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    1. Asking for your help

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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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    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: The Boy Who Couldn't Help Himself gaywidower, Dec 21, 2014 at 1:41 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: December Rememberances Thread LilyoftheValley, Dec 21, 2014 at 1:58 PM
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  2. Coping with Grief during the Holidays 2014

    A Holiday Concert, Daily Tips, A Holiday Concert and more.
    1. Holiday Musings

      Thoughts or concerns, memories or musings ...
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      Latest: Wish I Could Sleep Threw Christmas. warrie76, Dec 21, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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    2. Holiday Tips

      Is there a special way you remember your loved one or deal with grief at the holidays?
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      Latest: My Way And Your Way gabbyfr, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:59 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: Lost In This Reality Tomwillbehere, Dec 21, 2014 at 2:44 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: Shared Death Experiences? Terry S, Dec 21, 2014 at 3:25 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: Where Is The "manual?" RosarieDawn, Dec 21, 2014 at 12:14 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: Felt Like I Could Have Done More Richard, Dec 21, 2014 at 1:16 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: Remembrance Tattoo. WoundedCompanion, Dec 21, 2014 at 11:53 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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    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 sanonymous, Dec 13, 2014
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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: His Sister's Dreams Joni, Dec 20, 2014 at 11:10 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: Oscar. warrie76, Dec 21, 2014 at 1:00 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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      Latest: LATUDA!!!! ThatGreenEyedGirl, Dec 19, 2014 at 8:29 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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      Latest: I can't stop drinking. Thom, Dec 11, 2014
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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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      Latest: My Hero Morgan89, Nov 14, 2013
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    3. Firefighter Suicide

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      Latest: Alliance Of Hope IansMom, Nov 24, 2014
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    1. For those who lost spouses, fiancés or partners

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      Latest: Physical Affection sharonda031, Dec 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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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: over and over and over and over... Tre's Mom, Dec 19, 2014 at 9:51 AM
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    4. For those who lost siblings

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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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  3. Community Groups -- Under Construction

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