EricsHouse
-October Newsletter-
Fundraiser Edition
Please join us on WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 10.10.20 from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm pacific time, for EricsHouse 2020 Fundraiser! We appreciate your love and support to continue to help those who have been impacted by suicide, substance, and sudden losses.

-The EricHouse Team
A Message From Our Board Chairman- Patty Kincaid
Hello, Friends of EricsHouse!  

As you may have gathered from the recent mailings and social media posts, EricsHouse is in the middle of a full-court press to spread the word about our commitment to grief support after a traumatic loss!

Our upcoming event is called EricsHouse 2020 Friends and FundRaiser because we want to grow. We need more friends! The more who learn about our services, the more loss survivors we can support. The statistics show that almost everyone we know has been affected in some way by suicide, alcohol, or drugs. Our members tell us all the time that EricsHouse provided a safe place to grieve, a community of support that was different than anything else they had experienced, and gave them hope that they could move forward.

We also need to raise funds to expand the training of new Grief Specialists and outreach into the community. Your donations and those of your friends and family will help us grow our team of caring, compassionate providers and increase the number of members we can support. Our commitment to serving loss survivors extends outside of the Phoenix area, and we hope to expand our online grief support and physical locations nationwide in the coming year.

Please join us and invite others to our virtual event on Saturday, October 10th, from 1:00 pm -5:00 pm pacific time.  Hear from our Founder, Marianne Gouveia, and many of our Loss Survivors as they share their inspiring stories. We have exciting raffle items, and we'll have a live session with our friend and amazing Evidential Medium, Melinda Vail. Local chef and cookbook author, Jan D'Atri, will teach us how to make Amish Friendship Bread Starter so we can honor our loved ones while baking! Closing out our celebration will be 99.9 KEZ Morning Host, Beth McDonald, creating a beverage just for EricsHouse! 

Don't miss the fun! Join us here on Saturday, 10/10, at 1pm pacific time.  https://givebutter.com/EricsHouse2020
  
As always, we couldn't do this without you. Thank you!  

Warmest regards,
Patty Kincaid
Board Chairman
MAKE SURE TO WATCH SPECIAL SEGMENTS WITH 
MELINDA VAIL, JAN D'ATRI, AND BETH MCDONALD!
Arizona's #1 Evidential Medium Melinda Vail
Celebrity Chef & Brand Ambassador
Jan D'Atri
Morning Show Host 99.9 KEZ
Beth McDonald
EricsHouse is making a difference in the lives of those who have been impacted by suicide, substance, and sudden losses. Below get to know one of our sudden loss survivors
- Mari Marquez.
AND...Don't miss our RAFFLE!
Check out our
AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES!
Find out more about
EricsHouse 2020 Fundraiser at
History of the Opioid Epidemic
Article by: Scottsdale Recovery
Addiction is known to affect a large population worldwide. Though there are various causes of addiction, abusing prescribed medications has become a global issue. Many patients who consume prescribed medications such as opioids continue to use them even after the treatment has ended. This poses a great problem among the medical community as the very drugs which are meant to direct the health of an individual to betterment are being misused to further degrade their health.
Suicide Prevention
Talk To Someone Now
If you’re thinking about suicide, or worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.
1-800-273-8255
Virtual Grief Support Groups for both Men & Women
You don't have to grieve alone.
The EricsHouse Men’s Group is a group of men who meet biweekly virtually, on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm.

We share our grief journeys, day-to-day struggles, and our stories. Mostly we talk, listen, and support each other. 

If you’d like more information please call Greg Eckerman at 480-734-3423, or by email at greg@ericshouse.org.
The EricsHouse Women's Group, will meet biweekly virtually, on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.

If you are experiencing the sudden loss of someone you love especially to addiction or suicide, this group is designed to support your very unique needs. Throughout the session, you will talk with peers who are loss survivors who understand how difficult it is to navigate family and friends after experiencing a sudden, traumatic loss.

If you'd like more information about this group or would like to register for it, please email marisela@ericshouse.org.
Events for October
Sound Healing with Kim Balzan
Wednesday, October 142020 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm at
EricsHouse
LABYRINTH AND GONG
OCTOBER 17
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
AT ERICSHOUSE
Join EricsHouse for a peaceful walk through our labyrinth with the sound of the Gong.
Special Fall Event!
Join evidential medium, Melinda Vail, for a 1 on 1 virtual private reading on October 17, 2020.
Limited spots available.
Grief Support for Men
Greg Eckerman is a co-founder of EricsHouse, which is named after his stepson Eric. He is an Aerospace Engineer by training and a practicing Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, consulting companies in a wide variety of industries, world-wide. Greg facilitates the EricsHouse Men’s Group and is in training as a Grief Companion.

Greg can be reached at: greg@ericshouse.org
Grief Companioning
EricsHouse is looking for more Grief Companions.
If you are someone who would like to make a difference in someone's life, then reach out to Jean Nictakis to become a Grief Companion with EricsHouse.

These are FREE Virtual Trainings. Please email jean@ericshouse.org for more information.

Inspiration for October
In addition to providing grief support after a loss and holistic support as part of our Integrative Grief Care model, we offer several alternative therapies to support emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. We work with individuals who have lost someone they love unexpectedly with a specialization in suicide and substance losses.