Topic: Child Loss

Grief in the News: July 10

Handling grief is a challenge, especially when people think they have to go through it alone. Truth is, there are plenty of support groups where you can grieve and cope with other individuals who have experienced the same thing. Here are a couple of headlines that talk about how to cope:

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Traditions Died Too

It was important that even though we knew nothing would be the same, we attempt to give our daughter as close to a regular holiday season as we could manage.

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Hope and Clarity in the Middle of Nowhere

In the quiet of nowhere, we learn to trust our intuition and inner voice. In the middle of nowhere, the process of transformation begins.

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A Father’s Perspective: How Early and Later Grief Are Different

Based on my own experiences, I would like to illustrate some differences I have discovered between the early and later stages of my journey, using specific essentials that I believe are common to the experience of all bereaved individuals.

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Pedaling with Grief

Cycling is a place where I can connect my mind, body, and spirit. I need it as much as I need food and water or as much as others need daily grief counseling.

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Birthdays and the “Could Have Beens”

I should try to just celebrate that 14 years ago in my history, a young man came into this world who would change who I was, what I would become. His life continues to shape me, and will for as long as I draw breath in this wonderful and horrible thing we call life.

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Personal Growth Following a Loss: One Parent’s Story

Guest author David Roberts reflects on post-traumatic growth and how he came to a place where he could decide to thrive and not just survive following his daughter’s death.

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The “Me” Before

Obviously, we are forever changed when we lose someone we love, but sometimes we suddenly and unexpectedly come face to face with our previous selves. Our guest author reflects on a recent experience with friends during which she realized just how much she and life have changed since she lost her son.

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Real Men Grieve

Grief is talked about more openly now than in the past, but nobody really speaks to men on this. Specifically, men don’t speak to men about this. Guest author Erik S. tells us how losing his daughter showed him how little support was out there for grieving dads.

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Moving Through Tragedy

Following school shootings or other public tragedies, we watch tv, we read the online updates, we look at countless photos that had no business being made public in the first place. In trying to make sense of something senseless, we often find ourselves surrounded by sorrow. Author Alisha Krukowski shares thoughts on some different approaches we may wish to take as we find our way towards healing.

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