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A Stocking For Theo

Theo died of a brain tumor on February 20, 2006. Theo's family asks to join them this season in committing acts of kindness for others, not only in honor of Theo, but in memory and honor of your loved ones as well.

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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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A mother's grief: Why I cried the day my son turned 6 - CNN

A mother's grief: Why I cried the day my son turned 6 - CNN | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
My baby, Donovan, turned 6, and the lives of my two boys intersected. His older brother, Edison, died in 2011 at the age of 6.
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"Don't" - BLUE MOON HAREM - YouTube

This song entitled "Don't" was inspired by the poem “Anger” written by Joanetta Hendel. A friend came across this poem when she visited a memorial Facebook page dedicated to the memory of Christina Tongen, the daughter of a friend of ours from high school, Sue Goodkin. Christina lost her life in a freak hiking accident three months before turning 21.

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Losing a child to Suicide

Losing a child to Suicide | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
One woman's journey from a dream come true, through a worst nightmare, to recovery, healing and living a fulfilling life...
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Opiates and Heroin Overdose Prevention - Alex N. Laliberte - Live4Lali.org - YouTube

To learn more about Alex and the nonprofit organization created in memory of him, Live4Lali, check out live4lali.org.

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The Loss of a Lifetime: When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies

The Loss of a Lifetime: When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
What did it mean that there were no handbooks for me? That people asked me to be strong in the face of the biggest loss I'd ever experienced or imagined?
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Running for Kristy: YOU ARE BOTH

Running for Kristy: YOU ARE BOTH | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
You are a new memory every dayFor you have never left meYou have never been forgottenYou are my most sacred heart
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Kalief Browder, 1993–2015 - The New Yorker

Kalief Browder, 1993–2015 - The New Yorker | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The twenty-two-year-old, who endured three years on Rikers Island without a trial, committed suicide on Saturday.
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How My Aunt Would Console Joe Biden

How My Aunt Would Console Joe Biden | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

 You carry the young ones who’ve gone before you every single moment of every single day. Your heart keeps growing to make room for all the sorrow you’ve known.

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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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The shade of a tree pointing toward infinity

The shade of a tree pointing toward infinity | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

This morning, I read “Living Tree,” a poem by Robert Morgan, as I sat beneath its shade. The poem begins,

“It’s said they planted trees by graves
to soak up spirits of the dead
through roots into the growing wood.”

So I imagine my daughter’s spirit all around this space this morning.

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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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Bob Neimeyer: How to Grieve as Couples - YouTube

Dr. Bob Neimeyer speaks with Dr. Gloria Horsley from the Open to Hope Foundation at the annual Association of Death Education and Counseling Conference, 2015...
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The New Normal: Navigating Life After Harris' Death

The New Normal: Navigating Life After Harris' Death | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
I am supposed to be your sister for the duration of our lives. I am not supposed to tell funny stories about when we were kids at your funeral. I am not supposed to sit on the cold ground, peering into a giant hole at a casket we chose for you out of a brochure. On February 19, 2015, our worst-case scenario became a reality.
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Meditation on Leaving Neverland - Blog

Meditation on Leaving Neverland - Blog | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
by JohnsMom

Ever since my son, my only child, lost his battle with depression to suicide one year ago, I’ve been living in NeverLand. NeverLand is the place where all the things that will never be are the reality. 

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Mental illness, addiction: Mother takes on 'broken system' - CNN.com

Mental illness, addiction: Mother takes on 'broken system' - CNN.com | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
A woman who lost her son says dramatic improvements are needed to treat people who battle mental illness and drug addiction.
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Emma Times

Emma Times | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

These are stories of my daughter, Emma, lost to suicide at the tender age of 17. I refuse to allow Emma, or our lives together, to be defined by this single desperate act.

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MourningAmyMarie

MourningAmyMarie | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Honestly, I am not sure how to describe myself since my youngest, beautiful, healthy, vibrant, precious daughter died suddenly on August 4, 2013 because I no longer know who I am behind this grief fog. However, I am absolutely positive about one thing, and that is I have changed.

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ofmenandmountains

ofmenandmountains | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Loss of a son

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Missy Mullen Caulk's curator insight, March 8, 2013 6:28 AM

I've been following this mom's blog for awhile, she writes beautifully with her heart and soul. 

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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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Billy Bob Thornton: "I've Never Been the Same Since My Brother Died"

. Filmmaker Billy Bob Thornton says that he was forever changed when his younger brother Jimmy died suddenly of a heart condition. 

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