Blog: Help For Local People Affected by the Tragedy at Sandy Hook

Free support group is available to help those having trouble understanding and processing the tragedy in Sandy Hook and Oregon.

I am offering free services on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. in my office if you want to process the recent tragedies in Sandy Hook and Oregon.  I am a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist located in Pasadena, CA (see web page).  I am also a crisis responder for the American Red Cross, a certified bereavement facilitator and specialize with trauma and grief.

We are witnessing how this event has affected so many of us and coming together as a community to talk would be a start to healing. There are so many giving, wonderful people in our area that are demonstrating shock, dismay, and want to find a way to help. I believe getting together to remind ourselves of the good in the world is important right now. The holidays already bring up so many feelings of loved ones no longer with us and now with this event I hope you seek support and talk and perhaps by talking we get to a place of not feeling so out of control and find ways to take action. Thank you, Joanne Koegl


Please call me at 626-792-0773 if you are interested in coming in.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

ROBERT E. FISHBACK December 17, 2012 at 04:17 AM
I dont know you, but so what. This is a very kind offer and one so needed. It seems this tragedy has tapped into a huge amount of pent up feelings of lonliness and need to talk. There is allot of mean out there, so be prepared for snide remarks. You need to google "I want to know what love is by Foreigner" You will see what I mean. bob


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »