Loss of a Family Member

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  • Widowers Need To Step Out of The Shadows and Into the Light of Day

    Posted on August 31, 2019 - by Herb Knoll

    Grieving men are misunderstood. And for a good reason. After all, men don’t believe they have permission to grieve in the first place. When a man experiences a loss, they […]

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  • Widowers: Don’t Expect Others to Know What To Do

    Posted on June 28, 2019 - by Herb Knoll

    Following the passing of a wife or life-partner, it is the widower who needs support, not the deceased. So why is it that so many widowed men complain about their […]

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  • Boy’s Don’t Cry…right?  WRONG!  And That’s Okay

    Posted on May 8, 2019 - by Herb Knoll

      From the time little boys are first able to walk, in some cases even before they can walk, parents begin shaping the psyche of their sons by telling them, […]

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  • Sometimes Men Need Their Own Sandbox

    Posted on February 4, 2019 - by Herb Knoll

      Something was wrong.  Men who followed the Facebook page, “Widowers Support Network,” just weren’t actively using it as a grief recovery tool. Then, in March of 2018, it hit […]

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  • A Widower’s Christmas Wish List

    Posted on December 17, 2018 - by Herb Knoll

    From as far away as Australia to the British Isles, from Canada to Nigeria, the Widowers Support Network hears the cries of men who mourn the loss of their wife, […]

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  • Widowers – Forced to Live in the Shadows

    Posted on July 4, 2018 - by Herb Knoll

    When asked, few people can name even one man who has been widowed.  But given a few moments for additional consideration, many are likely to say, “Oh wait a minute, […]

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  • Mark de St. Aubin: Men and Grief

    Posted on September 14, 2017 - by Gloria Horsley

    A member of the University of Utah Social Work Department, Mark de St. Aubin attended the 2015 Association of Death Education and Counseling conference where he spoke with Dr. Gloria […]

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  • Tina Barrett: Grief Center Serves Men and Boys

    Posted on September 27, 2016 - by Heidi Horsley

    There are many types of grieving styles, and that’s the topic of discussion between Dr. Heidi Horsley and Tina Barrett during the National Alliance for Grieving Children conference. Barrett is […]

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  • Men and Depression

    Posted on December 27, 2015 - by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley

    Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley of the Open to Hope Foundation tackle the topic of men and depression in this episode of the Open to Hope show. Depression is a […]

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    David Leonard: Grieving Men

    Posted on November 9, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    Men and grief can be a difficult relationship. Dr. Gloria Horsley talks with David Leonard of New Hope Grief Support based in Long Beach about his experience as a bereaved […]

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    What We Expect of Men

    Posted on October 12, 2015 - by Bob Baugher

    As a bi-coastal radio show, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley interview experts around the world. This episode features Dr. Bob Baugher, a psychology instructor at Highline Community College in Des […]

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    Stephanie Rose: Response of Men After Miscarriage

    Posted on August 3, 2015 - by Heidi Horsley

    Stephanie Rose talks with Dr. Heidi Horsley about how men handle a miscarriage, an often unspoken trauma. A doctoral student at Purdue University, Rose is studying how men respond following […]

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    Ed Salisbury: Helping Men find Hope after Loss

    Posted on July 22, 2015 - by Gloria Horsley

    “Brother Ed,” a Texas native, welcomed Dr. Gloria Horsley at the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference. When asked what advice he had for men who were in […]

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    James Richardson: Men and Grief

    Posted on July 18, 2015 - by Heidi Horsley

    James Richardson with the Emerging Beyond non-profit organization spoke with Dr. Heidi Horsley during the 2015 Association for Death Education and Counseling conference. Dr. Horsley points out that Richardson has […]

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  • improv artist Marc Hershon

    Improv artist Marc Herson on Vision Quests for Mourners

    Posted on November 28, 2014 - by Nancy Gershman

    Fasting on water, chanting his heart out and beating a drum for 4 solitary days  in a pine valley opened a door to the afterlife for Marc Hershon. This and more when memory artist, Nancy Gershman talks […]

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  • writer J.W. Basilo

    Writer J.W. Basilo on Starting Fresh When the Old Guard is Gone

    Posted on October 1, 2014 - by Nancy Gershman

    How can you use a death and a birth to foster a new culture of decency around the dinner table? This and more when memory artist Nancy Gershman talks with Chicago-based writer, performer, and […]

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  • playwright Gary Rudoren

    Playwright Gary Rudoren on ‘Last Words’

    Posted on April 19, 2014 - by Nancy Gershman

    What’s there to talk about in the 24 hours before “your son, the serial killer” heads to the electric chair? Besides confessions, are there other kinds of “last words” that […]

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  • Comedian Steve Mittleman

    Comic Steve Mittleman About Forgiving Hard Parents at End of Life

    Posted on April 8, 2014 - by Nancy Gershman

    It’s easy to forgive the hardest parent when they thank you through tears with: “Nobody cared for me as much in my whole life!” Or when they write a letter […]

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    A Father’s Day Perspective

    Posted on June 16, 2013 - by Sandy Fox

    by Sandy Fox Happy Father’s Day to all fathers. Today is your day, and I hope you celebrate it with loved ones. Many fathers react differently to this day depending […]

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    Father Learns How to Deal with Holidays After Daughter’s Death

    Posted on November 24, 2012 - by David Roberts

    In early grief, it is difficult to find any meaning in pain. After my daughter Jeannine’s death in 2003, the pain I experienced in early grief was raw and something […]

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    Crying is Okay, for Men Too

    Posted on July 14, 2012 - by Rich Guy Miller

    Many people today are talking about the loss of our freedoms and working opportunities. Loss of financial options. Loss of trust in the government, the banking system, the schools. And […]

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    ‘Brotherhood’ of Fathers Who Have Lost Children

    Posted on March 17, 2012 - by Kelly Farley

    I had a unique experience last week while I was at work that took me a little off guard. To give you some background leading up to this experience, it […]

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    Grieving Men, Raising Boys

    Posted on February 18, 2012 - by Deb Kosmer

    Last night I sat in a room filled with grieving men Some missing a parent or sibling but most a spouse For once not a minority sandwiched within a group […]

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    Young Widow Watches Sons Grow into Men

    Posted on November 4, 2011 - by Christine Thiele

    I am a mom of two boys. I am mom to two boys who do not have their father around anymore as a model. I am a mom who, beyond words, loves […]

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    Grief Styles: Women Verbalize, Men Internalize

    Posted on July 1, 2011 - by Vicky Bates

    Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat.  Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound.  Put first […]

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    How to Support a Grieving Dad

    Posted on June 15, 2011 - by Kelly Farley

    I often hear from grieving dads who tell me they feel alone in their grief after the death of their child.  It amazes me that after going through something as […]

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    For Men: Living a Regret-Free Life After Loss

    Posted on March 17, 2011 - by Ron Villano

    Hands down, the strongest, most destructive part of grief is regret. That ever-present feeling that you could have done more. Regret can become so strong that everything else about life […]

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    For Men: Letting Grief Out One Word at a Time

    Posted on December 20, 2010 - by Ron Villano

    What do holidays and journal writing have in common?  They show how you feel.  And that is perhaps the toughest and roughest part of living life as a man — […]

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    Men’s Grief: It’s Time to Get it Out

    Posted on August 25, 2010 - by Ron Villano

    The emotions of grief are the same for men and women.  How and when these emotions surface is what defines each journey.  But what I am struck with the most […]

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