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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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      Heidi Botterill Latest: Virginia Heidi Botterill, Feb 11, 2016 at 2:51 AM
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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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      jsb Latest: Trying To Make Sense Of My Mother's Suicide jsb, Feb 10, 2016 at 12:10 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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      susan e Latest: So Very Mad susan e, Feb 11, 2016 at 4:26 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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      Bri2095970 Latest: Stalked... Bri2095970, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:07 PM
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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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      AloraLou Latest: Beware of Certain movies AloraLou, Feb 10, 2016 at 12:50 AM
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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 11, 2016 at 2:14 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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      Joni Latest: Some Closure, Sort Of Joni, Feb 10, 2016 at 2:33 AM
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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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      chelley Latest: Scream Therapy? chelley, Feb 9, 2016 at 10:50 PM
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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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      Jackson Latest: Wounds Jackson, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:39 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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      balik_nisanli Latest: Anxiously Awaiting A Visit In My Dreams balik_nisanli, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:24 PM
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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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      Ano Latest: His Red Dog Ano, Feb 10, 2016 at 10:11 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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      Gia chapman Latest: What Medical Cannabis Looks Like Gia chapman, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:11 AM
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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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      susan e Latest: Without My Drug Of Choice And I Want To Die susan e, Feb 11, 2016 at 4:14 AM
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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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      Debon Latest: 7 Months Today. Debon, Feb 11, 2016 at 1:17 AM
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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. Ano Latest: 6 Months Today Ano, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:37 PM
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    2. Gabrielle Grace Latest: Missing Mom Gabrielle Grace, Feb 9, 2016 at 4:48 AM
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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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