Open to Hope has a vast number of resources to support you in your grief journey. To get you started I have selected five of my favorites:

Sibling Loss: Honoring, Not Forgetting

In the United States today, there is a natural, assumed order to the deaths we will experience… Continue reading →

The Unique Nature of Sibling Loss

…day and I talk to him a lot. I’ve created a new relationship with him that continues on after death. Continue reading →

Grief and Loss During the Holidays

When I lost my brother it was early summer time. The flowers were out, the heat hadn’t magnetized… Continue reading →

Beryl Kaminsky: Loss of a Sibling

Beryl Kaminsky talks about the loss of her sibling and how she coped…. Continue reading → of The Black Eyed Peas; Death by Suicide of The Black Eyed Peas premiers his song i cry and shares why he wrote it and …. Continue reading →

Mitch Carmody

After suffering many familial losses from a young age and ultimately with the death of his nine-year-old son of cancer in 1987, Mitch Carmody, has struggled with the grief journey and how grief is processed and perceived in this country. He published a book in 2002 called “Letters To My Son, a journey through grief." The book has now reached the bereaved in every state and 7 other countries. From the book’s success he now travels locally and around the country lecturing on the grief process and/or conducting workshops on surviving the loss of a loved one. He has also conducted a variety of workshops with The Compassionate Friends and Bereaved Parents USA as well as a sought after speaker for many keynote presentations. As a trained hospice volunteer, he has also helped many loved ones and their families through the dying process. Mitch has published several articles in national bereavement periodicals, is a frequent contributor to TCF Atlanta On-line and currently a staff writer for Living with Loss Magazine. Through email correspondence on his website he council’s the bereaved on a daily basis. Since the death of his son 19 years ago, Mitch has dedicated his life to helping those individuals and families whom are trying to navigate in the uncharted territory of death, dying and the bereavement process. Through his compassionate insight and gentle spirit he will touch your heart and hopefully give you tools to aid you on your journey Mitch lives in rural Minnesota with my wife of thirty years, he enjoys riding my horses, gardening, writing, helping others, giving blood monthly and creating works of art. He is also a proud first time grandfather to the daughter of their surviving daughter Meagan. To learn more about Mitch and his work, go to: Mitch appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” discussing “Letters From My Son.” To hear Mitch being interviewed on this show by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley, click on the following link: Mitch appeared again on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” discussing the Holidays, Helpful or Hurtful? To hear Mitch interviewed by Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley, click on the following link:

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