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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Father Ruby
Oftentimes I have heard from people surviving a death from suicide that their souls seem dead. This crushing blow has literally deadened one’s spirit. All around survivors the world goes on but for the survivor the world has come to a crashing halt. The world has stopped and unfortunately survivors cannot get off.
Our Grief and Our Children
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Families are little systems that respond to change on inter-related levels. Think of suicide loss within a family as producing seismic change. While individual elements of our lives have survived the loss, such as other loved ones, home, car and job, they may no longer seem familiar.

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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Monday, December 01, 2014 by Father Rubey
As we enter December and we prepare to celebrate Christmas and the celebration of Lights and Hanukkah we are reminded that this is a time to exchange gifts with those people who are important to us and we want to exchange gifts as a reminder that these people deserve something special because of who they are and that we want to express our gratitude to them for being so nice to us and making us feel very special. It is a time when we draw up our own “wish list” of things that we want during this season of gift giving.
Difficult Sibling Relationships and Suicide Grief
Saturday, November 01, 2014 by Cynthia Waderlow, MSE, LCSW
It can be challenging to think about how an adolescent grieves the suicide death of a sibling if that relationship was troubled by intense issues of rivalry and conflict.  The negativity and damage within the relationship may not have been obvious, or may have been minimized by other family members.  Such relationship difficulties are more common than one might expect, and pose unique challenges for the adolescent’s grief and subsequent healing.