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Running for Kristy

Running for Kristy | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

If you have lost someone in your life, I offer these words and verse (some Kristy's, some mine and others) with the hope it may touch your heart and help you heal.

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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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WRITTEN OFF: The Short, Sad, Beautiful Life of Matt Edwards

WRITTEN OFF: The Short, Sad, Beautiful Life of Matt Edwards | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
A feature documentary challenging the stigma of addiction through personal journals from the last two years of an opiate addict's life.
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Wild Messengers

Wild Messengers | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Did my mother send those eagles to comfort me?
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Read this letter to the editor (in response to this article) by a bereaved father   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/08/opinion/stricken-by-grief-finding-solace-in-a-robin.html?src=relcon&action=click&contentCollection=Books&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=article

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The Journey - A Documentary Produced by AFSP

AFSP’s documentary The Journey, which was produced for Survivor Day 2014, tells the stories of a diverse group of suicide loss survivors.

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Thanks to Sam Miller for sharing this on his blog, Surviving My Son's Suicide.

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Kay Warren: Stop Sending Cheery Christmas Cards

Kay Warren: Stop Sending Cheery Christmas Cards | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
When you don't mention our son's tragic death, it only hurts more.
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Surviving My Son's Suicide

Surviving My Son's Suicide | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

On April 29, 2008 my son Aaron walked against the traffic on the main highway leading out of town. Head bent down texting a friend, “it’s over”, he then walked in front of a truck and was killed instantly. Aaron was 28 years old, I was 59.

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Sam Miller's curator insight, December 8, 1:17 AM

Please stop by and see how I have overcome grief by telling my story after six years of keeping it to myself.

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Silent Grief - Child Loss Support

Silent Grief -  Child Loss Support | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
I'm a mom who has suffered through child loss as well as the loss of my 13-year-old sister. These losses have forever changed my view on "life", and it is my passion to provide hope to all those grieving the loss of a child.
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You don't have to 'get over' the death of someone you love

You don't have to 'get over' the death of someone you love | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

Via American Institute Health Care Professionals
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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, November 19, 3:04 PM

An article that reminds everyone that you do not have to rush or really ever get over the death of someone you love.  Adaptation does not mean forgetting or letting go, it simply means adjusting to life in a healthy way.  We need to be more aware of this and understand the loss of a loved one is something we never recover from but learn to live with.  Maybe this is scary to some, and maybe some wish to avoid others who continue to mourn a loss, but it is an illusion to believe it is ever the same after we lose someone.

If you are interested in learning more about grief counseling education, then please review

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Video of father's emotional rendition of Paul McCartney's Blackbird to his dying son

Video of father's emotional rendition of Paul McCartney's Blackbird to his dying son | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

A touching video has been released that shows a father singing Paul McCartney’s Blackbird to his dying baby son. The baby was delivered prematurely after the sudden death of his 30 year old pregnant wife.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNBcTkssWA

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A Marine's Parents' Story: Their Memories That You Should Hear

A Marine's Parents' Story: Their Memories That You Should Hear | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Sylvia and Ron McHone of Crystal Lake, Ill., knew the news was not good when Marines came to their door after 10 o'clock at night in 2012. This is their story.
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The Grieving Parent and the Pressure to be Positive

The Grieving Parent and the Pressure to be Positive | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

 

It was one of those situations I’d been warned about from other grieving parents. I’d been asked the “any kids?” question ...

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Refuge in Grief

Refuge in Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

In 2009, I witnessed the accidental death by drowning of my partner, Matt. He was strong, fit, healthy – three months from his 40th birthday. It was a beautiful and ordinary morning: the first sunny day after three solid weeks of rain. An absolutely normal day, until it was not, and would not ever be again.

 

 

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Refuge in Grief Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/refugeingrief

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Once My Child, Always My Child

Once My Child, Always My Child | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Micah is my son and always will be. I will never "move on." I love Micah just as much as I love Zachary. Micah is gone from our arms, but not from our family....
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Family turns grief into prescription drug overdose discussion

Family turns grief into prescription drug overdose discussion | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Gail Box lives every day with grief, guilt and loss. However, she has utilized her personal tragedy to openly discuss the national prescription drug overdose problem and lift the veil of shame associated with such addiction.
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A Holiday Note to The Prayer Team from Sheri and Danny!

A Holiday Note to The Prayer Team from Sheri and Danny! | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

I believe that these words that I will write are directly coming into my mind from Dan. Maybe it’s part me and part Dan, but I know that at the very least, Dan is influencing my mind.
 
“My friends,
 
I bring you love and greetings from all of us. We hope you know that we are your children still, although we are no longer in our physical bodies. Our love and our bonds to you exist just as strongly and deeply as they ever did when we were with you on the earth.

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We Don't Die - Radio Show About Life After Death

We Don't Die - Radio Show About Life After Death | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Evidence of life after death with Sandra Champlain author of international bestseller, We Don't Die - A Skeptic's Discovery of Life After Death
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Heroin overdoses hit Waterford families hard

Heroin overdoses hit Waterford families hard | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Multiple lives are gone and loved ones left behind say a drug is to blame.
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A Permanent Tear: On the Loss of a Child

A Permanent Tear: On the Loss of a Child | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

What does the Torah, our most sacred text, teach us about the  traumatic and heart wrenching death: the loss of a child?

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Making A Place At The Table For Grief On Thanksgiving

Making A Place At The Table For Grief On Thanksgiving | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The holidays aren't easy for everyone.
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Three Is The Magic Number

Three Is The Magic Number | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

In March 2011, my beautiful, hilarious younger sister received a diagnosis of stage 3b HER2+ breast cancer, two years late, due to a clerical error.

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Do You Have to Be Reasonable When You're Grieving?

Do You Have to Be Reasonable When You're Grieving? | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Is there anywhere, anyone, any place where the howling, visceral reality of ripped open love and grief and life are, well, let out? Do we all just have to be reasonable? 

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After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A 'Beautiful Life' | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Jimmy Greene's new album is dedicated to his daughter, one of the 20 children killed in the elementary school shooting. "She showed love," he says, "to everybody she came in contact with."
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NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/27/arts/music/jimmy-greenes-beautiful-life-is-a-eulogy-to-a-daughter.html

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Losing A Child Can Also Mean Losing Your Support

Losing A Child Can Also Mean Losing Your Support | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

The shifts in friendships and relationships are extreme. The negative ones go all the way to a feeling of being shunned....I like to think that all bereaved parents are a symbol of love, which is expressed in their deep and long -- often lifelong -- grief. 

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Death Deconstructed

Death Deconstructed | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering: what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness? –Mary Oliver

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mybennybear

mybennybear | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

We had a son named Bennett. ...We are now part of the club no parent wants to be a part of. I cannot begin to describe what it’s like to witness losing your child. You can’t imagine the hole that it opens in your heart that only time can mend or the questions that you will never have answered, like why did this happen?

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