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    1. 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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      Latest: Meet the Moderators Who Serve the Community FranklinC, Nov 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    2. Suggestions, Feedback, and Announcements

      Read announcements here. Post suggestions to help us improve.
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      Latest: What Is The Social Forums? Fire, Nov 20, 2014 at 6:19 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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      Latest: Missing My Soldier, My Son Davidsmum, Nov 22, 2014 at 8:02 PM
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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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      Latest: Going Back To Where She Died taniamichelle, Nov 22, 2014 at 6:30 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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      Latest: November Remembrances Thread Jac, Nov 21, 2014 at 7:53 PM
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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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      Latest: Living In A Bubble hazel, Nov 22, 2014 at 8:45 PM
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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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      Latest: Signs In Nature Sandy.W, Nov 22, 2014 at 2:42 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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      Latest: My Aunt's Family SadNGeorgia, Nov 22, 2014 at 9:40 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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      Latest: How Do I Survive The Holidays ? justjill, Nov 22, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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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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      Latest: Our Son Is Part Of Our Christmas Lights Melinmc, Nov 22, 2014 at 4:56 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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    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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      Latest: Turn around Silver Rain, Nov 18, 2014 at 5:02 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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      Latest: Not As Relieving As I'd Hoped Sandy.W, Nov 19, 2014 at 1:10 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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      Latest: Our Grieving Pets Jackson, Nov 19, 2014 at 7:11 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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    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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      Latest: I can't stop drinking. Finngarian, Nov 21, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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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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      Latest: New Year's Eve Dread justjill, Nov 22, 2014 at 7:50 PM
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    1. Military Suicide

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      Latest: Sgt. John R. O'Donnell, USMC - My story karin, Nov 22, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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    2. Police Suicide

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      Latest: My Hero Morgan89, Nov 14, 2013
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    3. Firefighter Suicide

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    1. For those who experienced suicide after arguing

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      Latest: looking at pictures... mousephous, Oct 30, 2014
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    2. For those who lost spouses

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      Latest: We Weren't Married gaywidower, Nov 22, 2014 at 7:09 PM
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    3. For parents who lost children

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      Latest: Love This Poem angelwings, Nov 20, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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    4. For children who lost parents

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      Latest: over and over and over and over... calamityjane, Nov 22, 2014 at 7:51 PM
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    5. For those who lost siblings

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      Latest: Time Isn't Healing Anything... karin, Nov 20, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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    6. For those comforting grieving children

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      Latest: Delayed Grief Davidsmum, Nov 21, 2014 at 6:46 PM
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    7. In the News & Book Reviews

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      Latest: International Survivors Of Suicide Loss Day gaywidower, Nov 22, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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  1. Community Groups -- Under Construction

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