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I Did Not Kill My Husband

When you connect with a lot of grief accounts on Instagram, patterns emerge. A lot of similar account names -…
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Died of an Overdose; Remembered for a Million Other Things

You Died of an Overdose; You're Remembered for a Million Other Things.

August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day. With overdoses going up year after year, it's easy to focus on the statistics.…
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What Your Organization, Funeral Home, or Business Can Do for Overdose Awareness Day

If your community hasn't been hit by the opioid epidemic, count yourself lucky. As most funeral directors, counseling centers, churches,…
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You Were A Million Other Things

Someone recently asked me the following question: “A friend’s son died and they didn’t share the cause of his death in…
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Dear Drugs: A Message from Kids on Overdose Awareness Day

Dear Drugs: A Message From Kids on Overdose Awareness Day

We probably don't need to tell you about the impact of the opioid epidemic, or the deep and painful impact…
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10 Helpful Tips for Talking with Children about the Drug-Related Death of a Loved One

Talking to kids about death can feel tricky and overwhelming.  Talking to them about a stigmatized and confusing death, like…
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Overdose Awareness: 45 Celebrity Overdose Deaths

At work the other day I found myself in a conversation about drug overdoses and, as usual, I disturbed more…
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Putting Good into the World on Overdose Awareness Day

Saturday was International Overdose Awareness Day (I am sure you got that memo if you follow us on social media,…
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The Grief of an Overdose Death: Part 2

We recently talked about the unique challenges of grieving an overdose death.  If you missed it, check it out before diving…
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