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  1. Welcome to the Alliance of Hope Community Forum

    Registering - Rules & Tips for Using a Public Forum - Uploading Photos - Meet the Moderators
    1. Suggestions, Feedback, and Announcements

      All important announcements will go here. You can also post threads on suggestions to help us improve our amazing community.
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      Latest: Welcome To Our New Forum! Shelby, Nov 1, 2014 at 2:30 AM
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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. This is a Public Forum

      This forum can be an excellent source of information and healing support for survivors, but should be used sensibly. We encourage users to post in a manner that maintains anonymity. That will allow you to connect with others, receive support and more fully express yourself. CLICK ON THIS FORUM TO READ ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES.
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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: My Son Is Gone mountain, Nov 1, 2014 at 3:11 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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      Latest: 2 months Sandy.W, Oct 31, 2014 at 7:37 AM
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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: October Remembrance Thread IansMom, Oct 31, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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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: Too Sensitive Now sharry, Nov 1, 2014 at 1:49 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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      Latest: Cant Get This Off My Mind Joni, Nov 1, 2014 at 2:54 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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      Latest: A Problem I Created Joni, Nov 1, 2014 at 2:39 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: Deja Vu, Anger, Guilt SadNGeorgia, Oct 31, 2014 at 2:28 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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    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: Burying My Fiance Today A.J., Oct 31, 2014 at 8:30 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: An essay. Two Years On. Bertel, Oct 31, 2014 at 5:50 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: Limbo Sandy.W, Oct 11, 2014
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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: Rocky, Sammi and Magic Jackson, Oct 21, 2014
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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: post traumatic stress disorder? help! A.J., Oct 31, 2014 at 9:22 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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      Latest: My struggle with alcohol and suicide attempt. A.J., Oct 31, 2014 at 9:14 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: The 4th Halloween sunflower, Oct 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM
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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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    1. For those who experienced suicide after arguing

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      Latest: looking at pictures... mousephous, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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    2. For those who lost spouses

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      Latest: young widows/widowers? A.J., Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00 PM
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    3. For parents who lost children

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      Latest: Thinking Of You IansMom, Oct 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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    4. For children who lost parents

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      Latest: 4 Months Later Lizzy, Oct 24, 2014
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    5. For those who lost siblings

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      Latest: What are we supposed to do? sphynxlover, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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    6. For those who lost friends

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      Latest: How To Respond To Questions Ronnie Walker, Oct 28, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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    7. For those comforting grieving children

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    8. In the News & Book Reviews

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      Latest: Samaritans App sharry, Oct 29, 2014 at 3:14 AM
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  2. Social Groups

    Join people with similar interests.
    1. Parents who have lost children

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      Latest: My Example Thread For Young... Finngarian, Oct 30, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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