grief

Losing a family member is one of the most traumatic life events; Families must support one another to endure the five stages of grief and get through it together.

Sarah Carrillo4 months ago
Dysfunctional
The title is off putting, isn't it? What could be dysfunctional? Well, it's a difficult topic, Domestic Abuse. For some readers, you'll leave at the mention of that charge, for others, you're curious ...
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Lily Haycraft5 months ago
The Accident
5. 4. 3. 2. 1. The sound of the gun. My feet pushing off the platform and diving into the water, my legs pressed together tightly, and for a sliver of a moment, I feel like a mermaid, and I feel my wo...
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Monica Stegall5 months ago
Butterflies
Something in my imaginary world sometimes thinks about things that someone might have to go through one day, what I would do if something like this happened to me. Imagination and thoughts turned into...
JoJo Conquistador5 months ago
Plot Twist!
Some years ago now, I suffered a tragic loss. Whilst 39 weeks pregnant with my second child, I lost my husband—suddenly—to undiagnosed metastatic spinal malignancy (in layman's terms: Spinal cancer, s...
Aleea Whitmire5 months ago
Her Final Lesson
My grandmother died at a point in my life where I wasn't very proud of myself. She was my best friend, my biggest fan, and one of the greatest loves of my life, although I didn't always know that. Gro...
Emily Gales5 months ago
Fathers & Daughters
November 4, 2006: A Year of Great Change But first, I should probably tell the story as to why... the entire story. My parents divorced when I was too little to know what it meant. I was about 2-years...
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Tea Brown5 months ago
Aftermath
My miscarriage is no secret. Neither was my pregnancy. Announced by somebody other than myself, my baby’s presence was known from day one. I now have his name tattooed on my shoulder and his first ult...
Charleigh Haley5 months ago
A World Beyond Our Own
“There’s more to life than what you see,” My mother used to say to me as we drove through town in the dead of night. She delivered newspapers to every home in our tiny village of Sabina, Ohio, and onc...
Chelsea Jones5 months ago
Forever Missing My Dad
January 31, 2018 was a day I will never forget... I remember every detail. It was a Wednesday, and I had just began to work on my second patient of the morning when I heard my office manager behind me...
Lena Michelle 5 months ago
I Was 19 Years Old
Newly into college, I was juggling a full schedule with my academics, waitressing, and being a student athlete, where I also had to juggle practice two times a day. I had no real social life in terms ...
yajaira quintero5 months ago
Postpartum Anxiety
My anxiety. Why did I have to be that mom? The mom who worries about EVERYTHING, and I honestly mean EVERYTHING. The one who asks questions she should know the answer to. The mom who constantly thinks...
Sheila Robertson5 months ago
Medical Malpractice at It's Finest; And the Dangers of Coumadin
I lost my Aunt unexpectedly over this past weekend. It basically downright sucks! You can only imagine how her kids feel, how her grand kids feel, and mostly her husband of 58 years feel! It is so mad...
April Mansfield5 months ago
My Son's Passing
To begin, I was a single mother of six children. Five of those children living with me due to my oldest being taken to Florida by who MAY be his father while I was at the doctor's. (I will elaborate o...
Ashley Antoinette5 months ago
Dear Damien
How to survive after losing your child is such a hard thought no one has a concrete answer to. When your child's last heart beat on the monitor beats its last beat, your breath drops and your heart fe...
Anne Reboa5 months ago
To My New Hero in Heaven
To my new Hero in Heaven, I think it goes without saying that we miss you more than anything and that none of us can go a single day without thinking of you at least three times. I'm sure I'm not the ...
Korrie Denton5 months ago
"We Think She's Having a Heart Attack"
Flash back three and a half years. I just gave birth to the most non alien looking, beautiful baby girl. My life had been a s*** show before I became pregnant with her. Her daddy and I were headed dow...
Kalie Abshier5 months ago
Grief
Grief is rough, no matter who you are. But the causes of grief vary. Today, I'm going to talk about how I lost my younger brother, Jacob, to murder and how my family and I deal with it. Jacob was a sp...
Hannah Johnson5 months ago
You Are So Loved
Unfortunately, my life has been touched by suicide. During high school, I struggled with self harm and suicidal feelings. I didn't have a productive way of coping with stress, and self harm became my ...