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'Do You Know Who Died?'

'Do You Know Who Died?' | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The state troopers asked us both to sit down, and I knew it would be terrible. Mom was not ready for this.
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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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Pennsylvania legislators: Stop the overdoses

Pennsylvania legislators: Stop the overdoses | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

I know many people who have been brought back from the brink of death to tell about their drug overdoses, people who then go on to lead meaningful, productive lives. Their stories, at one time horrific, end happily. They illustrate the ability of human beings to change — and the life-saving, potentially life-changing power of a simple prescription medication known as naloxone. Then there are the tragedies, like the stories of my brothers, my only siblings.

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A Poet On Losing His Son: 'Before You Heal, You Have To Mourn'

In Gabriel, Edward Hirsch delivers a 78-page elegy to his son. He says turning his memories into poetry "gave me something to do with my grief."
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Click the link at the top (the title of this post) to listen to Edward Hirsch discuss his 22 year old son and read part of the poem he wrote to capture memories of him.

 

Article in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/14/edward-hirsch-gabriel-poem-interview

 

New Yorker article: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/04/finding-words

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life after eddie

life after eddie | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
surviving life after the loss of my baby
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Mental Health Care System Is Failing At Suicide Prevention, Advocates Say

Mental Health Care System Is Failing At Suicide Prevention, Advocates Say | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

By all accounts, Linnea Lomax entered college a strong, athletic, ambitious young woman -- which is why it was so shocking to her parents as they watched her grow anxious, obsessive and suffer a breakdown toward the end of her freshman year. 

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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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Sending A Message About Drug Use With A Fake Graveyard

Sending A Message About Drug Use With A Fake Graveyard | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Heroin and prescription drug overdoses are the scourge of some American suburbs. Advocacy groups are trying to raise awareness of the problem with a traveling display of headstones.
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Mandy Hitchcock reading "Control' - YouTube

Mandy Hitchcock reading "Control' - YouTube | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Mandy discusses the death of her daughter and what she has learned about the limits and illusion of parental control since that event.

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Healing Your Grief

Healing Your Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
How to walk through the journey of grief after losing a child
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▶ How to deal with grief and loss ? David Kessler - YouTube

David Kessler is one of the most well-known experts and lecturers on grief and loss. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross:...
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A Compassionate Friend

A Compassionate Friend | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

My daughter, Camila, died of acute leukemia when she was 23 years old. There were 10 months between diagnosis and her death. I came to The Compassionate Friends to be among others who had suffered the loss of a child and to find, within that circle, a way to survive.

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Chasing dragonflies

Chasing dragonflies | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Our eldest daughter, Abigail, died aged 12, on 10th February 2013, following a sudden brain haemorrhage at home on 6th February. My mind and body have been churned up inside ever since with so many emotions, thoughts and feelings. I went to the doctor in the early days, not knowing what to do about this and she simply said ‘write about it’, so I started this blog. 

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Open to Hope Foundation

Open to Hope Foundation | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Open to Hope is a Free Community of Support for Dealing with Death, Loss, Tragedy, Grief and Bereavement; You are not alone, Stay Open To Hope.
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Melissa Caulk - Running Around in Circles...Changing Minds About Brain Death

Melissa Caulk - Running Around in Circles...Changing Minds About Brain Death | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Running Around in Circles...Changing Minds About Brain Death
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Grieving One of Our Own

Grieving One of Our Own | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
by Nancy Miller July 5, 2014 I spend my time with guilt, horrible grief, regret, missing her.  I know you know these feelings, too.  I know I’m not the only one that has lost a child and feels this...
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Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss

Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The Parents Circle is a group of Israeli and Palestinian mothers and fathers who have lost children in the conflict. Two of them visited NPR and said this summer's war has only made conditions worse.
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Click here   http://www.theparentscircle.com/Content.aspx?ID=38#.VBRW1fldUx4  to read about some of the children who have been lost because of this conflict.

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CNN.com - September 11 Memorial

CNN.com - September 11 Memorial | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Remembering all of the victims of the attacks on 9/11

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My Bright Shining Star

My Bright Shining Star | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
This is a blog about my experience and feelings over the suicide of my 23 year old daughter Kaitlyn on 4-11-13
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Alive in Memory

Alive in Memory | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Healing grief through memories of loved ones who are gone, but forever in our hearts
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A Working Grief

A Working Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
A mother's story of loss and coping
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▶ Sharon's Story - how a bereaved parent found hope and comfort - YouTube

Parenting isn't easy. And being a single parent of a child with additional needs brings its own unique challenges. But when your only child dies, you have to deal not only with your grief but also perhaps the loss of identity as the main care-giver.

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Scooped from Care for the Family   http://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/bereavement-support/bereaved-parent-support

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Loss of Child/ Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors

Loss of Child/ Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Helping support for those grieving loss by suicide.

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How Addiction Took My Sister's Life

How Addiction Took My Sister's Life | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
When someone you love commits suicide, people around you are quick to say, "It wasn't your fault." But I don't know....
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I fall to pieces

I fall to pieces | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

 

I was a single mom for 19 years, all of my adult life. It defined who I was and the choices I made. I put myself through college starting at a community college, through grad school, finally getting a Ph.D., while raising a thoughtful, considerate, creative, funny, and intelligent son. Then 3 days after my graduation, and 7 days after his 19th birthday, my son killed himself. 

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Graham's Candle

Graham's Candle | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Click here http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/message.cfm?l=eng&cid=21402645 ; to see Graham's candle, then light one for your beloved child.

 

 

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Light a candle for your child

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Forever 21

Forever 21 | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

My husband, Phil, and I have two children, Philip and Natalie, who are (of course) the great loves of our  lives. On February 23rd, 2012, we found out that our son, who had turned 21 the month before, died. It was sudden and unexpected....The essential question, the one that seems without the answer I’m so desperate to find, is, “How do I live in the face of death? How do I make meaning in the aftermath of the unthinkable?”

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