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Waking Up With A Broken Heart

Waking Up With A Broken Heart | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
An Eternal Struggle to Survive..............

Life is so very unfair……………….  I don’t know when the time will come where I feel no guilt with a smile, where I feel no remorse for laughing. I know that my baby would want me to be happy, as he always was, but it is so very difficult to achieve any type of true contentment.

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Jill Sadowsky's comment, March 5, 2013 7:41 AM
Please don't feel either guilty or remorseful because there is no blame here. Unfortunately, terrible things happen in life and the only thing we can do is try our hardest to cope by taking one day at a time. My heart goes out to you.

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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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Grace-Filled Grief: Rebuilding Myself, With Care, After Losing My Son

Grace-Filled Grief: Rebuilding Myself, With Care, After Losing My Son | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The important lesson for today -- the most important lesson of my existence -- is that given time, even the most unimaginable loss can be an avenue to a new life. Six years later, I am well into the journey down that path....
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'If I Saw My Brother’s Face': McKeesport fifth-grader wins state award for song

'If I Saw My Brother’s Face': McKeesport fifth-grader wins state award for song | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
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Local mom lobbies for change after daughter dies from heroin overdose - WRIC

Local mom lobbies for change after daughter dies from heroin overdose - WRIC | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
“She was an extremely talented dancer, she was just a bright, outgoing smart girl,” Michelle Traylor said about her daughter Amanda.
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5 Lies You Were Told About Grief.

5 Lies You Were Told About Grief. | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
"What if we never ‘get over’ certain deaths, or our childhoods? What if the idea that we should have by now, or will, is a great palace lie? What if we're not supposed to? What if it takes a life time…?
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How we talk about a teen's death

How we talk about a teen's death | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
It is way too easy for some, including Chris Conley of WSAU, to write off the lives of nonwhite teens.
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Chris Conley's comments are shocking and disgusting. What do you think?

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Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength'

Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength' | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
A suicide prevention program trains middle and high school students as peer mentors — shaping school culture and behavior around pillars of support.
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Sam Smith - Lay Me Down - YouTube

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My daughter suggested that I post this song.  It captures the emotions she feels about the loss of her little brother.

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Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Bill Jones is thought to have been the first single man to adopt a child in California, back in the 1960s. His son has since died, but despite the loss, Jones says he never regrets adopting his child.
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Journaling the Unsayable

Journaling the Unsayable | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
After my son died suddenly in a snowboarding accident, I was compelled to call out because of my pain. But to whom or to what?
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The silence is deafening

Growing addiction in North Jersey suburbs feeds Paterson's cycle of violence and decay. See special report: northjersey.com/heroinreport
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From  In Heroin's Grip: http://www.northjersey.com/news/special-report-in-heroin-s-grip-1.1271593

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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third grade teacher.
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Renaming the Stages of Grief

Renaming the Stages of Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

The five stages didn’t particularly resonate with me because my definition of those words didn’t seem to match what I was experiencing. In hindsight, and from my perspective of losing a 4-year-old child in a sudden accident, I would change these words so that they might better describe some of the common experiences shared by those who’ve lost a loved one.

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My daughter, who lost her battle with mental illness, is still the bravest person I know

My daughter, who lost her battle with mental illness, is still the bravest person I know | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Six years after being diagnosed with mental illness, just short of her 29th birthday, she took her own life.
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Seaside Heights mayor shares pain of son's heroin death to help others

Seaside Heights mayor shares pain of son's heroin death to help others | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers speaks with the Asbury Park Press about his son's heroin addiction and overdose in an effort to help others.
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Watch both videos to hear William Akers speak about his tragedy.

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Happy Birthday, Jack! Anna Whiston-Donaldson On Losing a Child

Happy Birthday, Jack! Anna Whiston-Donaldson On Losing a Child | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Today Jack would've turned 16. Had he not been swept up by a flooding creek in a friend's backyard in September of 2011, Jack would be with his mom and dad, sister and cousins and friends tonight, celebrating his sweet 16....
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A Message for You from John Edward

A Message for You from John Edward | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Yesterday, I interviewed psychic medium John Edward....I asked what advice he would suggest, based on his own belief in the messages he has received from those who have “crossed over”. Specifically, I asked him what he would say to grieving parents who need help to find a sense of peace with redesigning their own lives after the death of a child. Here is his response for Bereaved Parents:

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After a Death, an Extreme Form of Grieving - NYTimes.com

After a Death, an Extreme Form of Grieving - NYTimes.com | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
For some people, a death can produce feelings of loss that become debilitating and remove them from humanity.
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Gestures of Love

Gestures of Love | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Since losing Camila, I sometimes feel that I need to figure out my purpose, not just for my hands, but for my heart.

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This Crappy Club Called Child Loss - Still Standing Magazine

This Crappy Club Called Child Loss - Still Standing Magazine | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Sometimes grief makes me feel like I’m losing my mind. Like my brain has been hijacked.

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Ducking Grief

Ducking Grief | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
After my daughter’s death, I try to lead a mostly normal life, but then there are the encounters that remind me of how fragile I still am.
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No Man's Land

No Man's Land | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Between the time we decided to stop treatment and the time my baby son died, I felt desperately alone — pulled between my ‘cancer family’ still fighting to save their children and the bereaved families on the other side of this battle.
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Kerri's blog: https://keikikai.wordpress.com/

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Through A Glass Darkly: an interview with psychotherapist Miriam Greenspan

A psychotherapist for more than thirty-three years, Greenspan sees the dark emotions as potentially profound spiritual teachers — if we can live mindfully with them. She knows from experience how to befriend these emotions: fate has brought her the death of one child and the disability of another.
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President Signs Military Suicide Prevention Bill

President Signs Military Suicide Prevention Bill | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act is named for a Marine who struggled with PTSD.
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