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  1. Suicide in the Church, Part 3 By Michael Tummillo
    Suicide strikes...AGAIN!This may wind up being the most important article some have ever read. I hope it will not only help a few readers, but that it will open the eyes of others, aiding in their understanding, motivating them to help. I trust there will be those who will actually clip it, mailing it to someone for whom they are concerned, or posting it in the breakroom.I've written quite a bit about suicide over the past few weeks and have received some remarkable feedback. I wrote on the su…


  2. You Have to Show Up: On Small Miracles (Okay, maybe not so small) By Laura Young
    I hadn't intended to go to my cousin's funeral.That sounds terrible, I know. And if I had chosen to focus on the 18 year estrangement of various factions of my family from each other and my own 15 year estrangement from my uncles (hey, Greeks are a war-like people, what can I say?), I could have patted myself on the back for the fact that I had gone to the wake and let it go at that.But if you knew the littlest thing about me, you would know that I recognize an inner dragon when I see one. And…


  3. Death Poem By Lorraine Kember
    During the two years of my husband's terminal illness, death was never far from my mind. We had been told he was dying and even a time in which it was supposed to happen. We had no idea of how it would happen. I was loathe to let him out of my sight incase he should suddenly die and not return to me and woke each day fearing that he may have died during the night. Towards the end of his illness I sensed that death was near, waiting in the shadows to steal my love from me and wrote the follow…


  4. Death, Close and Personal By Monica Mingo
    I got an email recently from someone whose mother died. She knew I'd suffered the loss of my mother and wanted some insight on how to deal with it. Unfortunately for her, I had no advice...shit...I'm still dealing with it.Every single day I think about my mother. I think about her living and breathing. Talking to me, laughing with me, yelling at me. But I never, ever think about her death. This email made me think of that so I began resenting that email. I began resenting that someone else had…


  5. Suicide Survivor By T.L. McMullen
    Suicide is a nightmare for survivors of loved ones. Death in itself is hard to cope with but when someone you love intentionally takes their life, this pain is somehow multiplied many times over. Your mind races with unanswered questions and your heart pounds in shock – then it hits you. They are GONE, taken from this earth by their own actions, and there is nothing you can do to get them back.Most people struggle with the ultimate unanswered question – WHY?Why would they do this? Why didn…


  6. Dying? Not Me! Why You Should Plan for Transition By C. Bailey-Lloyd
    Remember the Eulogy projects we had to write back in High School? Death is a tough subject to broach, and many would rather deny death then embrace it. Someone once said, "...There are only two guarantees in life: Death and Taxes." How true is this phrase? It is normally when we are faced with the imminence of dying or death that we only begin making plans or arrangements for our transition.Having firsthand knowledge, it is very difficult to experience the physical death or passing of a l…


  7. When's Sarah Coming Home? Helping Your Child Understand Death By Dr. Charles Sophy
    For most children, their first experience with grief comes with the death of a beloved family pet. When Zoe the eight-week old puppy dies of parvovirus or Tweety the budgie stops singing his morning song, a child experiences profound and lasting loss for the first time in their young lives.Children want and need to know about death, yet we are often reluctant — even squeamish — when talking about it. Conversations with kids about death can be extremely difficult, but they are so important. H…


  8. Are We All Losers? Understanding Grief By Saundra L. Washington
    The well-known pioneer researcher Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross identified five states through which the dying patient goes. It is also true that the recently bereaved and the about to be bereaved evidence the same stages. Kubler Ross has labeled the 5 stages denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. People do not necessarily go through these stages in any set order or over a set length of time, nor does the individual necessarily pass through each of the stages. Most controversial is…


  9. Pet Loss: Significant and Profound Loss or Much Ado about Nothing? By Marcia Breitenbach
    For those who have deeply loved and lost their animal companions, the answer is obvious and yet disturbing. There are still far too many people in our culture who minimize and trivialize the loss of a pet. They tell the grieving friend, colleague or family member, "What's wrong with you? Get over it. It was only a dog (or cat, bird, horse, etc.) Get yourself a new one! After all, it's been a month already. You shouldn't be so torn up over this."Having been a grief counselor and a pet los…


  10. Grief By Saundra L. Washington
    I didn't know a heart could die before it stopped beating. I didn't know a life could cease before it stopped breathing.I didn't know how devastation could wend a living soul I didn't know how death could make one lose all self control.I didn't know the pain of loss was so intense and sharp. I didn't know the depth of void death leaves within the heart.I didn't know how often tears would redden hurting eyes. I didn't know how hard it was to say one's last good-bye's.I didn't know that pain wo…


  11. Proof of Spiritual Afterlife: Messages from Beyond By C. Bailey-Lloyd
    On the 19th of October, my father passed away at home. Surrounded by family and friends, my dad fought death until he could no more. His battle had been long and weary; and though we'd tried every resource under the sun to "fix him," in the end, he lost his battle to multiple heart-related reasons - though I attribute his spiraling demise to MRSA.It began with a quadruple bypass heart surgery in early 2002. While surgeons at a local, major (hospital) had done a super job repairing his heart, h…


  12. How to Plan a Life Celebration By Mary Hickey
    A funeral doesn’t have to be family and friends sitting in front of a dead body saying the rosary. Today many people are shying away from traditional memorial services and choosing instead to create a memorable, personalized life celebration. You may have some questions such as:Why Should I Have a Service at All?Services are really about love. You are taking the time and expressing and sharing the love that you felt for that person. It's important to celebrate but not at the expense of acknowl…


