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.   

Members: 34
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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Bethany posted a blog post

Rise of the Machines...

I was just finishing typing a long entry about how upset I am about my laptop dying and the potential loss of all of my files, including all of my mom's photos and many other important things, when my browser crashed and I lost my draft. Technology is out to get me this weekend. I give up.See More
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joanne replied to Lynda's discussion For the non- religious- where do we go when we die?
"Thankyou Dennis xx"
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Lesley Woolfstein commented on Tonya's group Adult Daughters grieving the death of her Mother
"My mum passed away on the 20th of April I was so close to my mum as I lived with my mum all of my life my mum passed away shortly before her 85th birthday im 56 how do u cope with this all im doing is crying all the time I would do anything to spend…"
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Adult Daughters grieving the death of her Mother

This group is for adult daughters trying to cope with losing her Mother
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BLUEBELL and Lesley Woolfstein are now friends
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Lesley. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Mom in February. When I think back over the past few months, I have seen white feathers on the ground were I live. I had no idea of the significance until I looked it up just now.  How are you…"
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Dennis C. replied to Lynda's discussion For the non- religious- where do we go when we die?
"Joanne The brain is an amazing thing. I have known cases where it just felt like there was no way the patient could hear, but when they recovered it was clear that they did hear. I ALWAYS proceed with the confidence that the patient can hear what…"
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Lesley Woolfstein commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"My mum passed away on the 20th of April ive lived with my mum all of my life im constant crying all of the time what are you suppose to do when you have lost your mum any body else out there received a white feather "
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Lesley Woolfstein joined Karen's group
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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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Lynda replied to Lynda's discussion For the non- religious- where do we go when we die?
"Thanks Richard, I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. I'm quite open minded which is why I asked the question. I really do want to know what others think/feel. I guess I'm still just trying to decide what I believe. I'm just not…"
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Richard Rivera replied to Lynda's discussion For the non- religious- where do we go when we die?
"Explanations. Yet many of NDE 's recount seeing dead relatives who died before them as well as seeing those relatives and family who died whom they've never met or Relatives who only later after they were resuscitated that they discovered…"
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Richard Rivera replied to Lynda's discussion For the non- religious- where do we go when we die?
"Dennis: I'm not a religious person by no means. It doesn't mean that I can't be a spiritual person. I have spoken to many people regarding their experience of life after death and they cannot explain it. Oh sure the "lack of…"
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silvia maria posted a blog post

When life doesn´t go MY WAY

Ok that´s odd. I have 3 fractured ribs. My drs and I had a hard time to grap the motive, a simple fall from my own height for a medicine peak of low blood pressure. What is even more amazing is how the people around us react when we don´t know what´s wrong but know there is suffering and pain. You know the type....the types of people who think she must be exagerating, or pitiful for a second or regretting their own attitude. What does it say about them? I think that´s why we feel like wild…See More
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Lynda replied to Lynda's discussion For the non- religious- where do we go when we die?
"Thanks for the comforting words Dennis, I sure hope you are right."
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Lynda replied to Lynda's discussion For the non- religious- where do we go when we die?
"AnneJ, what a well written and thoughtful reply to my question.  I will be borrowing your words if you don't mind: "We die...it's nature , it's normal if we didn't have such feelings of dependence on each other which is…"
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rachel_micele replied to Mel Royer's discussion Signs from the other side
"Thank you for posting Mel. That's wonderful Nancy visited and made clear her presence to you."
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joanne replied to Lynda's discussion For the non- religious- where do we go when we die?
"I don't think anybody has the answer to this question , but I choose to believe that there is something else.Before Andy died I used to think when you die it's the end, there's nothing, but now I've had many vivid dreams,…"
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joanne replied to Lynda's discussion For the non- religious- where do we go when we die?
"Dennis, I just wanted to ask you your opinion because you say you spent lots of times visiting people in hospital and say that patients of all conditions can hear us, do you think that my husband could hear me, he suffered a cardiac arrest, but was…"
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