People from across southern Oregon came together for support and remembrance at the Smullin Health Center in Medford. The event featured screenings of documentaries about healing from the loss of a loved one. A panel of survivors including NBC5’s own Blakely McHugh shared their own stories of loss and how to cope and heal.
“It’s about bringing people together really in a sacred place, a place that’s safe to honor their loved ones and be given some hope and how we can handle grief,” said Christine Hunter Robertson, a volunteer with Winterspring. “When we come together and remember, there’s a comradery and support.”
If you have lost someone close to you and would like to reach out to the organization, call 541-552-0620.
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Texting is also available at 741-741 at any time to be connected to a crisis counselor.