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Book Review: 'The Suicide Index' by Joan Wickersham

“This is what my father did,” writes Joan Wickersham early in her memoir The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order. “He got up, showered, shaved and dressed for work. He went downstairs and made a pot of coffee, and while it was brewing he went outside and walked down the long driveway to pick up the newspaper. He left the paper folded on the kitchen table, poured a cup of coffee, carried it upstairs, and put it on my mother’s bedside…

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Added by LegacyConnect on January 14, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Dealing with a sibling passing

My brother died today in his sleep and this is the worst even that has happened to me in my life am in the military and gratful it di dnot happen while i was deployed to iraq..I dont know how to deal with this am crying on minute and am okay the next...i have 2 more brother now i cant say i have 3 now i have to say 2 this is crazy this is not how life is suspoe to be he was only 24 just turned 24 less than a month ago..why couldent god take something less meaningful from me then my family,,i… Continue

Added by Mickoel on January 12, 2009 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

Six more distractions that hamper listening

When someone trusts you enough to share their thoughts and feelings, they're asking for just one thing – they'd like you to listen. They're not looking to you for answers and they don't want you to judge. They just want to voice their experience.



It's not easy to be a listener; it takes lots of energy and hard work to actively listen. You'll listen more effectively if you avoid these six additional distractions:



  1. Don't…
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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on January 12, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Losing Everybody and Everything!

My whole life has changed since 1996. During this time, well, it's very difficult to explain because I became very ill in a very strange and unusual way. But, it caused me to lose everything I had established my whole life, my reputation, my home which I loved dearly, my personality, myself, my husband. Actually, I was walking around with more than a nervous breakdown but only a couple of people could tell. I knew it. Then my dear Father, whom I was very close to passed away in 1999 at the age… Continue

Added by Peace on January 12, 2009 at 2:07am — No Comments

" A Celebration of Life & Message of Hope"

I have recently joined this Legacy site and want to thank everyone here for all the posts and messages of encouragement.



Over the last 42 months I have reached out to God to be my strength each and every day since the shocking news was given to me that my precious child had suddenly passed away. The following information on our web site documents much of my hope and healing journey.



My prayers go out to each and every one of you on this gathering place. I hope and pray you… Continue

Added by Mark on January 11, 2009 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Lost

Well it's been 2 days now that we layed my Mother to rest. I feel frozen with a million different feelings. I don't even know were to start, to tell you just what my Mom meant to me. Yesterday I found this website, I read about everyone's pain, it sounded so so familiar, it's exactly what I'm feeling now. I do know my Mom's not in pain anymore, and that is the only thing that keeps me going. Thank you to all, for sharing your stories of pain with us. Sheri

Added by Sheri on January 11, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

Losing Friends

I recently, well three days ago lost a friend who was in a car accident. Joey was such a funny kid. He was always the smartest person i ever knew and and the same time did not use his head. He apparently was going 100 mph down a street and a lady with a infant in the car went to pull into a private street. She was driving a SUV and Joey was driving a honda crx. He collided with her head on and the SUV did a 360 and at the same time Joeys car continously spun around and slammed right into a poll… Continue

Added by Melissa on January 9, 2009 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

When loss hits the workplace

It’s one thing to support a family member or friend dealing with loss but harder to know what to say and do with relationships that lack intimacy. It may seem safe to do nothing when you’re uncertain how best to proceed but it’s the small kindnesses that mean a lot and go a long way in providing comfort. Here are some suggestions from real-life queries:



Q: How can you support a colleague that has experienced a painful loss? My supervisor is really an acquaintance and…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on January 8, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Justin White's Obituary

Justin L. White, 17, of Masaryktown, died Saturday, May 31, as a result of an auto accident. Survivors include his mother, Susan J. White of Masaryktown; a brother, Richard Furr of Brooksville; and four sisters, Valerie Harper and Angel Cappuccio, both of Spring Hill, Nichole Dubuisson of Defuniak Springs and Aimee Diestro of Georgia.

Added by Nichole on January 7, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

HERNANDO TODAY Article on my Little Brother, done with siblings

Teen Remembered As Masaryktown Cowboy

By KYLE MARTIN



Hernando Today



Published: June 2, 2008



SPRING HILL - Justin White was a talker.

"98 words a minute" as his sister puts it.

It didn't necessarily matter if you were listening or not, just an occasional nod of the head or an "uh huh" would suffice.

His family members were used to White's chatterbox ways, but even they would have to ask him to zip it from time to time.

They would give… Continue

Added by Nichole on January 7, 2009 at 3:19pm — No Comments

ST PETE TIMES Article about my brother

Teen boy's death on bicycle puzzles mother

By Joel Anderson, Times Staff Writer

In print: Tuesday, June 3, 2008





MASARYKTOWN — Though only recently turned 17, Justin White had plenty of riding experience with horses. But not bicycles.



As a dutiful, outdoors-loving teen, White eagerly tended to the horses around his family's 27-acre farm in Masaryktown and often taught younger children how to ride on them.



However, his mother was wary of her son… Continue

Added by Nichole on January 7, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Article from Us - to Hernando Today

Teen Remembered As Masaryktown Cowboy



By KYLE MARTIN



Hernando Today



Published: June 3, 2008



Justin White was a talker.



"98 words a minute" as his sister puts it.



It didn't necessarily matter if you were listening or not, just an occasional nod of the head or an "uh huh" would suffice.



His family members were used to White's chatterbox ways, but even they would have to ask him to zip it from time to… Continue

Added by Valerie on January 7, 2009 at 3:09am — No Comments

Obituary

Justin L. White, 17, of Masaryktown, died Saturday, May 31, as a result of an auto accident. Survivors include his mother, Susan J. White of Masaryktown; a brother, Richard Furr of Brooksville; and four sisters, Valerie Harper and Angel Cappuccio, both of Spring Hill, Nichole Dubuisson of Defuniak Springs and Aimee Diestro of Georgia.

Added by Valerie on January 7, 2009 at 3:06am — No Comments

St. Pete Times Article About My Brother's Death :(

Teen boy's death on bicycle puzzles mother



By Joel Anderson, St. Petersburg Times Staff Writer

In print: Tuesday, June 3, 2008







MASARYKTOWN — Though only recently turned 17, Justin White had plenty of riding experience with horses. But not bicycles.



As a dutiful, outdoors-loving teen, White eagerly tended to the horses around his family's 27-acre farm in Masaryktown and often taught younger children how to ride on them.



However, his… Continue

Added by Valerie on January 7, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Six distractions that hamper listening

Despite your best intentions, it can be hard to listen intently to someone dealing with pain and loss. Our personal communication experience is one of interactive dialogue but if you are to truly help someone processing a loss, the dialogue should be one way.



Distractions are barriers to effective listening. Here are six you can easily avoid:



  1. Don't multi-task such as folding laundry, sorting mail, or unloading the dishwasher. Even if you're on the…
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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on January 5, 2009 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Why is it always the good ones

The greatest thing that ever happened to me was my father. I wasnt actually his son by blood but if I could have anyone else as my father nothing would top what I had with him no fame fortune or anything offered would ever make me want anything more than him. I was standing outside my house on a Tuesday I had just got off of work when I got a phone call from my mother saying we had no choice but to take my father off of life support or watch him suffer for the next month or so of his life. i… Continue

Added by Dean Nichols on January 5, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

My 'little sister' Abby just passed away at 41 yrs old...

I am truly without feeling right now. It is the most confusing , frightening, sad, angry and depressed feelings all rolled into one. On top of it, I have issues with being bi-polar, ADD, PTSD. I just lost my sister to the insidious illness of anorexia and here I sit..unable to move. I am glad this site is here.

Added by Carla M Hornback on January 3, 2009 at 9:10am — No Comments

Bereavement Services on Staten Island

Adult and Children's Bereavement Support Groups
JAN. 12th & 26th at 1:00pm & 7:00pm
St.Andrew's Church Hall, Richmondtown,SI
For further information contact: K.Goldman 718-226-6451

Added by Karen L Goldman,LMHC BC on January 2, 2009 at 10:15am — No Comments

Seven ways to listen better

Someone facing a difficult experience needs an outlet to voice their concerns and fears. It is through conversations, sharing our stories over and over again, that we finally make sense of what is happening in our lives. One of the greatest gifts you can give someone facing a tough time is a willingness to listen. And yet listening doesn't come easy to us. Listening is a skill, just like speaking and writing, and the more you practice, the more proficient you become. Here are seven…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on December 29, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Once in a Lifetime

You only meet someone like my mom once in a lifetime. It was an honor to be called one of her daughters. She devoted her life to God, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a friend, prayer partner, and confidant to so many people. She lived her life as an inspiration to everyone around her. She was amazing to watch as she was so very vibrant and inspiring; she cherished everyday God had given her. Mom always reminded us that this life is only for a short time, and that we… Continue

Added by Tylah Howard on December 28, 2008 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

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