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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 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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A Holiday Note to The Prayer Team from Sheri and Danny!

A Holiday Note to The Prayer Team from Sheri and Danny! | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

I believe that these words that I will write are directly coming into my mind from Dan. Maybe it’s part me and part Dan, but I know that at the very least, Dan is influencing my mind.
 
“My friends,
 
I bring you love and greetings from all of us. We hope you know that we are your children still, although we are no longer in our physical bodies. Our love and our bonds to you exist just as strongly and deeply as they ever did when we were with you on the earth.

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Henya Shanun-Klein; Parental Bereavement - YouTube

Henya Shanun-Klein talks about the 6 steps of Parental Bereavement at the annual Association of Death Education and Counseling, ADEC 2011
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Henya Shanun-Klein's 11 year old daughter, Gili, was killed by a reckless driver in 1989. I recommend her book, Gili's Book http://www.amazon.com/Gilis-Book-Journey-Bereavement-Counselors/dp/0807737461/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1396612614&sr=8-3&keywords=gili%27s+place,.

 

Grief Notes (Gili's Place website) http://gilisplace.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=92&Itemid=105

 

Thanks to Deanna, of Willow Post, for sharing Dr. Klein's parental bereavement model.

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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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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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Have You Heard You're Not Alone in Your Grief? It Isn't Really True

Have You Heard You're Not Alone in Your Grief? It Isn't Really True | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

 

You alone carry the knowledge of how your grief lives in you. You alone know all the filaments of life and of love that fly through you. You alone know how deeply your life is now changed.

 

"Our hearts have held great, great sorrow. We can be there for each other. As our words knock on the doors of each other's hearts, we become way stations for each other."

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Check out Megan's latest post "Grief and Healing: Will I Ever Recover?"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/megan-devine/grief-healing-will-i-ever_b_4810843.html

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The Last Photo -SoundCloud

 

I lost my brother Nick to the disease of addiction in May 2010. This song was written in response to the 'My Last Photo' initiative begun by Gary Mendell and colleagues at Shatterproof. You can read more about it here:
www.shatterproof.org/mylastphoto

Written by: Vanessa Contopulos

 

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Scooped from the article "Faces of a Failed War" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-contopulos/faces-of-a-failed-war_b_4894294.html

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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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"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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Drug and Alcohol Deaths - Open to Hope

The stigma of suicide as well as the stigma associated with deaths from alcohol or drugs is discussed on this episode.

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Living with grief: A conversation between men

Living with grief: A conversation between men | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Liam Neeson and Anderson Cooper have a heart-to-heart about living with grief after the death of a loved one. Not your usual entertainment interview.
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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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Dr. Sanjay Gupta Sheds Light on Overdose Crisis and Life-Saving Solutions

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Sheds Light on Overdose Crisis and Life-Saving Solutions | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
As a mother of a son who died from an accidental drug overdose, I was encouraged to see CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's report of a real-life overdose reversal using the opioid-antidote naloxone.
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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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Rhonda Elkins's comment, September 28, 2013 10:34 AM
Thank you for posting my blog here.
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A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma

A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
Trauma upends everything we took for granted, including things we didn’t know we took for granted. And many of these realities I wish I’d known when I first encountered them.
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Video of father's emotional rendition of Paul McCartney's Blackbird to his dying son

Video of father's emotional rendition of Paul McCartney's Blackbird to his dying son | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

A touching video has been released that shows a father singing Paul McCartney’s Blackbird to his dying baby son. The baby was delivered prematurely after the sudden death of his 30 year old pregnant wife.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNBcTkssWA

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Kay Warren: Stop Sending Cheery Christmas Cards

Kay Warren: Stop Sending Cheery Christmas Cards | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
When you don't mention our son's tragic death, it only hurts more.
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▶ My Last Days: Zach Sobiech, One Year Later - YouTube

Zach Sobiech passed away one year ago on May 20th 2013. [Watch the original doc here: http://youtu.be/9NjKgV65fpo] Since then, extraordinary things have happened, not only for him and his beautiful music, but also for his spectacular family...

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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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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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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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Ellie's Way: Our Blog

Ellie's Way: Our Blog | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

Ellie was a precious six-year-old girl who was killed in a tragic accident in January 2012. She was full of life, loved God, and loved people. Everywhere she went she made friends and shared her sweet personality. .. we hope to honor her memory through Ellie’s Way.

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A Haze in the Starlight

A Haze in the Starlight | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it
"'Can that be true that loves the night?' said the king. 'The darkness is the nurse of light.' answered the Shadow." - George MacDonald
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Beautiful and Terrible

Beautiful and Terrible | Grief and Loss | Scoop.it

 

"Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid." ~ (Frederick Buechner in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith)

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