The Garden to Host Documentary Film, Panel Discussion About Experience of Grief

NORTHAMPTON — Although grief is an inevitable, universal human experience, it’s one that most people ignore until it confronts them head-on. The Garden, a Center for Grieving Children & Teens, aims to change that discussion.

On Thursday, June 24 from 6 to 7:30 pm, the Garden will host Speaking Grief, a documentary film about the experience of grief, followed by a live panel discussion featuring Dr. Jonathan Schwab, a pediatrician at Northampton Area Pediatrics; Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Shelly Bath Lenn; and a grieving family.

This event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, visit or call (888) 554-4234. All who register will receive a Zoom link to access the film and panel discussion.

The Speaking Grief documentary film was produced by WPSU Penn State with philanthropic support from the New York Life Foundation. The Garden, a Center for Grieving Children & Teens, is a program of the Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice.