Helping Others through Grief Recovery

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Helping Others through Grief Recovery

This group is for those who are supporting friends, family and others who are dealing with grief. Counselors, Social Workers, Teachers and anyone else who is helping someone through a rough time of grieving. Are saying the right thing? Helping the right way? What can we do-when it feels like there is no hope? These are topics that we will explore.   

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Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2015

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Help with grief 2 Replies

This was in the comment section, changed it to discussion in case anyone else wanted to jump in on this great site:I think it is well within the guidelines of the web site to share an outside…Continue

Started by Richard. Last reply by kelly Apr 30, 2015.

Researching Family Communication and End-of-Life Decisions 2 Replies

Hi Everyone,This group caught my attention because I am part of a research team at Saint Louis University that is conducting a research project about how families communicate about making medical…Continue

Started by Corinne Gibson. Last reply by Corinne Gibson Sep 3, 2014.

support 2 Replies

It is nice to know that I can write on this wall my feelings. My mom passed away a few weeks ago . All the people who expressed sympathy are now nowhere to be found. She had Pancreatic Cancer for 8…Continue

Started by Jayne. Last reply by Susan V Jan 14, 2014.

Memory Pins

Hi Everyone,I wanted to share a personal project with you in the hope that it might help you in some way.A close friend of mine was suddenly killed in early 2012, and in the aftermath, it occurred to…Continue

Started by Paddy Estridge Apr 3, 2013.

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Comment by Laura on October 24, 2015 at 4:39am
Hi,
My BF lost his father suddenly 2 months ago and he is really struggling with his grief. He recently shut me out and will not respond to any oft communication (long distance relationship). I suspect that the grief is too overwhelming for him right now. What can I do to support him?
Comment by mike m on March 28, 2015 at 1:19pm

hi i lost the love of my life feb 4 2015 to cancer i think about her all the time can't set my mind on nothing else i work 8 hours a day in a factory come home and work all evening to try to keep busy and occupy my mind with anything else she died 2days before her birthday would have been 50 that morning my daughter told me we were going to be grandparent for the first time everything all at once my life is turned upside down and inside out don't know what way to turn and i had to tell them to take the ventalator out and let her go they told me she was not going to recover and all hope had gone and i couldn't take seeing her like that anymore but now i have such a feeling of guilt that i cant stand it i feel that i killed her and i just cant shake it what can i do i need help with this  

Comment by Pam C on June 21, 2014 at 4:15pm

I was wondering if anyone has suggestion for me that will help my son. My son is 7 and we lost my mother in law (his grandmother) 3 years ago to breast cancer. Since then, the thought of death scares him. It was so bad that he would have nightmares and during the day, he would break down into tears. He had got better until a couple of weeks ago. My little cousin, age 9, passed away in a drowning accident. My son and my cousin were playmates. Now we are dealing with his fears all over again. He is actually taking this death harder than his grandmother's death. I think it is because he never knew her when she was well. She was diagnosed when he was 3 months old. It is hard enough to explain death to a child but when a child passes away it is really hard. He thinks now that he could die because our cousin was just 2 years older. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Comment by Brenda Ann on October 14, 2013 at 10:39pm
Thank you for this group - we are all helping as we share on this sight. I figure it is paying it forward.
Comment by Connie K on August 5, 2013 at 5:42pm

Hello everyone. I wanted to share this sweet song I found on Youtube:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNoLJy68ZcE&feature=youtube

Hope it touches your heart. (( ))
Comment by Linda Harcrow on November 1, 2012 at 8:07pm

Hi, I still experience grief over the sudden death of my mother July 30, 2012. At the same time, I three very close friends who have lost husbands  recently and one close friend who lost a 9 month old granddaughter (a twin). I feel that I can't really give them what they need from me at this time. I try to be there for the two who live near me. At the same time, I can't expect the support from them that I normally would.  Even though, my grief runs deep, I can't imagine the pain of losing a husband or a child.

 

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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bailey, First of all, I am so sorry for your loss. My Mom passed away Feb 14th of this year and I too am still deeply grieving her loss. This is a wonderful and supportive place to come and share your feelings about your Mom's death. Anything…"
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bailey, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember towards the end of my mom's life, it was so similar in the sense that we would cross one hurdle and then something else would arise. Atrib fibrillation, leaky heart valve, congestive heart…"
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Laraine Pike commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"I lost my husband, Bill to melanoma cancer on Sept 1 2015.  It was a 2 1/2yr battle that started in his heel and after losing his heel & getting it rebuilt with 3 operations the cancer got into his bloodstream & spread to his lungs…"
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Losing Someone to Cancer

This is for anyone who has lost somone to cancer. I lost my adopted Mom to breast cancer some years ago. She was everything I could have asked for. She loved me because I was just me. She also loved my family and children as if they were her own.See More
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Bailey Smith commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Hi! Mom had been staying with me and went into the hospital on June 14th and along with Parkinson's everything started to fall apart. Every time we thought we were making progress we would find out she had another diagnosis. It was…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Bluebell. I’m glad he did you seem like such a wonderful person. We all are going through this great sadness I miss my mom everyday and I always say mom I don’t know if you can hear me but I love and miss you so much. Then I’ll say…"
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"No worries Theresa. It happens to all of us at one time or another.  Even though I want to honor my Mom on Christmas, I know there are going to be tears and sorrow. It can not be avoided. I loved her and miss her. It broke my heart when she…"
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Lost with out him commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I am not functioning well either! I am a robot doing things that I do not care about doing because I have to. I feel like the walking dead. I am dead inside.nothing bring me joy.. My Grandchild only remind me he is missing. I miss him do much it…"
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I miss my Mom!

If you have that hole in your heart that you get when you lose the woman that you shared a body with....
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Morgan, I too am going on five years. I hate the holidays and just wish I could go to sleep until they are over. My Husband was my soulmate and he lives on in my broken heart. I just go through the motions of everyday. Mornings are the worse, I…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I don't know how the rest of you are doing but I seem to not be able to get a handle on living.  I function and work but I keep remembering.  And when I do I end up so desperate for him.  I just don't know how much longer I…"
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Shamika Anthony replied to Lea Williams's discussion My Sister in the group Losing Someone to Drug Overdose
"Lea, I understand how you feel.  I lost my brother, and I just feel like you have to take things one day at a time.  Most days I am angry, and I miss him terribly, but there are times I think about how he would want me to be.  I…"
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Shamika Anthony added a discussion to the group Losing Someone to Drug Overdose
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Lost my brother, best friend

August 23, 2017 i lost my brother to an accidental overdose.  He lived with me for over a year and a half and was in recovery for at least 3 years.  When he passed it took my breath away and we were uncertain as to why he passed.  We were only 3 years apart and our bond was unusually strong for brother and sister.  I am having a very difficult time coping with the entire situation.  Especially since finding on 11/14/17 the actual cause of death was an accidental overdose. I told my father but I…See More
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Shamika Anthony joined Laura Rozier's group
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Losing Someone to Drug Overdose

If you've lost someone you loved due to them overdosing on drugs, let's talk about it here.See More
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Losing a sibling

For anyone who's lost a sibling. It's worse than people seem to think it is.
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Sherri and Luisa Thank you so much it is really nice to know there are other people on here that know how you feel the holidays are just not my favorite time. Although I do remember my mother decorated the house every year even though my dad died…"
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