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Practicing Self-Care After Traumatic Events

Riverside Trauma Center

kathyleonard

Peer Grief Helper Profile: Kathy Leonard By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor On December 16, 2014, Kathy Leonard and Jonathan Testa, her only child, were …

National Treatment Services Locator

SAMHSA

Helping Survivors Cope with Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

SAMHSA

debfoley

Peer Helper Profile: Deb Dowd-Foley By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor Deb Dowd-Foley is a licensed social worker who has devoted her professional career to …

How to Help a Newly Bereaved Person: After any Manner of Death & After a Death from Substance Use

SADOD

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Massachusetts Peer Grief Support Group Directory

SADOD

menshow

Grieving Men Show Strength in Vulnerability By David Swindell, Guest Contributor I am a volunteer co-facilitator of a peer grief support group for men bereaved …

debfoley

Peer Helper Profile: Deb Dowd-Foley By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor Deb Dowd-Foley is a licensed social worker who has devoted her professional career to …

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peerspowers

Volunteer Testifies to the Power of Peers By Gordon Bullard, Guest Contributor  Whether you are just starting on the rocky, painful road of your grief …

Sketch of Caleb

2brothers

Two Brothers: A Story of Loss and Recovery By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor This is a story about the opioid crisis and how it …

starfish & hope cup

bringwith

Bring Your Loved One with You By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor Once upon a time, when we were innocent, there was an almost magical …

Illustration

preventable

Bereaved Ask, Could It Have Been Prevented? Three key questions can affect people’s grief in the wake of a death caused by drugs or alcohol. …

Sarah Morse

sarahmorse

“It is their voices I hear … each day” By Sarah Morse, Guest Contributor “Did you hear about Ben?”  I had been both expecting and …

Tristan and Kathryn

kathrynpeirce

Peer Grief Helper Profile: Kathryn Stygles Peirce By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor In 2017, Kathryn Peirce was approached by Natick 180, “a community coalition …

David Kessler Sr and Jr

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Kessler’s “Finding Meaning” Follows Loss of Son David Kessler has spent thousands of hours with people all over the world studying, witnessing, teaching, and writing …

Love Ceramic Display

actsoflove

Meaning Is Found in Acts of Love By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor Back in 1975 when I was a psychology major in college, I …

Thanksgiving Word Cloud

thanksgiving2020

Find a Source of Comfort on Thanksgiving Day By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor This year, traditional Thanksgiving gatherings are being altered by safety protocols …

Kathy and her son

kathyleonard

Peer Grief Helper Profile: Kathy Leonard By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor On December 16, 2014, Kathy Leonard and Jonathan Testa, her only child, were …

Mom and Son

griefcovid

Mothers Tells Story of Grief During COVID By Judy Kelly, Guest Contributor Losing my 28-year-old son Geoffrey to substance use disorder at the beginning of …

Hiker on Summit

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He ‘Walks the Walk’ in Memory of His Friend By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor There are approximately 22 million Americans in recovery, which makes …

Man reflected in mirror

helpinghelpers

Helping the Helpers Deserves More Attention In the midst of the overdose epidemic, it is troubling how little help is available for providers who support …

intention

Did My Person Intend to Die? Three key questions can affect people’s grief in the wake of a death caused by drugs or alcohol. The …

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Free Webinar Offered to Frontline Providers A free archived webinar, Grief and Managing an Opioid Death, focuses on frontline workers in the opioid crisis and …

Siblings

Groups Show Beauty of Siblings Helping Siblings By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor Dealing with the aftermath of an overdose is complicated for families and …

Kristoph & Charlotte

Pydynkowski

His Recovery Honors Those Who Died By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor It is almost 7 p.m. on a Tuesday evening, and I’m sitting in …

Jenni and Christi

Colecchi

Bereaved Siblings Share “Instant Bond” By Jenni Colecchi, Guest Contributor Seventy-five days into my recovery and exactly six months into our brother’s, our sister, Christi, …

Gordon and Colleen

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Peer Helper Profile: Colleen & Gordon Bullard By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor Fourteen months after Cory Bullard completed an intensive, multi-step recovery program — …

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