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From one grieving mother’s heart to another, I’m sending you love and so much strength… There are no rules for grieving and time becomes insignificant in so many ways now. I’m not going to lie to you. It will never be okay. It will never become easy. And the sorrow of losing your son or daughter will never lessen. What I can tell you is that it will change. You will learn to survive and live around the pain and emptiness. It will not always be as suffocating and debilitating as it is right now. If you refuse to give...

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During these unprecedented times, we all are impacted by the events/ the unknown around us. Those we live, work and interact with, are becoming our support system. ”Our peer supporters may have had similar life experiences and can share resources and coping strategies that might be useful to you. Whether you wish to become a peer supporter or get help from one.” We now have become each other’s support system, continue to check in on those around you, anxiety and depression are sneaky. Everyone is on edge, everyone is trying to support their families in the best way they know...

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The Champion cards are used to give to those who need someone to call. Write the person, who will be available to take a call when there is a need for a compassion call. We encourage the use of the card to be a source of contact in the event of an emergency, please call 911 The Community Compassion Champion Cards is to let others know we are there for them and that they are never alone. Keep these cards with you and always remember who your champions are.

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September is fast approaching, and my mind has been consumed with National Suicide Prevention Month – September 2020. Being in my childhood home, being in community, and experiencing being a part of a grassroots environment has never been so impactful as it has been like right now. Knowing that depression had set in, then eventually the act of suicide, claiming our child, and now as his fifth anniversary since his unnatural death, is coming up, the determination to keep suicide from claiming another, has never been strong. Question to the reader of this message: If there is one thing, you...

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When we place stigmas before the cause then we will be no further ahead than we were yesterday. The cause of death was the act of suicide - It was my child’s depression that brought him to complete his act. He wasn’t crazy in the head, he was not a loony, he wasn’t bonkers, he didn’t as some put it “Off himself”, or “Commit sideways” The word is Suicide: It’s okay to say it - You won’t catch it The word is Suicide: It is not contagious, it is an action that he used to end his pain. We may...

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