Loss of a Family Member

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  • Bereaved Military Family Members and Veterans Invited to Participate in Grief Study

    Posted on April 7, 2019 - by admin

    Guest Column by Stephen J. Cozza, M.D Memorial Day is coming and our nation will pause to honor the service and sacrifice of our fallen military service members. Deaths in […]

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  • A Lonely Death in Palm Springs

    Posted on February 22, 2019 - by Emily Kil

    Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. – Bishop Desmond Tutu Palm Springs. Frank Sinatra. Elizabeth Taylor. Liberace. Mickey Rooney.  Bob Hope. […]

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  • Suicide, Betrayal and Coming Home

    Posted on February 18, 2019 - by Elaine Voci

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”  an epitaph from a headstone in Ireland I stared at the plain paper note […]

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  • A Daughter, a Mother and an Unexpected Passing: Darkness Followed by a Bright Moment

    Posted on February 6, 2019 - by Emily Kil

    My wife and I are owners of a company that provides what technically is known as biohazard remediation. We provide cleanup and sanitization services when people are dealing with the […]

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  • When a Sibling Dies by Suicide

    Posted on January 31, 2019 - by Michelle L. Rusk

    In the initial months and years after my sister Denise died by suicide (just two weeks before her 18th birthday), I sought out as much information on sibling loss as […]

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  • From the Ashes of my Father’s Death

    Posted on January 9, 2019 - by Emily Kil

    (Contributing writer Emily Kil co-wrote this article with her husband based on his childhood experience.) A 9-year old boy should be playing with friends, going to school, and making lifetime […]

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  • Dear Dad: A Letter to the Long Deceased

    Posted on August 24, 2018 - by Gary Jaworski

    Introduction Dear Dad is the story of my life told in the form of letters to my father, Walter Michael Jaworski, who died of a heart attack when I was five […]

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  • Grieving Suicide, Homicide or Traumatic Deaths: Finding Purpose in the Pain

    Posted on February 17, 2018 - by Mary Joye

    If everyone around you does not understand why you can’t get past the past, perhaps it is because you are grieving a very complex or traumatic death. In the face […]

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    Coping With the Loss of a Teen by Suicide

    Posted on January 10, 2018 - by Gloria Horsley

    At the annual ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), I spoke with Carolyn Zahnow about The Shore Grief Center and tips she has to find healing after suicide loss. […]

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  • Why Some Families are Resilient

    Posted on December 20, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    Kathleen Gilbert is based at Indiana University and specializes in grief counseling with military members and their families—however, she also works to help families build resiliency during deployment (without any […]

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  • Jill Harrington: Loss of a Young Adult

    Posted on September 28, 2017 - by Heidi Horsley

    Dr. Jill Harrington is a social worker, clinician and researcher at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress who specializes in grief after losing a young adult. “Some in […]

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  • My Summer of Grief Led to New Normal

    Posted on June 26, 2017 - by Lo Anne Mayer

    Our daughter died on July 19, 2005.  The shock of her suicide and my own gut-wrenching grief that day is painful to remember.  No one in our family knew what […]

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    What Makes Sudden Death So Different?

    Posted on May 22, 2017 - by Michelle Jarvie

    It’s not just that we “didn’t get to say goodbye.” That common phrase, often associated with sudden death, is far too simplistic when unpacking the reality of completely unexpected deaths: […]

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  • Webinar: Healing After a Fatal Car Accident

    Posted on April 19, 2017 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    The Compassionate Friends, the Open to Hope Foundation, and Carl McDonald, the National Law Enforcement Initiatives Manager for MADD, offer a special webinar on grieving after losing a child due […]

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