Grief, especially traumatic grief due to shooting events, can leave families in a deep valley of despair. Such tragic events can alter lives forever and scar the future. Senseless and traumatic it is hard for families to understand why
The article, “Time doesn’t erase grief, strong emotions connected to the victims of mass shootings: by Brian Hutchel states,
“It was April 1999 when the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado shocked a nation. Video of students desperately sprinting from the school to safety under the watch of armed police flooded televisions across the nation.”
The loss of a new born can be the most painful type of loss one can ever experience in life.
This article looks at the pain and grief associated with it, When a Grieving Mother Talks, Listen , by Jen Gunter states,
“There is a chance that you will receive a holiday card this year from someone who lost a baby right before or right after birth. Someone like me.
When someone who lost a baby puts together a holiday card, the family photo, if we are brave enough to include one, is never quite right because it is missing someone. The updates we write about our lives are always incomplete because there is an untold story.”
Once upon a time, many moons ago, Eleanor wrote an amazing post about self-portraits. In that post, in case you missed it or failed to commit it to memory, she said: There was a time when I didn’t have the words to describe my grief even privately. In those early days the only tool I …
If you are not trying to have a baby, then you may never know you miscarry. Yet many couples are proactively trying to become pregnant. They may be in denial about how many miscarriages actually occur.
One of the most horrid types of loss is a still birth. The loss of a child with the trauma of delivering a dead child. This trauma is intense. This article looks at 9 ways to respond to the grief of stillbirth
There are many forms of grief therapy. One form is the use of art. It may seem that art might contribute little to the healing of grief, but this article focuses on how one mother did just that. An insightful article that will also warm your heart.
The article, “A mother uses art as a passage through grief” by Francie Minder
“The first years after my 15-year-old daughter, Chava, died of cancer, I was walking around in a fog. Each day was painful as the initial shock and disbelief faded, letting reality sink in. My world had been turned upside down. Eventually I could go through the steps of everyday life, but the extreme loss was with me every second of every day.”
Grief counseling and grief therapy can be so beneficial to those dealing with the tragedy of loss in their lives. Undergoing such interventions takes commitment as well as time. Grief is a journey that we undertake. There are no real short cuts but various forms of therapies can be extremely beneficial in providing support and courage through it all.
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