Debra Reagan

Debra Reagan lives in East Tennessee with her husband of 33 years. They have one surviving son. Debra is the co-founder of Listening Hearts, a non-profit corporation designed to help bereaved mothers. After some turbulent and confusing experiences, her youngest son, Clint, received the dual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and a drug addiction. Their lives changed forever when Clint died on August 6, 2005, at the age of 20 of an accidental overdose and bronchial pneumonia. Debra can be reached through the website she maintains for her son at Debra was a guest on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” talking about “Getting Through Mother’s Day.” To hear Debra being interviewed on this show by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley, click on the following link:


A Marriage Survives the Loss of a Child, 04 Jun 2014

Watching for Signs, 05 Apr 2014

Our First Christmas Without Clint, 24 Dec 2013

A Father’s Day Tribute to My Husband, 14 Jun 2013

Still With Us: Son Visits Through Signs, 27 Oct 2012

The Old Tree Keeps Memories of Boys Grown or Gone, 27 Oct 2012

Signs and Connections: Graffiti Offers Hope and Assurance, 28 Apr 2012

Signs and Connections: Happiness Returns, 02 Apr 2012

While in Grief, Be Ready to Deal With Others’ Questions, 15 Mar 2012

The End of Grief: ‘Are We There Yet?’, 08 Jan 2012

The Heart Remembers, 12 May 2011

Poem: 30 Years of Marriage and Loss, 13 Feb 2011

Nature Helps Calm Mother Who Misses Son, 23 Apr 2010

The Burden Basket, 27 Feb 2010

Crossroads in Grief: To Hide or Persevere, 04 Dec 2009

Does Grief End? Sense of Smell Leads the Way for One Mom, 21 Aug 2009

He Was More Than the Way He Died, 20 Mar 2009

Another Year, Another Piece of the Grief Journey, 07 Jan 2009

The ‘Memories’ Christmas Tree, 03 Dec 2008

Gratitude Journal Brings Grieving Mother Relief, 13 Nov 2008

When the Head and Heart are at War, 06 Oct 2008

Mom Remembers a Son Who Died Too Young, 15 Sep 2008

For Mothers of Children Who Have Struggled with Mental Illness and Drug Addiction, 09 Sep 2008

Mother’s Day Trail Message By Debra Reagan, 15 May 2007