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Lunch ‘N’ Learn Professional Webinar: A Suicide Loss Survivor's Hindsight and Hope

September 22, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Central)

Registration Fee:  $10 (payment must be made online at time of registration)

Format:  You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar and instructions a few days prior to the training, if your registration fee has been paid. The email will come from or so please be sure to add these email addresses to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.

Presenter: Linda Pacha, JD, Author/Founder and President of Nick's Network of Hope


Overview: Linda will share her son's story of life and death, as explained through the objectives listed. Linda will present risk factors and warning signs for suicide, and while doing so, share real-life examples from her son's life. Linda will also share her family's hindsight and give tips from what they learned going through this tragic experience, including common misconceptions surrounding suicide and stigma.

Learning Objectives:

  • To provide my son's story (bullied and problems fitting in with peers, possible Asperger's, and then suicide).
  • To teach some of the risk factors and warning signs of suicide, providing real-life examples from son's life.
  • To provide the audience with my family's hindsight from our experience, sharing tips from what we learned.
  • To explain our grief process and what helped in our healing.
  • To teach others practical ways they can make the world a kinder place.

Continuing Education Credits:

2.0 CEU’s are available for LCSW, LCPC, LSW, LPC, and QIDP

All other professionals are encouraged to check with their respective licensing boards for questions about whether this workshop meets criteria for continuing education credits.

Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete. Evaluations open within 2 business days post-event and remain open for 10 days. All attendees MUST complete the online evaluation in order to receive a CEU certificate, no exceptions. Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed. This process takes approximately 3 weeks following the event. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The registration fee is non-refundable.


Professional development workshops are sponsored by a partnership between the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park TownshipRiveredge Hospital, and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.