Category: Staff Articles

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.…

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 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…

Supporting Those Grieving an Overdose Loss

Supporting Those Grieving an Overdose Loss

By: Stacia Macklin, LCSW 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…

Grief & Bereavement for LGBTQ+ Youth

Grief & Bereavement for LGBTQ+ Youth

By Rachel Melhorn, LCSW, Family Bereavement Services Manager In supporting LGBTQ+ youth through grief and loss, it is important to remember the unique experience of these individuals. While it is not unusual for all youth who have experienced a loss to feel alone, a lack…