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Grieving for a Father: other people’s grief

“I was so sorry to hear that your father died,” was probably one of the worst lines you could have said to me in 2010. I hated nothing more than other people’s pain in the months after my father passed. At best, it was an unpleasant reminder of what I was trying to put in

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Children as Survivors of Suicide on AfterTalk LIVE

  Experts Discuss Children as Survivors of Suicide on Wednesday, January 7th 3pm EST on AfterTalk: LIVE On Wednesday, AfterTalk: LIVE presents the second part of a discussion of the impact of a parental suicide on children and how families can cope. The panel features  Mandi Zucker, MSW, Grief Recovery Specialist and Program Director of Imagine: A

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Loss of Father: An AfterTalk Letter on the Anniversary of my Father’s Death

Dad, The summer after you died, I went through the attic.  I was not looking for your things.  Honestly, I was looking for vintage clothes from Mom’s old wardrobe.  I’m not ashamed of that, because the skeletal mounds of your things around the house were suffocating.  Shirts and pants and underwear, and Mom couldn’t get rid of them,

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Children and Grief: Understanding Young Children Who Have Lost Parent

I raised two children who lost their birth father when they were four and a half years old and ten months old. They are now in their twenties and doing well in life, so I speak with some experience. This layered on my own life experiences and those of the many people I have spoken

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