February 2012 Blog Posts (42)

Signs

Signs come in many forms (Daffodils, Photo via stock.xchng/redster) When I am talking with someone who is grieving, the conversation often turns to the signs they have received from their loved one, letting them know they are still around. They range from the subtle to the incredibly direct. 



One woman said she saw her husband approach, felt him kiss her on the cheek and heard his voice telling her that he loved her. Most are not that clear. One woman told me that she had wanted to plant flowers at her husband’s grave. The cemetery’s…

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Added by Nancy Weil on February 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — 16 Comments

Suicide and Obituaries

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, International Survivors of Suicide Day Last week, a former colleague emailed me wondering if I had heard about another writer from our we know who had died last summer. Shocked, I immediately looked up his obituary online. The obit said he had passed away on a Saturday afternoon in August. He was 65.

 

As I read further into the obituary, my shock deepened -- and my sadness:

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Foundation…

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Added by Susan Soper on February 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

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