grief?

Related links:

Bereavement (MedlinePlus)

Bereavement and the Grieving Process (About.com)

Grief (Wikipedia)

Quotations about Death

Quotations about Grief

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Carl David 9-10 PM

website: www.carledavid.com, www.askart.com/DDavid

Book: Bader Field: How My Family Survived Suicide (Also available on iTunes.)

Carl David, is a 3rd generation Fine Art Dealer from Philadelphia whose latest book is called, Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide. It is the inspirational story of his family’s journey through the suicide of one of his older brothers and how they survived it.

Topics to be discussed (time permitting):

  • Your latest book, “Bader Field: How My Family Survived Suicide” began as a memoir, homage to your father, but you say it became a much more important work. Could you elaborate?
  • Did you or your family have any clue to your brother’s state of emotional torment?  Any note left or information that was discovered afterward?
  • How did you and your family handle this trauma?
  • How did you get over it?
  • Was writing your book cathartic in a sense?  How long did it take you to complete the book?
  • When your brother took his life; you were sixteen, he was barely twenty three. You lived through it as a brother and a son.  As a father now, how has your perspective changed?
  • Suicide has some stunning statistics. Can you give us some insight on them?
  • You say you want to “Pay It Forward.”  What is it that you hope to do?
  • What is your message and how do you anticipate getting it out there?
  • Whom would you like to reach with your message?
  • Have you been able to get closure?
  • Where is your book available?  How can our listeners get a copy?
  • Do you have a website where folks can have an overview of the book before they buy it?


Geneva Robinson, 9pm-10pm

Geneva Robinson, Clinical Supervisor with The Crisis and Information Center (CIC)  of Seven Counties Services, Inc.  I have been with CIC for close to 20 years, and am a member of the Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group.  I also serve on the Board of the Louisville Metro Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Topics to be discussed (time permitting):

  • What is The Crisis and Information Center?
  • How is the Crisis Center connected to Seven Counties Services, Inc.? What services are offered by Seven Counties?
  • Is suicide a major problem in our area?  What are some of the statistics on suicide in Kentucky?
  • Who is at risk of suicide? Do some groups of people have a higher risk than others?
  • If someone is concerned about a friend or loved one who they feel might be at risk, what should they look for (warning signs)?
  • If someone notices warning signs in a loved one or friend, what should they do?  How should they respond? Is there anything they shouldn’t do?
  • What help is available in our community, both for those at risk and those who care about them?
  • What happens when someone contacts The Crisis and Information Center?
  • Are there services available locally for those who have lost someone to suicide?
  • What are the numbers someone can call for help?

Related links:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (Louisville)

The support group “Survivors of Suicide” is for those who have lost someone to suicide. The meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The meeting is at St. Matthews Episcopal Church at 330 North Hubbards Lane. The group is facilitated by a professional and there is no charge.

Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group

Seven Counties Services, Inc

24-Hour Crisis and Information Center Line:

(502) 589-4313
or 1-800-221-0446
TDD-(502) 589-4259
or 1-877-589-4259

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