Funerals Are For the Living


“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” -C.S. Lewis 

“Grief is hard on friendships, but it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes, all it takes is a little honesty between friends. If we gently and lovingly explain what we need from the relationship during our time of grief, and what we are willing to do in return, we can turn even a lukewarm friendship into something special.” -Margaret Brownley

“Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.” -Jean de la Bruyere

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” ― Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and John Kessler

“The only cure for grief is action.” -George Henry Lewis

“When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time –the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers.” – John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

“My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That’s just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.” ― Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

“You can not die of grief, though it feels as if you can. A heart does not actually break, though sometimes your chest aches as if it is breaking. Grief dims with time. It is the way of things. There comes a day when you smile again, and you feel like a traitor. How dare I feel happy. How dare I be glad in a world where my father is no more. And then you cry fresh tears, because you do not miss him as much as you once did, and giving up your grief is another kind of death.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton

“Grief is a process, not a state.” -Anne Grant

The 5 Stages of Loss and Grief

                         …WHERE ARE YOU?

OVERDOSE! Try not to…


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Take care of yourself. If you’re going to be partying, the last thing you want is for you or a friend to overdose because you didn’t know what to look for, or were afraid to call for help.  Educate yourself and be careful. Much love.

Drug overdose
Good site. Lots of information about overdose from different drugs, signs & symptoms.

Emergency Medical Services
Gives details on what to expect when you are dealing with medical professionals (including cops) in a situation where someone has overdosed.

Cutting and Self-Harm


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Self-harm can be a way of coping with problems. It may help you express feelings you can’t put into words, distract you from your life, or release emotional pain. Afterwards, you probably feel better—at least for a little while. But then the painful feelings return, and you feel the urge to hurt yourself again. If you want to stop but don’t know how, remember this: you deserve to feel better, and you can get there without hurting yourself.

SELF-INJURY HELP, SUPPORT, AND TREATMENT

Pill Identifier – Drugs.com


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Worried about some capsules found in your teenager’s room? Not sure about those leftover pills still in the bathroom cabinet? There’s a good chance that the Pill Identification Wizard (Pill Finder) can help you match the imprint, size, shape, or color and lead you to the detailed description in its drug database.

New Poll! – Addiction: Choice or Disease?