Help from grief counselors

Coping with Suicide Loss

Like millions of people around the world, I was shocked by the news of Robin Williams’ death a few weeks ago.  It was so heartbreaking to learn that the man who made us laugh by sharing his amazing talent with us for decades, was internally suffering in silence.  I took the news hard as it …

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Father’s Day

For many, Father’s Day can be difficult to get through if you have experienced the loss of your father.  I know from first-hand experience.  My son was 4 years old when his father died and I was 9 when my father passed.  What helped my son and I in the first few years was to …

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How God Blesses Broken Hearts

Greetings GHN members, The above title may be confusing to you at this time.  After all, you’re probably thinking, ‘My heart is broken in a million pieces over the loss of my loved one.  How can God bless that?’ I remember feeling that way for a while, myself.  But, I’ve been blessed to be a …

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Mother’s Day

For many of us, Mother’s Day is a difficult time to get through.  Especially, if you’ve lost your mother or wife that you had children with, recently or in the last few years.  It’s also a tough for mother’s who have lost a child or are struggling to have a child.  I’m blessed that my mother is …

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“How to get through grief and loss”

Hello GHN members, The attached article shares some helpful and effective steps on things you can do to help in your grief recovery.  My personal favorites are the advice to Rediscover Exercise – Movement of the body helps “unstick” your grief. And to Give Your Heart a Break – Try to allow yourself times of …

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Coping with Grief during the Holidays: Do’s and Don’ts

To all Grief Hope Network members, Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season!  All of us realize how difficult this time of year can be.  Below is an article written by licensed therapist, Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW.  I hope you find her suggestions extremely helpful. – Five Do’s 1. Do pace yourself. a. Give yourself time to …

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Getting Through Life’s Losses

Hello Grief Hope Network Members, It is my pleasure to share my pastor, Rick Warren’s 3rd message after the loss of his son Matthew earlier this year.  In this 6 part series, ‘Getting Through WhatYour Going Through,’ he shares what he and his wife Kay have learned about grief.  They have learned that grief is healthy …

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When Your World Collapses

I am so blessed to be a 20+ year member of Saddleback Church.  It’s my honor to post Pastor Rick & Kay Warren’s second service as they share their grief recovery journey after their son Matthew died.  I know this powerful message will give you ‘Help for Today & Hope for Tomorrow.’ http://www.saddleback.com/mc/m/6c3cb/ At Grief Hope Network, we recognize there are several …

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Help For Grieving Parents: A Grief Support Network Perspective

“The Death Of A Child – The Grief Of The Parents: A Lifetime Journey” An excerpt from an article on WWW.ATHEALTH.COM “Expressing feelings in journals, poetry, prayers, or other reflective writings or in art, music, or other creative activities.” Grief Hope Network recognizes that parental grief is unique and especially challenging. As part of our …

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Welcome to Grief Hope Network!

Been there, done that.  Got the t-shirt (two, so far).  My father died suddenly of a heart attack when I was 9 years old.  My husband died in 2004 when my son was 4.  There have been many other losses; grandparents, friends and other family members but none have affected me as profoundly as the …

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