  13. Coping With A Funeral By Sharon Jacobsen
    When the death of a loved one occurs, regardless or whether it was expected or not, you will find yourself having to deal with a great number of people. Some you will know closely, others may be complete strangers; all will be claiming some kind of relationship to the deceased.Whilst grieving for your loved one you may find yourself not wanting contact with anybody other than those to whom you are closest. Having to deal with so many people can be very difficult so it's important to understand…


  14. Show Me the Way to go Home By Charles Bonasera
    I remember being mesmerized by Steven Spielberg’s classic movie “ET” as were my children who were quite young at the time. The extra terrestrial creature’s need to “go home” was the main theme of the film and the impediments to its being able to accomplish that end result were more than frustrating to the audience…as it was intended. In addition to frustration, the audience experienced sadness, fear, humor, anxiety, victory and happiness. It dealt with people not being able to deal with the…


  15. Handicapped From Suicide By Lindsay Blades
    I am 23 years old. I come from a large family. I have 2 brothers (6 and 7), and 3 sisters (2months, 17, and 21). We are a very close famly, but I am especially close with my 17 year old sister. Like twins, with a very special bond. For the most part we all led very normal lives. I moved away got married and had two children, but we still saw each other every day.One morning I was awaken by my cell phone ringing very early in the morning. My parents were calling me to ask me to come to t…


  16. How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief By Lorraine Kember
    Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of emotions experienced when we are living in expectation of loss and grieving because of it. Anticipatory Grief is particularly relevant to those who have received a terminal diagnosis and for those who love and care for them.Terminal diagnosis changes the very structure of our existence, takes away our control and our ability to hope and plan for the future. When someone we love is given a terminal illness, we become painfully aware of the fr…


  17. When Change Comes (Dealing With Grief and Loss) By Dr. Brenda Shoshanna
    Needless to say, the time after loss is volatile and confusing for most people. Unresolved issues come to the fore and questions we have not answered must often be confronted. Along with a sense of abandonment and sorrow, anger often arises. Most have little understanding of what they are going through, or what to expect in the future. Facing the unknown can produce additional fear.Yet crisis means opportunity. When the process of grief is handled properly suffering can be diminished and symp…


  18. When The Spirit Leaves The Body By Nick Arrizza, M.D.
    Do you spend most of your time inside or outside of your body? If you know what I'm talking about then I can almost certainly say that you have spent some time outside of your body.What does it even mean to "be outside" of one's body? Well, in order to appreciate what this means you must have an experience of your "Self" first and then you must be able to "feel" where that "Self" is geographically speaking.So let's start with the first part. In order to get an experience of your "Self" think o…


  19. Do You Know Someone Who's Dying? By Dwight Norwood
    Too many people are dying alone…The dying are one of society's most unrecognized and under-served groups. As individuals near the end of life they are often ignored, discounted, misunderstood and forgotten.We are doing something about it…The Twilight Brigade/Compassion in Action is a national 501c(3) nonprofit organization committed to raising society's consciousness about the needs of the dying through community and professional education, advocacy, and service to the terminally ill and their…


  20. How to Deal with Suffering By Corbin Wright
    Reflect upon the following questions, and answer those you feel might be most important for those who are most concerned about this topic.QUESTIONNAIRE ON HOW TO COPE WITH SUFFERING1- If there is a loving God, why do so many Christians and good people have to suffer so much whereas others don’t? What about natural disasters?2- In suffering, why are some people so sensitive, and others not, over the same event? Give examples.3- Much suffering is caused by physical pain, so how can one deal with…


  21. Grief & Loss - Healing Your Broken Heart By Maurice Turmel
    What is it about Grief & Loss that upsets us so much? Is it the heavy duty emoting that we have to do to get through our suffering? Is it the fear we have about opening ourselves to all this pain? Because, let’s face it, it’s hard down there, in the land of grieving where all those emotions toss us around like a cork on a stormy sea.We understand that this is necessary, at a surface level, but how we are feeling is what really counts. In that place we call Grief & Loss, is where pain domin…


  22. Dads, Life, and Death By Mark Brandenburg
    When he looked at me, it was clear my father wasn't sure who I was. And as I looked back at him, I wasn't sure who he was, either.My father had just endured two heart surgeries and 6 days in intensive care. He'd returned to the hospital where he'd worked for 40 years. It was the hospital where all his children had been born. And as he sat in his bed gazing at me, I knew he might never be the same. The doctors said that he may have a long period of confusion after the surgeries. And because he'…


  23. Afraid Of Dying? Afraid Of Living! By Edward Toupin
    Over the years, I've heard many people voice their concerns of death and dying. It wasn't that they had any maladies that would cause them to die any time soon, but they were "afraid of their own immortality." The basic idea of death, or the potential of death, created a mind-numbing fear that, in some cases, forced them into isolation to avoid anything that could increase their chances of dying.Although this might sound like a gruesome topic, it is important, as one of the most common situa…


  24. GoodBye GrandMa By Mariam A. Ashour
    My dearest Grandma, I will never forget you & sorry that I was not there with you when you passed.Grandma...I can't believe The last kiss, The last "goodbye" was yesterday... Your death was a shock, I know that you are gone for now I really just do not believe how. I called you all that week You told me that you were not weak.I called you before you died just before an hours and you are okay my dear!! I came to you and held your hand. I saw your angel face like an angle sleep in the bed, the k…


  25. Signs After Suicide: The Red Butterfly By Karyl Chastain Beal
    Shortly after noon, I went into Arlyn's bedroom to get a few things to take with me. I was preparing to drive about three miles out into the country, to Woodhaven Road.I stood and gazed around her room for a few minutes; it was full of Arlyn, but it seemed so empty.I picked up a folder with some of the poems she had written. Her words. Her thoughts. Her feelings.I held it under my arm securely while I searched for something else. A Cabbage Patch doll, the dress she was christened in, a blue ri…






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