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Eyes Wide Open (Canada, 2013)

Eyes Wide Open recalls the experiences of people affected by an accidental opioid overdose and the emergency medicine naloxone. Based on true stories from 2 Canadian cities, this short documentary offers a window into the moment between life and death—and highlights the need for expanding overdose prevention.

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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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▶ 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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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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Cindy Sheehan: Compassion, Courage, Conviction and Controversy

Cindy Sheehan: Compassion, Courage, Conviction and Controversy | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
The loss of a child is perhaps the most devastating loss a human being can suffer. The short and long term effects of the pain which affects a parent after the death of a son or daughter are unfathomable....
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Editorial: The agony of a heroin overdose that might have been prevented

Editorial: The agony of a heroin overdose that might have been prevented | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Newton resident Jim Kasper has been working for three years to find justice after his 24-year-old son died of a heroin overdose while two people watched television in the same room...

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Son's fatal heroin overdose sends father into schools

Son's fatal heroin overdose sends father into schools | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Since Skip Gates' son overdosed on Heroin in 2009, he has visited over 200 schools to talk about the effects of Opiate addiction.
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"When Death Comes" by Mary Oliver

"When Death Comes" by Mary Oliver | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

As you read this poem, Parker Palmer asks us to ponder a simple question: "How, then, shall I live?"

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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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Dinah Jefferies: 'I felt robbed of our last moments together'

Dinah Jefferies: 'I felt robbed of our last moments together' | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Dinah Jefferies's world was shattered in an instant when her 14-year-old son was killed in an accident. Here she describes what happened on that fateful day – and how she slowly healed her broken heart.
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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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Love U More...

Love U More... | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

November 4, 2012 my world changed forever.  At 12:40 a.m. my oldest daughter Skylar (16), and two of her friends, Sophie (17) and Julianna (14), were killed instantly in a single car accident involving 6 teenagers.  I’m dedicating this website and blog to my Sky-bird and her two beautiful friends, our 3 angels.

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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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‘His Pain Was The Addiction’: An Overdose Death And A Family's Path Forward

‘His Pain Was The Addiction’: An Overdose Death And A Family's Path Forward | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Brennan Dekeersgieter, second from right, died of an overdose on March 2, 2013. Since then, his parents Robert Dekeersgieter and Margery Keasler, and his siblings Caitlin and Colin, have been trying to process their loss.

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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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▶ Child Loss Study

Opportunity to participate in research designed to explore the grieving experiences of parents who have lost a child.
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Please consider contacting Tom to assist with his study.  He is looking for parents who have lost children  between the ages of 2 and 12.  Tom is also a bereaved parent. Watch the video for details.

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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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Thanks to Missy Caulk for the scoop.

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Soul Searching Solace

Soul Searching Solace | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
REMEMBERING BEN - A MOTHER'S JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF
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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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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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UCSB victim’s dad: Not One More!

UCSB victim’s dad: Not One More! | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Richard Martinez wonders when gun rights lobby will attack him.  “My son’s dead.  There’s nothing they can do to me that’s worse than that.”
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Click to send a message to your elected officials:

http://act.everytown.org/sign/NotOneMore?source=eme_notonemore&utm_source=em&utm_medium=_e_&utm_campaign=notonemore&t=1&akid=1601.772025.tpdgQG

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I was an accomplice to my brother's suicide

I was an accomplice to my brother's suicide | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
"Funny, happy people do not kill themselves. It doesn't make sense." I used to say that about my brother, Evan. Now I know better.
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I read about this article on Rhonda Elkins' blog, My Bright Shining Star.

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Broken Mothers Club

Broken Mothers Club | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
For Mothers who have lost children
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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=21220687  ; 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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The Infinite Fountain

The Infinite Fountain | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
A personal journey through the labyrinth of loss and longing
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