Virtual Book Signing

Join us for a conversation and virtual book signing with Dr. Mari Nardolillo-Dias '70 on May 11th at 7:30pm EST to discuss her book "Grief Speak: Stories of Loss".

A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the Class of 1970 Endowed Scholarship.  

In the news: GriefSpeak: Revisiting High School as An Author – by Dr. Mari Dias (posted on RI News Today, May 7, 2021)

Dr. Mari Dias is a nationally board-certified counselor, holds a Fellow in Thanatology, and is certified in both grief counseling and complicated grief. Dias is a certified death doula, and has a Certificate in Psychological Autopsy.

She is Professor of Clinical Mental Health, Master of Science program, Johnson & Wales University. Dias is the director of GracePointe Grief Center, in North Kingstown, RI. Dias graduated from St. Mary Academy - Bay View in 1970.

"In her GriefSpeak series, Dr. Mari Dias insightfully addresses issues so many of us experience-from the collective trauma of a divided political climate to the uncertainty surrounding our children's unique perspectives, and so much more. Written accessibly and with an ethics of care, this series has something for everyone and is well worth a read."

-Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., author of Shooting Stars.

"Such a needed series of writing for the times in which we live. I appreciate the transparency and introspective approach to Dr. Dias' writing. Please, keep shining your light through your writing."

-Michael Caparrelli, PhD(abd), Author of Pen Your Pain into Parables and The Ox and The Ass.

While grieving and loss is a universal experience, it is also an extremely personal one. Through these writings, Dr. Mari Dias gives the opportunity to view grief through the eyes of others on the same difficult journey any one of us might encounter. Each discussion in the series describes, with compassion, the possibility of facing grief, and healing the body, mind and spirit at the same time. Done this way, it is an especially thoughtful application for today."

-Gabrielle Doucet, RN, MHC, author of Let Go and Let Love; Survivors of Suicide Loss Healing Handbook