Supporting Those Grieving an Overdose Loss

By: Stacia Macklin, LCSW, Overdose Bereavement Services Manager Five years ago, Full Circle recognized that a growing number of families attending our general loss group were grieving the death of a loved one due to accidental drug overdose. In 2015, the number of youth impacted by accidental drug overdose deaths rose significantly to 9% of our…

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Guilt and Grief

By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT It is very common for people to experience guilt, the feeling you get when you think you did something wrong, after the death of someone significant to them. As described by Dr. David Feldman, guilt is a feeling, not a fact. It is imperative to accept and honor feelings,…

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Finding Meaning From Grief

By Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT David Kessler is a bereavement expert who discusses finding meaning after the death of a loved one. I want to share some of his thoughts around the definition of meaning.  Meaning is relative and personal, only you can find your own meaning. Meaning takes time. You may not find it…

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Grieving the Loss of a Sibling

By Britt Cowart, Grief Services Director It’s estimated that 80% of individuals in the US grow up with siblings. Siblings are your life partners in the truest sense of the words, and though you may be opposites, there is a perception that you are still more alike than unalike. You have a shared history and deep…

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We Need to Know You Remember Them

By: Allyson England Drake, M.Ed, CT I often am asked, by caring friends and family members, about the best ways to support an individual who is grieving the death of a loved one. I have a variety of practical answers, of course — like start a meal train, write them a handwritten note with your…

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