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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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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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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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Study Request: How People Respond During a Period of Bereavement

To Whom It May Concern: My name is Karin Wang; I am a master student in clinical psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. We are conducting a research project to understand how people r...
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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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‘The Last Time We Say Goodbye’ and ‘I Was Here’

‘The Last Time We Say Goodbye’ and ‘I Was Here’ | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Two books for young adults explore the guilt, anger and overwhelming sadness that follow a teenager’s death.

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Top 10 children's books on death and bereavement - The Guardian

Top 10 children's books on death and bereavement - The Guardian | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
From Michael Rosen’s Sad Book to Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, Holly Webb, author of A Tiger Tale, shares the most touching books that help us talk and think about loss of a loved one
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Teen suicide note: ‘I was locked in’

Teen suicide note: ‘I was locked in’ | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
THE parents of a popular uni student who jumped to her death after leaving gifts for her family, have shared her tragic suicide note one year on.
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What If Heaven Is Not For Real?

What If Heaven Is Not For Real? | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The idea that we, as individuals, did not exist 1,000 years ago doesn't seem to worry us. So, why does the idea of not existing in the future freak us out so much? Adam Frank explores this notion.
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Investigate the death of our son John P. Quintero

Investigate the death of our son John P. Quintero | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

On January 3, 2015, my son John Paul Quintero was shot and killed by police. He was 23 years old and unarmed at the time of the shooting. I watched him die in front of me. 

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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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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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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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Mother channels grief, loss into story of redemption, joy

Mother channels grief, loss into story of redemption, joy | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
On New Year’s Eve 2010, Dayle E. Spencer received a phone call that would forever alter the course of her life, while also aligning with it perfectly.
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‘She Was Able To Put On A Happy Face': Big Personality Masked Pain That Led To Suicide

‘She Was Able To Put On A Happy Face': Big Personality Masked Pain That Led To Suicide | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
A performer "who made everybody laugh," Nan Cavanaugh stood out. But maybe that was a way for her to mask her pain. Her family remembers her.
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Curiosity+Heroin | Memorials

Curiosity+Heroin | Memorials | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Lives lost to heroin and prescription painkillers…

Think it can’t happen to you? Sadly, they didn’t think so either. Teens and young adults in the St. Louis area and around the country have died as a result of opiate abuse. Their families wanted to let you know that kids just like you can and do die from this.
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How Patient Suicide Affects Psychiatrists

How Patient Suicide Affects Psychiatrists | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Mental-health practitioners whose clients kill themselves can face stigma from their colleagues, lawsuits, and a toll on their own psyches—making them less likely to take on suicidal patients who need their help.
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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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