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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Friday, January 26, 2018 by Father Ruby
The month of February brings Valentine’s Day to the calendar and with that day there are a lot of conflicted emotions. For people grieving a death from suicide there can be a missing card from that dear one who found life so painful. Valentine’s Day is all about love and strong feelings towards loved ones.
Time
Friday, January 26, 2018 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Moving into 2018 many of us recognize a milestone. It can mean endurance, affirmation of the loss after struggling with the reality of it, opening to another year of the void, and for some who have stayed with grief for a longer period of time, it might mean new goals for the reconstruction of life. As a LOSS counselor one of the first questions I hear adults ask is, “How long will I be in so much pain?”

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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Father Rubey
I recently had the opportunity to co-facilitate one of our monthly grief support groups. Fully half of the group members were totally new to LOSS, having lost their loved ones to suicide just a couple of months ago. Many different relationship losses were represented and the ages of those who had died reached across the life span. Some group members had prior awareness of their loved one’s struggles and vulnerabilities, while others had absolutely no idea that this tragedy could ever be a possibility in their family. And while they told different stories of their loved ones’ path to suicide, they shared similar concerns and questions. I imagine that some were also wrestling with questions or doubts that they may not have wanted to voice, yet.
What My Grief is Like
Thursday, February 23, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
After a suicide, or any sudden death, we often feel naive about what to expect regarding our grief responses.