Inspired by Grace

Inspired by Grace is a 501(c)(3) community outreach organization serving Toledo, NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Our primary goal is to reduce stigma and increase awareness of the issue of suicide and the many paths that can lead up to its contemplation, such as mental health and substance use disorders.

Our group is comprised of like-minded individuals from various backgrounds including people in recovery, mental health professionals, law enforcement and county officials, members of faith-based communities, suicide attempt and loss survivors, and family members dealing with the aftermath of addiction or death.

Our mission involves working with a wide variety of agencies, advocates, and groups to educate and empower our community and to help families and individuals find both the peer and professional support they need. Supporting and educating law enforcement and other first responders on the importance of exercising good mental health self-care and utilizing the confidential resources available to them, when needed, is also high on our agenda.

We believe that connection and relatability are some of the key elements of effective prevention education and support programs. Therefore, we place high importance on involving individuals willing to share their own life experiences, while providing a supportive atmosphere with positive and consistent encouragement, that is aimed at inspiring hope and empowering others.

Being able to recognize that someone is troubled or struggling, and then taking the time to reach out to that individual, can make a world of difference in whether they seek treatment and counseling. Understanding factors such as bullying, loss and grief, addiction, loneliness and depression, domestic violence, and abuse can provide insight into what brings people to such a dark place that they see suicide as the only answer.

If you or someone you know needs support or information, or you have an interest in joining us in our prevention efforts, please contact us by email or phone.

You can Find More info on them and info on their once a month Free dinners at

www.facebook.com/WeAreInspiredByGrace

Join them for their Holiday Bazaar Crafter and Vendor show held at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe Street. If interested in a table please contact Laurie at 419-290-7551

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Grace Lutheran Church - Toledo

4441 Monroe St

Please join #InspiredByGrace for a FREE event on Saturday, November 23rd (International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day) where those affected by suicide loss can come together to find hope, help and healing.

(PLEASE NOTE THAT SURVIVORS OF OTHER TYPES OF LOSS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO ATTEND AS WELL)

So many of us suffer alone because of the stigma associated with suicide. Regardless of the way our loved ones have left this earth, we know that their lives mattered and more importantly, they mattered to us, and we love and miss them!

The event will include food, fellowship, resources for dealing with grief, and a short film.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Steve North, Founder, CEO and Pastor of Lifeline Toledo and gracious host of the monthly Lifeline Community Dinner. There is no introduction that I could give for this incredible, compassionate and selfless man that would do him justice, but trust me when I say he does not disappoint an audience!

In addition to his many professional roles, as well as his role as husband and father, Steve is also a survivor of suicide loss. He will share his personal healing journey with us, in the positive, encouraging and uplifting manner he is known for.

Additional guest speakers Mandy and Ron Fisher will share their personal journeys of loss, recovery and hopeā€¦ for without hope, we have NOTHING.

Entertainment will be provided by two incredible local talents, Robbie Clark and Mandy Fisher.

The evening will end with a brief candle lighting & healing service.

You are welcomed and encouraged to bring a picture of your loved one to display during our event. Pictures and stories can also be shared on our facebook page @WeAreInspiredByGrace, or via email at GetInspiredByGrace@gmail.com

For more information or to reserve a free resource table for your organization, please call/text/email:

JAN @ 419.481.1225/GetInspiredByGrace@gmail.com

 
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