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A Letter to Grieving Teens

Posted on February 2, 2021 by Kelia Bergin

Reaching out to teens who have lost someone close to them, acknowledging that grief is complicated, and offering a virtual space for talking or just listening ...

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The Power of Forgiveness at End of Life

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div.

A hospice chaplain recalls how she took Mother Teresa's words to heart, which helped reconcile a family as one member neared the end of his life. ...

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Coping with the Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on December 2, 2020 by The Care Dimensions Grief Support Team

The holidays can be a challenging and confusing time for people who are grieving, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more crucial to consider your needs, feelings and capacity. ...

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6 Ways to Support Your Child After a Suicide Death

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Sarah Bujold

Here are six tips on how to guide a conversation with your child about a death by suicide and suggestions for offering support. ...

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Finding Comfort, Care in Midst of Life’s Storms

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div.

Although things may look bleak as we experience turbulence and adversity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, a chaplain encourages us to persevere through the storm. ...

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Rainbow Promise

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Robert Hagopian, M.Div.

A rainbow helps a Care Dimensions hospice chaplain support a grieving family and remind his co-workers of their promise to patients and families. ...

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Tips for Coping With Mother’s Day or Father’s Day Following Loss

Posted on May 7, 2020 by Wendy Paramore, LICSW

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can trigger intense feelings, even years after a death. Here are six tips that grieving families have found useful when trying to cope with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. ...

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Recognizing Desocialization Grief During a Pandemic

Posted on May 4, 2020 by Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to give up old norms, values, attitudes and behaviors. Recognizing the resulting grief can bring comfort. ...

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Coping with Grief During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 21, 2020 by April Evans, LICSW

Whether you've lost a loved one or something you're attached to because of the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some ways of coping with the loss. ...

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Different Type of Bereavement Visit Leads to Discovery

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Rev. Beth Loughhead, M.Div.

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to move their bereavement meetings outside at a safe distance, Beth and Tracey noticed something special in their neighborhood. ...

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