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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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    2. Suggestions, Feedback, and Announcements

      Read announcements here. Post suggestions to help us improve.
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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: Hello, I'm Still Here munch, Feb 1, 2015 at 4:01 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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    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: Today Is Cory's Birthday Brkn mom, Jan 25, 2015
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  2. Coping with Grief during the Holidays 2014

    A Holiday Concert, Daily Tips, A Holiday Concert and more.
    1. 6th Annual "Do it Yourself" Holiday Concert

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      Latest: Comforting Songs Silver Rain, Dec 23, 2014
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    2. Holiday Musings

      Thoughts or concerns, memories or musings ...
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      Latest: A New Year. What Will It Bring? Thom, Jan 15, 2015
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    3. Holiday Tips

      Is there a special way you remember your loved one or deal with grief at the holidays?
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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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    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: They Absolutely Do Go On Willowtree, Feb 1, 2015 at 3:28 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: What Is Wrong With Me? munch, Feb 1, 2015 at 4:14 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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      Latest: Need Help With A Difficult Thought Joni, Jan 28, 2015 at 11:09 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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      Latest: Feels Better alba, Jan 31, 2015 at 9:41 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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      Latest: How Not To Say The Wrong Thing IansMom, Jan 26, 2015 at 5:52 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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      Latest: I Can't Concentrate justjill, Jan 30, 2015 at 9:23 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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      Latest: My First Dream Of Him gaywidower, Feb 1, 2015 at 2:45 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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      Latest: Giving Up My/our Dog irish17, Feb 1, 2015 at 2:42 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: Feeling Guilt For Feeling Relief alba, Jan 31, 2015 at 9:58 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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    1. Military Suicide

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    2. Police Suicide

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    3. Firefighter Suicide

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    1. For those who lost spouses, fiancés or partners

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      Latest: I Want To Move Away! Terry S, Jan 31, 2015 at 5:10 PM
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    2. For parents who lost children

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    3. For children who lost parents

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      Latest: My Sweet D IansMom, Jan 31, 2015 at 12:21 PM
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    4. For those who lost siblings

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      Latest: Everything's An Illusion munch, Feb 1, 2015 at 3:45 PM
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    5. For those comforting grieving children

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

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      Latest: Study On Children Of Parent Who Completed Suicide Shelby, Jan 31, 2015 at 10:54 AM
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