Bonnie Carroll, Author of the Open to Hope Foundation Receives the “Hero’s Among Us Award”

The Open to Hope Foundation is pleased to announce that Bonnie Carroll, one of the Foundations 150 contributing authors and a past radio show guest has received the prestigious “Hero’s Among Us Award.” Please visit www.opentohope.com to learn more about Bonnie.

Online PR News – 13-May-2009 – – New York, New York and San Francisco, California ( Onlineprnews ) May 12th 2009 -Dr. Heidi Horsley, Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation and Co-Host of the radio show Healing the Grieving Heart and Dr. Gloria Horsley, Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation and Host of the radio show Healing the Grieving Heart are excited to announce that Bonnie Carroll, one of Open to Hope’s contributing author’s and a past radio show guest is being currently featured in People Magazine.

Bonnie Carroll received the People Magazine "Heros Among Us" Award, which honors "ordinary people doing extraordinary things." She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the national Veterans Service Organization providing support and resources for all those affected by the death of a loved one serving in the armed forces. TAPS is the leading grief-support service for military families.

Ms. Carroll served in Baghdad, Iraq as the Deputy Senior Advisor for Programs in the Ministry of Communications. She founded TAPS following the death of her husband, Brigadier General Tom Carroll, in an Army C-12 plane crash in 1992. She is a trained Critical Incident Stress Debriefer, member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and Chairman of the Military Committee of the American Association for Death Education and Counseling. She has authored numerous articles on grief and trauma and appeared on CNN, FOX, NBC’s the Today Show and other programs speaking about military loss.

Bonnie appeared on the radio show Healing the Grieving Heart to discuss “Loss & the Military. To hear this show visit http://www.thegriefblog.com and click on archived shows. “We’re thrilled to have Bonnie as a member of our Open to Hope family of contributing authors. She is an inspiration and a reminder that one person really can make a difference in the world, commented Dr. Gloria Horsley, Host of ‘Healing the Grieving Heart” and Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation, sponsor of “Healing the Grieving Heart” and the Grief Blog.

Healing the Grieving Heart broadcasts every Thursday from 9 AM to 10 AM Pacific Standard Time on The VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Network (http://www.centralpt.com/pageview.aspx?nomenu=1&id=9384&site_id=177).

About Dr. Heidi Horsley

Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, MSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation (http://opentohope.com) and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She is also author of “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry”. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University.

About Dr. Gloria Horsley

Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She serves The Compassionate Friends (thecompassionatefriends.org) in a number of roles, including as a Board Director and frequently serves as a media spokesperson in her dual role as a bereaved parent and professional. She is co-author of “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry.” She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.

Dr. Heidi Horsley
37 West 72nd Street, Suite 1E
NY NY 10023
(646) 269-1662

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646-269-1662