In December of 2019 I lost my precious 19 year old son to suicide without warning. I was devastated to say the least.

A few short weeks later I was referred to Healing to the Max from a friend who’d heard of this program. They had just started their first 12 week intense session. I called Jill, one of the cofounders of the group and inquired about joining the group. She spent 2 hours on the phone with me, walking beside me in my deepest time of need. I knew after that call that this was the group for me and I aspired to be like her as my journey progressed. I knew the journey was going to be rough but Jill assured me she would walk by my side.

For someone to be positive and have the will to live after such a devastating loss was miraculous to me. She was able to get me in with a makeup session at her house in order to get me caught up on the program as two sessions had happened already and I was desperate to start. I truly believe it changed the trajectory of my healing journey and honestly believe this program saved my life.

The road has still been extremely hard since the program but I now have many tools in my tool belt to help me through the tougher days. Also, I’ve made some life long friends through this tragedy that I’ve met through the program. The comfort of people that walk this path with me and do so with no judgement holds me up at times when I’d been barely treading water.

I’m beyond grateful to Healing to the Max for showing me there is a way to survive with joy and pain together. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve lost someone to suicide. For that I’m terribly sorry. But you’ve definitely come to the right place for help. 

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