Category Archives: PTSD

“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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“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

Posted in Anti-depressant, anxiety, Bereaved, Brokenness, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Depression, Despair, Grief, Grieving Dads, Grieving Dads Project, Grieving Dads Words, Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Medication, Men's Grief, PTSD | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Platitudes Are Bullshit”

Platitudes Are Bullshit One of the great things about starting Grieving Dads Project is the ability to help others through this nightmare.  I know my blog posts have become less and less over the years, but that’s because I feel … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Brokenness, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Devastation, Loss of a Child, Men's Grief, Men's Issues, Pain, PTSD, Survival, Trauma, Words of Encouragement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

“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

Posted in anxiety, Counseling, Crying, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Emotions, PTSD, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

“Raw” by Kelly Farley

“Raw” I am very fortunate that it has been awhile (9+ years) since I felt the rawness of just losing a child.  However, I remember the moment of being told “the news” very vividly. It doesn’t take much for me to be … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved Parents, Brokenness, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Debilitating, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Pain, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

“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

Posted in anxiety, Bereaved Parents, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Death of a son, Debilitating, Depression, Despair, Family Medical Leave Act, Farley-Kluger, FMLA, HR.515, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Parental Bereavement Act of 2013, PTSD, s.226, Senator Tester | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

“Newtown”

Newtown I have been watching the news coverage of the shootings in Newtown, CT on and off for the last two days.  The innocent lives taken from this community within minutes has been heartbreaking to watch, but yet I can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bereaved, Death of a Child, Despair, Devastation, Grief, Newtown, Pain, Panic, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Robby Parker, Survival, Tears, Trauma | 15 Comments

“Smothering”

“Smothering” This post is a continuation of my generated list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I am interested to see if anyone else can relate … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Debilitating, Devastation, Emotions, Fear, Flashbacks, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, Miscarriage, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, Profound Life Experience, PTSD, Trauma | 13 Comments

“Fear Turns to Panic”

Grief is not just emotional or psychological; it is also physical.  It is important to attend to your physical health.  Do not hesitate to consult with a trusted physician. Exercise and try to improve your eating habits.  It will take … Continue reading

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“Haunting”

It’s been a while since I posted on this series, but this post is a continuation of my generated list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Death of a baby, Death of a Child, Emotions, Flashbacks, Grief, Grieving Dads Words, Haunting, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Loss of a Son, PTSD, Stillbirth, Survival, Tears, Trauma, weeping | 5 Comments