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Featured this Month:

From the Desk of Father Rubey
3 days ago by Father Ruby
In June, we celebrate Father’s Day. As we think of Fathers what word comes to our minds? For some, it is “caretaker.” For others, it is “protector.” Both connotations are very descriptive of who a Father is and is supposed to be.
Honesty after Loss
3 days ago by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Grief has been said to strip away everything that is non-essential, a distillation process. But after the gaping shock of a suicide, the mind of the survivor is beset with layers of questions and conflicting narratives.

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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Thursday, January 01, 2015 by Father Rubey
Now that the holidays have come to an end, members of the LOSS family breathe a big sigh of relief that the decorations can come down and the grief journey can continue. The holidays are generally a very stressful time because there is so much gaiety and cheerfulness, and survivors of a suicide are almost forced to put on the “happy face”. It is very difficult to get through the holidays with such a heavy heart.
How Memories Age
Monday, December 01, 2014 by Cynthia Waderlow, MSE, LCSW
The young children in our grief program often struggle with recalling memories of the loved one they lost to suicide. They might say that they remember places, behaviors, or activities that occurred on a regular basis with their loved one, but too often the memories are vague. We know that when children as young as four or five remember the fancy rims on Papa’s wheels, or that father tossed them playfully in the air, or an older brother played soccer and wore a particular kind of hat, they have locked on to something that stands out and carries significance.