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Their Sweethearts and Their Darlings: AfterTalk Weekly 12.12.19

  Their Sweethearts and Their Darlings By Mary Jane Hurley Brant In Honor of Mothers Finding Meaning Again Nov. 28, 2019   The moon sighed The day they died Their sweethearts And their darlings   The breezes fair Mothers touched their hair Their sweethearts And their darlings   Their looks forlorn For loved children born

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Suicide in the Young: AfterTalk Weekly 12.5.19

Suicide in the Young: An Essay Author: Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. Few readers may realize how heavy a toll is taken by suicide during the years of high school, college, and young adulthood. Although suicide is at last being viewed as a public health issue, says psychiatrist and best-selling author Kay Redfield Jamison, we are still

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Thanksgiving: AfterTalk Weekly 11.28.19

THANKSGIVING  The time draws near And the calendar says Thanksgiving is really here. Time to reflect and time to gather Thoughts of what to be thankful of. Thankful? I think not. My life is not full these days And to be thankful is beyond my grasp. But to give thanks? This, I believe, can be

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When All you Have are Memories: AfterTalk Weekly 11.21.19

When All you Have are Memories by Anne Peterson You sit alone with memories, from when they slipped away. You wake with little energy to make it through each day. Your loss is overwhelming, the pain is so surreal, You never knew it possible, to feel the way you feel. The world keeps spinning all

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Online Therapy: AfterTalk Weekly 11.14.19

Editor’s Note:  We don’t usually link to entire articles, but this one is too good to pass up, and the people at Consumers Advocate gave us permission to do so. Online therapy is increasingly popular and efficacious. Many people live in areas where face-to-face professional grief therapy is unavailable. Others work hours that make it

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