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Keeper of Memories
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
I’d like to extend some brief thoughts about family grief through the holidays. There is a lot written on the subject to be found on the internet and various bereavement books. No wonder, because holiday traditions have “normal” and “what we always do” baked into them. When a loved one central to the family has died from suicide, these days can be approached with perhaps too much hope that they will help us feel better, or only dread or confusion.
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.

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Groundlessness
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Very recently, an esteemed friend and colleague died suddenly of natural causes. Not suicide. She was loved by many, and possibly at the peak of her life, but without warning, she was gone. We have lost her unique humor and animation, her dedication to helping others.
Getting Back to Normal
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
After a suicide, how does a family with children think about “normal again?” What is the time involved? How do children and adults work at this?