What others might not know about suicide loss continued (part 3 of 3)

                This is what I have noticed when people start to “get better” or appear better. This in NO WAY says they are 100% better.  It does say that they are starting to live around the pain of their loss.  As mentioned before, the pain from loss never […]

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What others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS (part two of three)

                Below is a continuation of a prior post on some of what others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS and the experiences that someone has when a suicide death happens to a person they care about.  Not only care about, but perhaps they have found the deceased […]

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What others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS (part one of three)

                  Below is some of what others might not know about SUICIDE LOSS and the experiences that someone has when a suicide death happens to a person they care about.  Not only care about, but perhaps they have found the deceased person after they died by suicide. […]

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Expected Death in the Home…EDITH

I know this is available in Canada and I wonder where else in the world.  I would love to know your thoughts and extra information if you have it and would like to share it with me. This article is intended to briefly highlight the concept of“Expected Death in the Home” which is sometimes referred […]

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YES, you can support others through their grief

Hello and how are you doing? If you are grieving this may be a loaded question.  If you are wanting to support a grieving individual there are some things you need to know.  Even for those who are grieving, until it is seen in print or mentioned, they may not realize they are experiencing or displaying […]

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When did the roles reverse?

As I read this article over again before posting it, I can feel the sadness in me.  I do realize there are some things you choose to take on and other choices are just that; to do or not to do and that is one of the questions. Does anyone else understand how hard this […]

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Measuring success in saying good bye to grief

What does saying good bye to grief look like to YOU?  Can you imagine the grief you would want or need to say good bye to or would some component of grief always be with you?  Everyone is unique in how they handle or do not handle grief.  Everyone has a story that is somewhat […]

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Since my loss, I forget how to prepare meals

“I forget how to prepare meals” is a comment I have heard several times from the primary cook in a family after a sudden and/or traumatic death loss, which is defined by the individual, not myself.  You may wonder how someone can forget how to cook meals. Consider for a moment what the grieving person […]

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Have Friends of Every Age

Over thirty-five years ago my elderly neighbour Mrs. McKellar, said it was important to have friends in every age grouping.  At the time there was an over fifty years difference in our ages.  The main point she impressed on me was death happens and you lose friends and family all through life. Looking back many […]

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Accidental Death Insurance Story

Accidental death insurance is available from many different companies and is just that; coverage for death due to an accident. Reading and understanding the fine print in all policy information is important. Sometimes, there can be one word that changes the whole meaning of what individuals think they have coverage for. I suppose this is a […]

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