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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Linda Engberg replied to Linda Engberg's discussion No one cares after spouses death.
"That was beautifully said Jon-Paull"
6 hours ago
Dennis C. replied to Trina H's discussion Coping with the death of my baby girl
"Her is an interesting resource. (just click or tap on the link) It discusses the Bibles view of Death. Why we die, but especially the hope that the Bible gives us about the future. I hope it helps with some hope and comfort. When a Loved One Dies"
7 hours ago
Jon-Paul Ackerman replied to trav's discussion Death of a soulmate(spouse) : Single, Suicide or moving on in life?
"Haha Trav, She won't let you lol. I've tried. They want Us to fulfill this life before chasing them to the next. I suggest cactus treatment. Maybe even microdosing psilocybin for the reoccurring pain that will never go away. You'll…"
16 hours ago
Jon-Paul Ackerman replied to Linda Engberg's discussion No one cares after spouses death.
"No. Nobody cares. We have nobody. All we have is Our decisions. The One we love most never leaves Us. We have become One. Is the beauty of true marriage. Not even death can do Us part."
16 hours ago
Richard Rivera added a discussion to the group Lost My Spouse...
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THOSE THREE WORDS: "I LOVE YOU"

Annette's been dead just under eight months. My grieving hasn't stopped. I try but I keep getting worse mentally and physically. My groin has swollen more and now due to the fluid build its reaching past my knees. Grotesque doesn't come close to the sight of my misshapen body. I am a freak who is stared at whenever I manage to find the slight strength to go out. So it got me to thinking. As homely as I am, as disgusting as I have become, I remember those three words my wife and I lived with…See More
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M Adams commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hearing about people's cats makes me want to say the name of our dear little cat Spooky. She was one of those sweet cats that wait for you at the door, recognize the sound of your car approaching, and come when you call...so of course we were…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Irina, I have over 20 diferent types of shirts with missing my Husband quotes They show the different ones on the advertisments on Facebook Linda"
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Mike H. posted a blog post

Mankind’s Fight Against Mortality

NOTE: My blogs are not posted with the intention of promoting any organization or religion. The goal of these blogs are to provide the same comfort I received for the death of a loved one. Enjoy.Death is a fearsome enemy. We fight it with all our might. We may try to deny it when it strikes someone dear to us. Or, in the exuberance of youth, we may imagine that the enemy will never come to claim us—a delusion we cling to as long as we can.Few thought more about immortality than the ancient…See More
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irina s joined kimberly rowe's group
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mY sOuLmAtE, mY bEsTfRiEnD,mY sUpErMaN,mY eVeRyThInG

this is ment for the people who have lost the closest thing to them it doesnt matter if its a person or an animal it's stilla lost and they all hurt
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Elynn m commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I have been so lonely the past two days.   Have no desire to do anything right now.  Spent some time out in my garden, but that didn't help too much...just got a call from my son.  Said he'll be back soon (30 minutes).…"
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Pearl Irene replied to Karen's discussion Please share your Story = the Loss of your Son or Daughter in the group Missing my Son or Daughter
"I lost my son Dalton, June 16, 2017. He was riding his Motorcycle, lost control and hit a concrete light pole. He died instantly. He was quite a character, one of a kind. He was the warrior for the underdog, a sponge for any type of knowledge…"
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Missing my Son or Daughter

For all of us that are suffering the loss a son or daughter.
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Pearl Irene replied to jordan's discussion I don't no what to do anymore
"Jordan, there are some churches that have grief meetings. I have been considering it, but I thought I would wait a while. My grief is very new since my son died last month. This is something you have been carrying for years. The memory box from your…"
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Lost with out him posted a status
"I am now suffering PTSD about the actual "death". I cannot get that vision out of my head. I tried to save him.."
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bluebird commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"John, I understand.  Aside from Summer and Benny, I still get sad about the loss of our dog Sandy, who we had when I was a kid and through my college years.  She died when I was in college, and I still love and miss her.  I don't…"
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KIM Montgomery commented on Katherine Ellis's group Losing Someone to Cancer
"Cancer sucks.  My husband didn't even last 6 months."
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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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