Category Archives: Depression

“Overcoming The Loss Of A Child Without Drugs Or Alcohol: A Parents Guide

The following article was sent to me by Jennifer Scott at Spirit Finder and it was written/published by DrugRehab.org.  I think its a great read and wanted to share it with all the followers of Grieving Dads.  Make sure you click on … Continue reading

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“Only Us” by Kelly Farley

“Only Us” I have tried many times to explain the pain of losing a child to those that have not lost a child.  I’ve come to the conclusion that there are no words to describe it.  You have to experience … Continue reading

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“Don’t Ask” by Kelly Farley

This video is about a recent conversation I had with a doctor.  I know its his job, but he was asking questions about why I took Lexapro.  I told him it was for the depression that I was diagnosed with after … Continue reading

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“Dragonflies – Revisited” by Kelly Farley

I recently received an email from a grieving mom telling me what her husband had been dealing with as a result of losing their infant child in March of this year (2015).  She went on to tell me that “she … Continue reading

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“Full Impact” by Kelly Farley

Full Impact I was recently at an event for the consulting engineering industry that I work in and ran into a couple of fellow colleagues. During the conversation, I asked one of them how a fellow co-worker and friend of … Continue reading

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“Dark Days” by Kelly Farley

Dark Days I was driving in to work today and thinking how far I have come since the early days of my grief. I started thinking about how something as simple as a good song gets me singing (not pretty, … Continue reading

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“Lurking” by Kelly Farley

Lurking I realize I have come a long way since the early days of grief when I would find myself on my hands and knees because the pain (emotional) was so intense I couldn’t function. When the anxiety got the … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved, Bereaved Parents, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Exhausting, Grief, Grieving Dads, Having a Bad Day, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

“Ignorance is Bliss” by Kelly Farley

Ignorance is Bliss When using the word “ignorant” to describe someone it is generally not meant to be a compliment. We all know that this word means that the person is “lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about something in particular”. … Continue reading

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“Dead Where It Stands” by Kelly Farley

“Dead Where It Stands” As many of you know, we (me, Barry Kluger and Jim Boyle) have been working for 3.5 years on Federal legislation to change the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to add bereaved parents to … Continue reading

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“Slump” by Kelly Farley

Slump Call it winter blues, a sump, depression or whatever else describes feeling like I’ve been feeling.  The last couple of months have been a struggle for me.  I know deep down it is all part of the “new me” … Continue reading

Posted in Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Grieving Dads, Happiness, Hope, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Son, Men's Grief, Peace, Perspective | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments