The purpose of The Grief Warrior Project (https://www.warrior-project.org) is to save lives, and to help make life worth living for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and/or the completed suicide of someone you love.
Linda Snyder, M.S. has worked in the mental health field for decades, primarily as an administrator, although she also has significant client and direct care experience. It is important to note that although Linda has a Master’s Degree (in the administration of adult education programs), she is not a clinician or therapist, and therefore cannot accept insurances for her support services.
Linda started The Grief Warrior Project in November of 2016, shortly after her beloved husband John suicided after too many years of fighting intense physical pain and mental demons he could not escape. Linda says, “I’m a mental health professional and have taken all the best training in understanding and preventing suicide, yet it wasn’t until my own husband killed himself, that I realized I didn’t understand suicide at all”.
Telephone Support Services.
The worst times for those of us coping with the aftermath of a suicide are late nights and early mornings, when we are all alone, dealing with the crushing grief and guilt that goes hand in hand with the loss of a loved one in this manner.
For that reason, telephone appointments are available during those times, as much as Linda’s schedule allows.
Sessions are 50 minutes each, beginning on the hour, which allows for 10 minutes between sessions for Linda to mentally prepare for the next session, so she can give the best of herself each time a grieving individual calls in.
In the future, we may add credentialed clinicians who can take insurances, although those sessions would necessarily be face-to-face (rather than telephonic) via some format such as Skype or Telehealth, in order to meet insurance industry requirements. In the meantime, Linda’s own personal experience is that telephone supports were often preferred over any kind of face-to-face contact, especially in the early morning or late evening hours being offered through The Grief Warrior Project.
Setting Up Appointments
We’ll be using a format called “Full Slate”. All the background work has been done, but right now we’re waiting to see if it’s actually living and usable. You’ll see that the business name is listed as “ReGroup Business Solutions” which we use for most of our back office operations and insurance credentialing business services. I’ll change that in the future.
The background information section can be found here: https://regroupbusinesssolutions.fullslate.com/
The calendar section, so you can choose your appointment(s) can be found here: https://regroupbusinesssolutions.fullslate.com/services/1
Appointments will be available beginning the week of September 22, and will be as follows. Obviously, these will have to be on a first come, first serve basis!
Mondays – Fridays, 4:00 am and 5:00 am.
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 6:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays, 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
Pricing and Payments.
Pricing and payment are as follows: $40.00 for an individual 50 minute session.
All payments are via PayPal, and must be paid in advance, at the time the appointment is made. Appointments will be confirmed as soon as possible after payment is made. If your appointment is not confirmed within an hour of the time you schedule it for, please text 207.713.0674 to assure you are scheduled.
There are no refunds for “No Shows” or appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice. Appointments cancelled with at least 24 hour notice can be rescheduled with no change in fee, or a refund issued if necessary.
Please note that all sessions are confidential. The only time such confidentiality might be broken is if Linda, or any other support person you might speak with at The Grief Warrior Project, believes you are a danger to yourself or others, in which case a crisis worker and/or 911 will be contacted for your safety or the safety of others.
For more information about Linda or The Grief Warrior Project, please visit https://www.warrior-project.org. We also have a Facebook page (rarely used) and a small Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/) and a Twitter account at https://www.Twitter.com/warriorprojme. It is expected that these will be used more frequently as this service grows.
Thank you for your interest, and I am so very sorry you are also dealing with this nightmare.