Cathy Seehuetter

Cathy Seehuetter began her journey with grief when her 15-year-old daughter, Nina, was killed in a drunk-driver accident in 1995. Since Nina’s death, she has been active with The Compassionate Friends and is presently serving her second term on the National Board of Directors. She has been published in Chicken Soup for the Christian Family Soul, as well as grief magazines, We Need Not Walk Alone and Living with Loss. She is also a contributor to the popular forum, “The Bulletin Board” in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She has given workshops at The Compassionate Friends national conferences on “Journaling and Writing as a Healing Tool.” Cathy lives in Minnesota with her husband, and has three surviving children and four grandchildren. Cathy was a guest on the radio show Healing the Grieving Heart, discussing Sudden Death/Vehicular with Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley. To hear this show, go to:


Valentine’s Day Message: It Does Get Better, 14 Feb 2016

Getting Through Halloween after Child’s Death, 20 Oct 2013

Poem: Hands, 26 Mar 2012

The Storms of Grief, 17 Feb 2012

Valentine’s Day Reminder, 16 Feb 2012

Beginning of School Reminds Mom of Daughter who Died, 18 Aug 2011

Yes, You Will Laugh Again, 09 Jun 2011

Bent But Not Broken After the Loss of a Child, 08 Jul 2010

We Can Survive the Grief of Child-Loss, 01 Jun 2010

Mother’s Day, Before and After, 23 May 2010

Finding Spring Again After the Death of a Child, 31 Mar 2010