New York, New York and San Francisco, California ( release-news ) November 9, 2010 - Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley, on their nationally syndicated radio program, the â€œOpen to Hope Show,â€ will announce the launch of their new website, http://opentohope.com.
The Open to Hope Foundation http://opentohope.com is a web-based bereavement community founded by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley in memory of their son and brother, Scott. Open to Hope has launched a new state-of-the-art interactive web site. This content-rich site has extensive archives: over 500 radio programs, 2,500 articles, 100 YouTube videos, and numerous first-person stories that offer support for those who have suffered a loss.
"The site is unique," says Dr. Gloria Horsley. "It gives the bereaved a heart-based resource where both they and those working in the field of grief and loss can share their stories and their expertise." The Open to Hope site also gives professionals and students a window into the world of the bereaved, she said.
"We're excited about the launch," added Dr. Heidi Horsley. "We want to provide a virtual community where people can go 24/7 to connect, get help, and reach out to others, as they find hope again."
What Open to Hope website visitors say:
"I come to this website every day looking for understanding from the only people who truly know the feelings of losing a child, those who have gone through this pain." -- Jo, whose 34-year-old daughter died in a car accident
"I am so glad for this website. I read the posts and almost fell outta my chair because these are the same feelings that Iâ€™ve said out loud to myself." -- Linda, whose 35-year-old husband died of cancer
"Wow. I feel incredibly lucky today for having found your site. My mother died exactly one month ago today of a sudden stroke. You have given me hope." -- Alex, whose 65-year-old mother died
About Dr. Heidi Horsley
Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, MSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She is also author of â€œTeen Grief Reliefâ€ and â€œReal Men Do Cryâ€. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University.
About Dr. Gloria Horsley
Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She serves The Compassionate Friends as a Board Director. She is co-author of â€œTeen Grief Reliefâ€ and â€œReal Men Do Cry.â€ She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.
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