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'She meant everything to me': Father writes of teen's suicide

'She meant everything to me': Father writes of teen's suicide | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

The father of a Nova Scotia teen who took her own life after she was allegedly raped and then bullied for a year-and-a-half has posted a tribute to his daughter online, saying he wants her to be remembered for “her love of life and the beautiful way in which she lived it.

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http://glencanning.com/2013/04/10/rehtaeh-parsons-was-my-daughter/

 

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/canadian-teens-suicide-ignites-calls-for-review-of-rape-case/

 

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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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The Grieving Parent and the Pressure to be Positive

The Grieving Parent and the Pressure to be Positive | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

 

It was one of those situations I’d been warned about from other grieving parents. I’d been asked the “any kids?” question ...

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The Brittany Maynard Fund - YouTube

In January 2014, after years of suffering debilitating headaches, Brittany Maynard found out she has brain cancer.

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mybennybear

mybennybear | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

We had a son named Bennett. ...We are now part of the club no parent wants to be a part of. I cannot begin to describe what it’s like to witness losing your child. You can’t imagine the hole that it opens in your heart that only time can mend or the questions that you will never have answered, like why did this happen?

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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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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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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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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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Open to Hope Foundation

Open to Hope Foundation | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Open to Hope is a Free Community of Support for Dealing with Death, Loss, Tragedy, Grief and Bereavement; You are not alone, Stay Open To Hope.
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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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Losing A Child Can Also Mean Losing Your Support

Losing A Child Can Also Mean Losing Your Support | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

The shifts in friendships and relationships are extreme. The negative ones go all the way to a feeling of being shunned....I like to think that all bereaved parents are a symbol of love, which is expressed in their deep and long -- often lifelong -- grief. 

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Once My Child, Always My Child

Once My Child, Always My Child | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Micah is my son and always will be. I will never "move on." I love Micah just as much as I love Zachary. Micah is gone from our arms, but not from our family....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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