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A Mourning Mom

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Burning the Old Year by Naomi Shihab Nye : The Poetry Foundation

Burning the Old Year by  Naomi Shihab Nye  : The Poetry Foundation | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Burning the Old Year

BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE

 

Letters swallow themselves in seconds.   Notes friends tied to the doorknob,   transparent scarlet paper,sizzle like moth wings,marry the air.
So much of any year is flammable,   lists of vegetables, partial poems.   Orange swirling flame of days,   so little is a stone.
Where there was something and suddenly isn’t,   an absence shouts, celebrates, leaves a space.   I begin again with the smallest numbers.
Quick dance, shuffle of losses and leaves,   only the things I didn’t do   crackle after the blazing dies.

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Scooped from Refuge in Grief. Read Megan's post, "Absence Exists because Love Exists",  discussing this poem.

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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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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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life after eddie

life after eddie | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
surviving life after the loss of my baby
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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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Graham's Candle

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

Click here  http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/message.cfm?l=eng&cid=21579760 to see Graham's candle, then light one for your beloved 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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