Tag Archives: loss of a child

Before he died: Clear-Cut by Chanel Brenner: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.8.19

by Chanel Brenner  It falls from my binder, cherry crayon streaks ripen in sun, LOVE RILEY—   a valentine from my son, three weeks before he died,   cutout paper once a tree, before its felling and reduction to pulp.   I pick up the heart, hold it like a seed I’ll save   to

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Going through it together: how to support each other after the loss of a child

by Nat Juchems Loss of a child is something that most of us will experience in our lives, but many will never feel the pain and trauma of losing a child. It’s often referred to as the ultimate tragedy; the passing of a child is something that no parent ever expects to have to go

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African-Americans and Grief

A Grief Observed From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, the power and pain of Black mourning. BY MYCHAL DENZEL SMITH June 22, 2017 Mamie Till-Mobley wrote her memoir, Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, in 2003, the same year she died of heart failure, and 47 years after the lynching of her son,

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From Heroin to Hope: Making Sense of the Loss of a Child

by Marsha I Wiggins, Ph.D. “In the early morning hours of August 9, 2013, I received the phone call I had dreaded would come, the phone call somehow I knew would come, the phone call no parent ever wants to receive. On the other end of the line was my son’s dad, voice trembling, choking

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A Son’s Suicide: AfterTalk Inspirational 7.12.18

A few weeks ago we published a Ask Dr. Neimeyer Q&A about a son’s suicide. It provoked many comments. As this week’s Inspirational, we want to share one of them with you.  The Q&A can be found at this link: A MOTHER’S QUESTION Here is the comment by Bernice Singh: Not Enough!!!!! This is the

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