The Path . . .

The Path of G.R.A.C.E. – Humbly allowing (getting to know) grief on a whole new level. It’s about nurturing the unwanted experience and intimate relationship with grief. As humans, we want to understand why tragedy happens. At the time, we want to make sense of it. Yet we can’t! The depth of despair is immediate […]

Loss by Suicide

Suicide is Complicated This past weekend was a deeply heavy weekend for young families. As some of you may know, I serve as a Chaplain for our local fire and police departments and the families that are impacted by a tragedy. I feel there is a deep need to speak to a complicated topic. This […]

Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal

Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Historian Arnold Toynbee once wrote, “There are always two parties to a death; the person who dies and the survivors who are bereaved.” Unfortunately, many survivors of suicide suffer alone and in silence. The silence that surrounds them often complicates the healing that comes from […]