New Year’s Day 2021 (unexpected teen death/no surviving child)

by Kay Bevington Rhonda's Mom As I sit in my office today, I am reminded of how our grief resembles the ice-filled trees, the snowy ice crystals on the lawn, and the slick streets just beyond our office window. NW Ohio is currently encountering an ice storm. We encountered the worst "storm" imaginable when our …

Suicide: Some Understanding Is Certain to Initiate and Develop Empathy (child suicide)

by Carol Loehr “Suicide is so selfish.” “If he loved you so much why did he hurt you this way?” “Pray for your son so he can get out of purgatory.” “There will always be something unacceptable about the freely-chosen death of a loved one.” “Why did he do it?” “Did he leave a suicide …