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    2. About the Alliance of Hope Community Forum

      How to register -- Guidelines for using a public forum -- Uploading photos -- Meet the moderators -- Reviews & awards
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    3. Suggestions, Feedback, and Official Announcements

      Read announcements here. Post suggestions to help us improve.
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      Ano Latest: Lend A Hand Ano, Feb 7, 2016 at 11:53 AM
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    1. Introduce Yourself

      Just joined? Make your introductory post here and subsequent posts on other topics, in the most appropriate forums below.
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    2. Share About Your Loved One

      Our loved ones brought much into this world. This is a place to share about who they were: their talents and passions, their hopes and dreams, their challenges, accomplishments and contributions.
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      kthomas86 Latest: My Niece...my Best Friend. kthomas86, Feb 8, 2016 at 2:57 PM
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    3. We Remember Birthdays & Anniversaries

      If the person you remember was born or died during the present month, we invite you to honor them. What gifts and blessings did they bring into this world?
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      Changed4Ever Latest: 365 Days Ago Changed4Ever, Feb 1, 2016
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    1. The Survivor Experience

      Those who have lost loved ones to suicide know that there no experience quite like it. This is a place to share any aspect of your experience with others who understand.
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      AloraLou Latest: Paranoid AloraLou, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:23 AM
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    2. Signs, Serendipity, Life after Life

      Many people have a sense that their loved one is not "gone" but has "crossed over" to some other dimension. Have you had experiences in which you have felt the presence of your loved one?
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      Joni Latest: Interesting Observations Joni, Feb 9, 2016 at 3:33 AM
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    3. Secondary Wounds

      Sometimes, survivors experience additional pain when others do not understand, let them down, or blame them. These additional "wounds" are very painful because they are already raw with grief. Has this happened to you? Would you like to share about it?
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      Gabrielle Grace Latest: Save The Date Mail Gabrielle Grace, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:14 PM
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    4. Guilt, Blame & Forgiveness

      Guilt and Blame are quick to surface in the swirl of emotions following a suicide. As healing takes place, many survivors find that Forgiveness does not change the past, but it changes some of the pain of the past and unlocks a door to the future. What have you noticed about guilt, blame or forgiveness?
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      susan e Latest: How Long Does It Take To Forgive? susan e, Feb 9, 2016 at 12:59 AM
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    5. Accomplishments

      Healing after suicide requires courage as well as hard work. We take ground inch by inch. This is a place to acknowledge accomplishments and achievements (large and small). Did you take a shower? Leave the house? Organize, complete or communicate something? What has been happening?
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      Ano Latest: From A Mountain To A Very Large Hill. Ano, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:19 PM
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    6. What Helps?

      It's as simple as that! What helps you get through the day, the night, find your way in the world?
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      Purplebutterfly Latest: Journaling Purplebutterfly, Feb 9, 2016 at 3:25 AM
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    7. Turning Back Into Life

      At some point on the path of grief, almost imperceptibly, our challenges and accomplishments shift. If you are at the point where you are beginning to “turn back into life,” what are you noticing? How is this shift showing up for you?
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      Debon Latest: For You Colin Debon, Feb 8, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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    8. Sleep & Dreams

      Survivors often report difficulty falling or staying asleep. Many also experience dreams about the deceased. Some dreams feel comforting -- some are troubling. What has been happening for you?
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      Terry S Latest: Fight The Night. Terry S, Feb 9, 2016 at 2:18 AM
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    9. Pets

      Have you been comforted by pets ... or felt that they shared your grief? Post about that here.
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      Changed4Ever Latest: Eery, But Reassuring Changed4Ever, Feb 8, 2016 at 6:50 PM
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    10. Medications

      This is a place to discuss / debate the benefits, side-effects, recent news ... anything having to do with medications. DISCLAIMER: The opinions in this section are personal and may not be right for you. Consult your own physician for all medical decisions.
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      T.L. Macnab Latest: Just Seeking Advise T.L. Macnab, Feb 8, 2016 at 9:26 PM
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    11. Addictions

      A place to discuss addictions and self-destructive behavior suffered by those who have died, as well as those who grieve their loss.
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      Heidi Botterill Latest: Relapse . Heidi Botterill, Jan 20, 2016
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    12. Holidays, Anniversaries & Special Occasions

      A place to share thoughts, feelings, concerns, accomplishments, and tips for getting through those special days.
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      Gia chapman Latest: 7 Months Today. Gia chapman, Feb 7, 2016 at 9:53 PM
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    1. mary j Latest: Letter from the military mary j, May 15, 2015
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    2. Heidi Botterill Latest: My Dad Heidi Botterill, Jan 29, 2016
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    3. IansMom Latest: Alliance Of Hope IansMom, Nov 24, 2014
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    1. Changed4Ever Latest: Can't Fake It Changed4Ever, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:43 PM
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    2. Changed4Ever Latest: Missing Mom Changed4Ever, Feb 8, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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    3. jsb Latest: Missing My Brother jsb, Feb 8, 2016 at 2:56 PM
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      Latest: Smells Everywhere Debon, Feb 7, 2016 at 6:41 PM
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