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Loss, survive, thrive : bereaved parents share their stories of healing and hope / Meryl Hershey Beck ; edited by Mary Langford ; foreword by Susan Whitmore.

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  • ISBN: 9781538125236
  • ISBN: 1538125234
  • Physical Description: xvi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]

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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Baby loss -- It takes a village / by Vickie Bodner -- Then and now / by Kelly Farley -- Embracing hopelessness / by Shoshana Garfield -- I am still standing after the fall / by Jo-Anne Joseph -- Illness and disease -- A gift of light / by Alice Adams -- Brandon's gifts : a father's story of love / by Robert R. Burdt -- Losing Elizabeth and gaining in love / by Lucia Maya -- Honor your child by healing / by Sandy Peckinpah -- My journey from grieving to grateful / by Tina Zarlenga -- I'll be seeing you / by Michelle Barbuto -- Accident -- Living the dream / by Tim deZarn -- Embracing love and survival / by Tamara Gabriel -- Know there is more / by Ernie Jackson -- Seven lessons learned from a journey of grief / by Sharon Gabriel Rossy -- Suicide -- "I crossed myself over in a stupid way" : a mother's story of recovery / by Meryl Hershey Beck -- A gift from the stars / by Janice Crowder-Torrez -- My life reconstructed / by Kelley Ireland -- Love heals / by Candace Kay Martin -- Discovering a new normal / by Laurie Savoie -- Mental illness leading to death -- Where there's death, there's hope / by Laurie Mathes Arshonsky -- Giving voice to those who suffer / by Lynda Crane -- When tragedy brings treasure / by Michele Wollert -- Drugs -- Waking up is hard to do / by Heidi Bright -- Hunter's hope / by Tammy McDonnell -- Murder -- A single tear / by Rukiye Z. Abdul-Mutakallim -- Gold star parent -- Celebrating our shining light / by Suzanne Giesemann -- Angel wings / by JoAnn Pohlkamp -- Multiple deaths -- An intentional journey / by Marla Grant -- Epilogue -- Tools and techniques -- Resources -- Books we recommend -- Final words from some contributors -- About the author.
Summary, etc.:
It feels completely unnatural for children to predecease their parents. According to one study, 19% of parents outlive their children-- often carrying the weight of horrendous grief to their own graves. Each chapter in this collection is an inspirational story written with a parent who also experienced the agony of losing a child, reclaimed his/her vitality, and is now living a fulfilling life. This book is a giant step toward healing the grieving heart.
Subject: Parental grief.
Children > Death.
Parent and child.
Bereavement in children.
Children > Death.
Grief in children.
Parent and child.