Resources & Articles

In the Company of Misery

In the Company of Misery

By: Jamala Arland When my son, Jasper, died, so many women reached out and shared their stories of pregnancy and infant loss. Some were peripherally in our lives, mostly only through social media, and so we had no idea. Some were close to us and…

A Father’s Grief

A Father’s Grief

By: Adam Carpenter In November of 2017 my life changed forever. My wife and I unexpectedly lost our first daughter at 23 weeks gestation. The pain and emotions that I was feeling were stronger than anything I had ever felt before. I was terrified that…

Conversations About Grief: Grieving A Miscarriage

Conversations About Grief: Grieving A Miscarriage

By Carrie Schaeffer, LCSW, Perinatal Bereavement Services Manager Conversations About Grief (CAG) are a series of educational programs hosted by Full Circle professionals. In this week’s conversation, Carrie discusses grief after miscarriage. This CAG explores the feelings related to miscarriage and the impact that it has on…

Remember Your Baby After Pregnancy or Infant Loss

Remember Your Baby After Pregnancy or Infant Loss

By: Carrie Schaeffer, LCSW, Perinatal Bereavement Services Manager One of the many things that make pregnancy and infant loss so painful and bewildering is that there are not many memories and mementos left behind as there are when a person who has lived a longer life…

12 Ways We Remember Our Loved One

12 Ways We Remember Our Loved One

Celebrating 12 Years of Full Circle When my sister-in-law died, many family members were with her in those final moments. To honor and remember her, we like to gather together every year around that anniversary. Usually, my husband’s brothers and their families pile into our…

Celebrating 12 Years of Full Circle

Celebrating 12 Years of Full Circle

Thoughts from our staff, board members, and community members I was introduced to Full Circle by someone who had worked with me during my time at Dominion. As I learned more and “had the tour,” I realized what an important organization this is for so many.…

12 Quotes About Grief

12 Quotes About Grief

Celebrating 12 Years of Full Circle “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is…

Conversations About Grief: Grounding Techniques for Grieving Adults

Conversations About Grief: Grounding Techniques for Grieving Adults

By Stacia Macklin, LCSW, ACSW, Clinical Director Conversations About Grief (CAG) are a series of educational programs hosted by Full Circle professionals. This CAG, generously sponsored by Homelight, shares ways to reduce feelings of overwhelm and anxiety in adults and teens. Stacia will lead you through 5 Grounding…

12 Resources Worth Sharing

12 Resources Worth Sharing

Celebrating 12 years of Full Circle 1.  What’s Your Grief An online community that provides hope, support, and education to anyone wishing to understand the complicated experience of life after loss. 2.  Still Standing Still Standing Magazine has been the world’s leading online voice in…

A Month of Remembrance

A Month of Remembrance

At Full Circle, we know that every grief journey is different. We support grieving families, we raise awareness about the grief process, and we provide a safe place throughout that process. Grief has no time limit or schedule. We have seen COVID-19 change the world,…

Ways to Support Grieving Children During This Global Crisis

Ways to Support Grieving Children During This Global Crisis

By Rachel Melhorn, LCSW, Family Bereavement Services Coordinator We recognize the challenges many parents are facing as they are tasked with closures to businesses and schools. Below are some tips to support children who are grieving during this challenging time.  Please do not hesitate to…

Remembering Your Loved Ones on Special Occasions

Remembering Your Loved Ones on Special Occasions

By Stacia Macklin, LCSW, ACSW, Clinical Director Conversations About Grief (CAG) are a series of educational programs hosted by Full Circle professionals. This CAG will explore ways to honor and remember your loved ones in meaningful ways on special occasions. In light of COVID-19, our CAG program will…