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In Memory of my deeply loved son, Graham Louis de Wit : websites and blogs about grief and loss of a child; Ave, Graham, sed non vale.
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We miss you, Graham.

We miss you, Graham. | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

We love you and miss you more every day.

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This is what Graham's sister posted on Instagram on Graham's birthday, January 24th:

 

On January 24, 1989 I became a big sister. On May 22, 2012 my only brother was ripped away from me. But just because Graham died does not mean I am no longer his sister, or that I am an only child. People think talking to a bereaved family member about their loved one is too painful. This is not the case; in fact, we want the opposite. We want you to speak their names, share your memories, and let us know they will never be forgotten. More damage is done with silence. Thank you to all who let us know that you love and remember Graham.

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Sadie's Story: Teen's Parents Shine Light on Suicide, Dark Side of Internet

Sadie's Story: Teen's Parents Shine Light on Suicide, Dark Side of Internet | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
For David and Norma Walker, of Garland, Christmas 2014 started early in the morning just like it does for so many other families.
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A Father's Grief

A Father's Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Roy Davenport hopes sharing his son's story of overdose from fentanyl will encourage state legislators to pass a homicide-by-drug-delivery law.
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In Palo Alto's High-Pressure Schools, Suicides Lead To Soul-Searching

In Palo Alto's High-Pressure Schools, Suicides Lead To Soul-Searching | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The competitive California school district has seen four students take their own lives since October. One junior talks about reactions to the deaths, pressures students face and hopes for the future.
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Still A Mother - Still Standing Magazine

Still A Mother - Still Standing Magazine | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
I dedicate this to each and every mother who lives without her precious child(ren), to every mother who has no living children, and to every woman who longs to be a mother. We see you. We remember you.
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Spending Mother's Day with Ghosts: Mother's Day Grief

Spending Mother's Day with Ghosts: Mother's Day Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

According to tradition, I will spend this Mother’s Day torn between life and death.

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My daughter, who lost her battle with mental illness, is still the bravest person I know

My daughter, who lost her battle with mental illness, is still the bravest person I know | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Six years after being diagnosed with mental illness, just short of her 29th birthday, she took her own life.
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Local mom lobbies for change after daughter dies from heroin overdose - WRIC

Local mom lobbies for change after daughter dies from heroin overdose - WRIC | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
“She was an extremely talented dancer, she was just a bright, outgoing smart girl,” Michelle Traylor said about her daughter Amanda.
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How we talk about a teen's death

How we talk about a teen's death | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
It is way too easy for some, including Chris Conley of WSAU, to write off the lives of nonwhite teens.
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Chris Conley's comments are shocking and disgusting. What do you think?

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Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength'

Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength' | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
A suicide prevention program trains middle and high school students as peer mentors — shaping school culture and behavior around pillars of support.
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Ducking Grief

Ducking Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
After my daughter’s death, I try to lead a mostly normal life, but then there are the encounters that remind me of how fragile I still am.
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No Man's Land

No Man's Land | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Between the time we decided to stop treatment and the time my baby son died, I felt desperately alone — pulled between my ‘cancer family’ still fighting to save their children and the bereaved families on the other side of this battle.
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Kerri's blog: https://keikikai.wordpress.com/

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When Fields Lie Fallow

When Fields Lie Fallow | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

This past Friday night, my congregation celebrated the Graduation of our 12th graders. Religious school Graduation is always a wonderfully inspiring Shabbat evening, and this year was no different. Except that last year, Jonah was there.

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In America's Heartland, Heroin Crisis Is Hitting Too Close To Home

In America's Heartland, Heroin Crisis Is Hitting Too Close To Home | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Midwestern and Southwestern states struggle with an influx of heroin being sold for cheap by Mexican cartels. In one community, a spike in heroin-related deaths has everyone on high alert.
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Collateral Sorrow

Collateral Sorrow | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
In the grip of grief. These are not my boys. This is not my school, my story. Yet, once more, I am holding hurt -- my own, the hurt girls in my school feel, the hurt braided with fear that every parent feels when adolescent illusions of invincibility are dashed.
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Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Struggles With Suicides Among Its Young

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Struggles With Suicides Among Its Young | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Since December, nine people between 12 and 24 years old have killed themselves on the South Dakota reservation, and many others have tried.
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This Mom Is Still Fighting America’s Drug Policy Nearly Two Years After Her Daughter's Death | Thump

This Mom Is Still Fighting America’s Drug Policy Nearly Two Years After Her Daughter's Death  | Thump | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

At 2:30AM on August 31, 2013, Dede Goldsmith got the phone call that every parent dreads. Her 19-year-old daughter Shelley was in the hospital. Shelley had taken some MDMA at a Dada Life show in a Washington D.C. nightclub. After dancing for hours in the hot, crowded room, she suffered a heat stroke and collapsed on her way to buy a bottle of water. She died before the Goldsmiths could get to the hospital.

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Grace-Filled Grief: Rebuilding Myself, With Care, After Losing My Son

Grace-Filled Grief: Rebuilding Myself, With Care, After Losing My Son | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The important lesson for today -- the most important lesson of my existence -- is that given time, even the most unimaginable loss can be an avenue to a new life. Six years later, I am well into the journey down that path....
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'If I Saw My Brother’s Face': McKeesport fifth-grader wins state award for song

'If I Saw My Brother’s Face': McKeesport fifth-grader wins state award for song | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
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5 Lies You Were Told About Grief.

5 Lies You Were Told About Grief. | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
"What if we never ‘get over’ certain deaths, or our childhoods? What if the idea that we should have by now, or will, is a great palace lie? What if we're not supposed to? What if it takes a life time…?
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After a Death, an Extreme Form of Grieving - NYTimes.com

After a Death, an Extreme Form of Grieving - NYTimes.com | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
For some people, a death can produce feelings of loss that become debilitating and remove them from humanity.
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Gestures of Love

Gestures of Love | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Since losing Camila, I sometimes feel that I need to figure out my purpose, not just for my hands, but for my heart.

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This Crappy Club Called Child Loss - Still Standing Magazine

This Crappy Club Called Child Loss - Still Standing Magazine | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Sometimes grief makes me feel like I’m losing my mind. Like my brain has been hijacked.

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Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Bill Jones is thought to have been the first single man to adopt a child in California, back in the 1960s. His son has since died, but despite the loss, Jones says he never regrets adopting his child.
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Dad Aches For Son Killed By Policeman 20 Years Ago

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Heyward Jr. was playing with a toy gun in the stairwell of the housing complex where he lived in Brooklyn when a police officer shot and killed him in 1994.
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