Loss of a Family Member

After Loss of a child

We know the pain can be unbearable. Read stories and find community. You need not be alone in your journey.


  • When a Child Dies of Drug Addiction

    Posted on April 8, 2024 - by Joni Norby

    A Child Dies of Drug Addiction Ben was an addict. That declaration is enormously painful and takes even more courage to write than Ben died at age nineteen. He was […]

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  • Do We Ever ‘Get Over’ the Death of a Child?

    Posted on March 27, 2024 - by Anne Dionne

    Getting Over a Child-Loss There was a time when I believed that people should “get over” their grief by the 12th month following a loss. After all, isn’t that what […]

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  • Loss of a Child: A Pain Like No Other

    Posted on March 26, 2024 - by Louise Lagerman

    A Pain Like No Other All loss is hard. All loss is lonely. But there is something about child-loss that puts it in a unique category. I have experienced other […]

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  • Signs and Dreams from our Children

    Posted on March 7, 2024 - by Louise Lagerman

    Signs and Dreams from our Children Dreams and signs of our children. Do they really exist? Are dreams and signs a technique our deceased children use to contact us to […]

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  • Merry Go Round and Round: Rhythms of Grief

    Posted on January 22, 2024 - by Elizabeth Brady

    Merry Go Round My mom made it a priority to take me and my siblings to the Smithsonian to visit the touring exhibits that came through the D.C. museums. I […]

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  • Seeking Comfort after a Child Dies

    Posted on January 8, 2024 - by Nina Norstrom

    Pain After a Child Dies I’ll say this clearly: parents aren’t expected to live to bury their children. And when we do, the impact can be heartbreaking, devastating. Although the […]

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  • The Shock of Losing a Child

    Posted on January 8, 2024 - by Lo Anne Mayer

    Returning to the Place Excitement coursed through my veins as I anticipated my appointment in Glastonbury, England.  Thirteen years had passed since I stood in this exact spot.  I couldn’t […]

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  • Coping with Traumatic Loss of Daughter

    Posted on January 3, 2024 - by Harriet Hodgson

    What is Traumatic Loss? In 2007, the traumatic loss of my daughter became imprinted in my mind forever. A traumatic loss is sudden, unexpected, and happens without warning. The loss […]

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  • Happy New Year is Tough on Bereaved Parents

    Posted on January 1, 2024 - by Alice Wisler

      When the ball at Times Square drops, champagne corks pop. Ample hugs and kisses are dispensed all around. A new year, new hope, new ventures, new possibilities. Wow, it’s […]

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  • Angry At a God I Didn’t Even Know

    Posted on November 9, 2023 - by Shannon Harris

    Angry at God Bereaved parents become experts on all things grief soon after the death of a child. We research. We read articles, talk to doctors and therapists. And we […]

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  • Follow Your Heart When You Have a Chance to Comfort Bereaved

    Posted on October 1, 2023 - by Monica Novak

    Follow Your Heart with the Bereaved My friend Wendy recently told me this story.  On her way out of church that morning, she saw an older woman sitting in the […]

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Open to Hope Radio

Open to Hope TV

  • Episode 212: Embracing Hope Anew After Multiple Losses

    Posted on January 22, 2024 - by admin

      Discover hope amidst multiple losses with insights from Dr. Gloria Horsley, Dr. Heidi Horsley, Jennifer O’Brien, and Dr. Barbara Hopkinson. Explore their personal journeys of overcoming the initial belief […]

  • Episode 210: Developing Passion and Purpose After Loss

    Posted on December 21, 2023 - by admin

    Does it feel impossible to develop passion and purpose after loss? Join Dr. Gloria Horsley and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, along with their guests Elizabeth Coplan, Ken Ross, and […]

  • Episode 209: Finding Hope After an Anticipated Loss

    Posted on December 20, 2023 - by admin

    What is unique about anticipated loss and how does one find hope again? Join Dr. Gloria Horsley and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, along with their guests Ken Ross, Elizabeth […]

  • Episode 207: From Grief to Peace

    Posted on November 13, 2023 - by admin

    Does moving from grief to peace after a loss feel impossible?  Join Dr. Heidi Horsley, and her guests’ Heather Stang, Dr. Wendy Lichtenthal, and Gina Moffa, as they discuss how […]

  • Episode 206: Making Meaning After Loss

    Posted on November 13, 2023 - by admin

    Have you ever wondered how to make meaning after a loss?  Join Dr. Heidi Horsley, and her guests’ Dr. Wendy Lichtenthal, Gina Moffa, and Heather Stang as they discuss meaning […]

  • Episode 205: Moving on Doesn’t Mean Letting Go

    Posted on November 13, 2023 - by admin

    Are people telling you that in order to move on after a loss, you have to let go? Join Dr. Heidi Horsley, and her guests’ Gina Moffa, Heather Stang, and […]

  • Episode 204: Surviving the Storm of Multiple Losses

    Posted on October 28, 2023 - by admin

    Are you trying to figure out how you are going to survive the storm of multiple losses?  If so, join Dr. Heidi Horsley and her guests Adam Rabinovitch, Claire Sharkey, […]