My Uncle Keith DiedBy Carol Loehr
This children's book, describes the symptoms of depression. It also helps children understand why a depressed person may not seek help. Cody and his mother, a liscensed social worker, discuss suicide and depression in simple terms. As readers discover the importance of talking about one's feelings and reaching out to others with love and compassion. Included is a discussion guide which will help parents and professionals deal with the type of questions children are likely to ask when their lives have been touched by suicide.
About Carol Loehr
Carol Loehr is the author of My Uncle Keith Died (Trafford), which addresses children’s questions about suicide and depression. Carol’s only son, Keith Loehr, died at the age of 29 by suicide in 1999. Carol has been an elementary and special-education teacher. She created and continues to maintain www.TheGiftofKeith.org, a web site to help comfort and educate survivors of suicide, as well as clergy, health care professionals, and counselors. Carol works with The Compassionate Friends, a worldwide organization for supporting bereaved families following the death of a child.
Carol appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” discussing “Honoring a Child Who Died By Suicide.” To hear Carol being interviewed on this show by Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley, click on the following link:
www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley100605.mp3View all posts by Carol Loehr
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We all use our minds to try to understand why our children died. I am no different; when our son Keith died, I continued to ask that endless question—Why? Throughout my pursuit for answers, my niece Juli and her son … Continue reading →
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It is almost my birthday and with all the birthday cards, why am I so sad? My husband always makes me feel as if my birthday is a big celebration and I have two amazing daughters who try to make … Continue reading →
Suzanne, the mother of a young woman who died from suicide, gave me permission to share her article. — Carol Loehr It has now been two years (November 16, 2009) since my sweet Jessica died from suicide. Each day, I fight … Continue reading →
We all use our minds to try to understand why our children died. I am no different; when our son Keith died, I continued to ask that endless question—Why? Throughout my pursuit for answers, my niece Juli and her … Continue reading →
Our son Keith died when he was almost 30 years old; that was 10 years ago. Today, May 20, 2009, he would have been 40 years old. As Keith’s birthday approached, I wondered what he would have accomplished in the … Continue reading →
By Carol Loehr – My son, Keith, was 29 years old when he died by suicide. Suicide is a frightening word and it is not only ignorance but also fear and stigma that keep people from understanding why someone would … Continue reading →
By Carol Loehr – It was Valentine’s Day and Keith was five years old. We talked about Valentine’s Day, but Keith forgot the day was special for his mother. I gently reminded him that I didn’t get a Valentine from … Continue reading →
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?Today we remember Keith on his birthday.? We give thanks for the Gift of Keith.
Please find time to enjoy the outdoors and say hello to Keith. (Look for dragonflies!)
Keith’s Mom and Dad
The following is from an article posted on August Continue reading →