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Gberger - Because of Katie

Gberger - Because of Katie | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Katie passed away from cancer at the age of 12 on August 16, 2007, and this is where I write my way through my days.

 

 

  http://abundantlivingaftercatastrophe.wordpress.com/

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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, 2015:

 

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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Dose of Reality: A mother’s warning after her son’s overdose death: “Now he’s just a statistic”

Dose of Reality: A mother’s warning after her son’s overdose death: “Now he’s just a statistic” | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

IXONIA -- There is an epidemic sweeping the state of Wisconsin -- and anyone, no matter what age, gender or level of income can fall victim.  Lesa Treuden knows that all too well.

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When A Loved One Dies Of Overdose, What Happens To The Family? : NPR

When A Loved One Dies Of Overdose, What Happens To The Family? : NPR | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

... thousands of parents have lost sons and daughters across the country to an epidemic of accidental drug overdoses. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the total number of deaths from heroin overdose increased by six times from 2001 to 2014. For these parents, support can be scarce — and the grief can be complicated.

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The Reality of Growth and Grief: where the hell is my rainbow? - What's Your Grief

The Reality of Growth and Grief: where the hell is my rainbow? - What's Your Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Many of us are so sensitive and vulnerable in our grief that encountering the wrong growth-related sentiment at the wrong time can make us want to shut ourselves off from such ideas forever.

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How Silicon Valley is dealing with mental illness

How Silicon Valley is dealing with mental illness | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Austen Heinz committed suicide less than a year ago. His sister hopes it will spark some serious discussions about why entrepreneurs are more prone to mental health issues.

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My New Reality, Not My New Normal

My New Reality, Not My New Normal | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
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Believe me when I confess that my reality is that complete happiness and peace are no longer available to me in this lifetime. It is unrealistic to expect me to overcome the loss of my child.

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Anthem

Anthem | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

  I have not written for awhile. Like all who have lost before me, I know now that surviving my girl gets harder for awhile before it gets easier. I knew I would survive once I chose to survive, but I needed time to accept my sadness and this loneliness for Camila that stays with me like a toothache. 

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Brightest Star - A Mother's Grief

Brightest Star - A Mother's Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Nobody knows what tomorrow might bring and sadly tomorrow is never guaranteed for any of us.

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A Son Lost In '3 1/2 Minutes' — And A Tragic Anniversary For His Parents

A Son Lost In '3 1/2 Minutes' — And A Tragic Anniversary For His Parents | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

On Monday night, HBO will air the documentary "3 & 1/2; Minutes, 10 Bullets," about the murder of Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, Fla., at the hands of Michael Dunn, who objected to the volume of the music Davis was listening to. 

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Article in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/23/jordan-davis-parents-justice-reform-fight-hbo-film

 

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Grateful and Grieving

There are some who believe that positive thinking and gratitude are the answer to most of life’s ailments. And perhaps it is the answer for most of them. But is it possible to be both grateful and grieving?

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Nohemi Gonzalez: A Bright Light Killed By ISIS

Nohemi Gonzalez: A Bright Light Killed By ISIS | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Nohemi Gonzalez, who was killed in the attack on Paris, was full of light—the very opposite of the young men who were on a suicide mission that night.
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Story of Nohemi Gonzalez on NPR: http://www.npr.org/2015/11/16/456174748/calif-college-student-killed-in-paris-attacks-mourned-by-friends-relatives

 

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Meet the Woman Who Guides Parents Through Their Darkest Days

Meet the Woman Who Guides Parents Through Their Darkest Days | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Joanne Cacciatore has what many would find to be an unbearable calling: to help counsel parents through their grief after the death of a child. As a professor of social work at Arizona State University, the Sedona resident and mother of four grown kids — and one stillborn — is a top expert in the field
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Heroin Just Killed My Baby

Heroin Just Killed My Baby | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Heroin addiction has ruined our family. The day my 15-year-old son, Brendan, took his first hit, he changed my life. Yes, not just his, but mine too. And not just mine, everyone who loved him.

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The On Coming Alive Project | Scribbles & Crumbs

The On Coming Alive Project | Scribbles & Crumbs | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Stories of rising from the ashes and coming alive. Join the movement #oncomingalive.
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My Two Sons -- Having a Child After Loss

My Two Sons -- Having a Child After Loss | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

I have two sons. They are little carbon copies of their older sister, from their blonde locks to their bright blue eyes. They share the same flirty smile and deep dimples....They're brothers, yet they've never met.

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Surviving the Emotional Chaos of Grief

Surviving the Emotional Chaos of Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

If someone had told me, 10 years ago, that I would be writing about grief, I wouldn't have believed them.


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Portraits Of Those Killed By Heroin Bring Healing And Awareness

Portraits Of Those Killed By Heroin Bring Healing And Awareness | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Heroin and other opioid overdoses are projected to kill 400 people in New Hampshire this year. Many of them are young. And now one mom is painting portraits of those who overdosed.
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A year without Jackie; After losing a daughter to heroin overdose, family stresses need for more resources for addicts

A year without Jackie; After losing a daughter to heroin overdose, family stresses need for more resources for addicts | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Life without Jackie

“Hell.”

Her mother sums up the last year with that single word.

“I am devastated all the time. Sometimes I just can’t do anything,” she said. “My mind is going around in so many directions that I have to sit back and grab ahold of myself.”

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StoryCorps

StoryCorps | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Home alone with his sister, Sean Smith, then 10, stumbled upon a .38 revolver. In a single cataclysmic moment, Smith's sister was dead — and in all the years since, he hasn't lived the accident down.

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How Mary Berry kept her family together after her son's death

How Mary Berry kept her family together after her son's death | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Mary Berry, 80, was determined to keep her family together after losing William (right, aged 5) in 1989. She says despite her grief she has 'the most wonderful memories and lives with it.'

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A moment that changed me - the death of my sister and the grief that followed | Emma Dawson

A moment that changed me - the death of my sister and the grief that followed | Emma Dawson | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
When my 32-year-old sister died of cancer the grief hit me like a freight train
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Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks

Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
French President Francois Hollande said the attacks in Paris targeted "youth in all its diversity," killing at least 129. Here are some of their stories:
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Everything Doesn't Happen For A Reason

Everything Doesn't Happen For A Reason | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

So I’m going to repeat a few words I’ve uttered countless times; words so powerful and honest they tear at the hubris of every jackass who participates in the debasing of the grieving:

Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried. 

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After My Daughter's Death, On Guilt and Apologies

After My Daughter's Death, On Guilt and Apologies | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
In the year since cancer took my little girl's life, I find myself saying 'I'm sorry,' for both the inability to save her and for surviving her death.
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