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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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I tried Lexapro Theresa. It made me sick, unfocused, fatigued, gave me motion sickness, and made me sleepy as H E double L. It was not the drug for me. I had an abnormal reaction to it. But it is a good antidepressant for others.  My head hurts…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Congratulations Avi!!!! Enjoy!!! Brett, I am anxious even before I get out of the bed and that starts everything my IBS, anxiety, headache, I will be honest I have taken Lexapro 5mg for a while after my mom passed, I stopped, I felt like a bloated…"
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Virginia G commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Brett do you not work regular hours since you’re up late always?   Today when I got up I said I was afraid to be awake.  This is how messed up my mind is."
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, your mom knows exactly how much you love her. She knows now more than ever."
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Virginia, I think we would all want a do-over even if we had done everything right. I did cry in front of my mom on many occasions. I can't say that I regret that. I think all of that was an affirmation of love, though I am sure that it caused…"
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"My car is red too. It is such a happy color."
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Awesome car Avi Bluebell"
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Guys this is my first car, bought specifically as a wish of my deceased mother. She loved red. "
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Virginia, that is the biggest setback. We do not get a second chance. Yesterday my father told me something that is causing lot of pain, regret but I am still holding up my emotions. He told me about few gestures of me and my wife which used to hurt…"
7 hours ago
Virginia G commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Brett,  I cried in the oncologists office many times and in the radiologist office so I guess I’m really bad.  I am not strong like her. I should’ve thought of how she felt instead of my own fear.  I did this the whole…"
8 hours ago
Virginia G replied to Virginia G's discussion Daylight
"Britt, I think I am more jealous when I see other people, in particular families, because I don’t have mine now.  My world is upside down and I dont belong in it now.  I don’t feel as though I deserve to be happy because I have…"
8 hours ago
Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"That's just not what I pictured at all. No blue hair. No cat glasses. You probably don't even have a leopard print jumpsuit."
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Britt Steele replied to Virginia G's discussion Daylight
"Hey, I read your post.  I think I've gone through some of what you've felt.  Why do you feel as if you shouldn't live a happy life?  Have you removed yourself from some aspects of the reality of life to dull yourself of…"
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Britt Steele replied to Virginia G's discussion Daylight
"Virginia, I thought of some things, but I wanted to ask you some stuff, without making any presumptions.  Do you feel like you don't deserve to be happy like what you are seeing of the people you are seeing during the day?  Do you…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Great photo Bluebell!"
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
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BLUEBELL commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"I did not fall. I do not have high blood pressure. It was just a fluke with no apparent cause at this time. I am thinking of you all and wishing you the best. It makes me dizzy to read very much, so I have to keep it simple. I love you all. I am…"
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Virginia, I had numbness when my mother took her last breath in ICU. I did not know what to do and doctor told me that she is not in good condition and just let her go. I requested them to try their best but did not ask too many questions. This was…"
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Theresa commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Sorry my computer is a little behind everyones posts are not showing up unless I click on them  sorry"
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