1 day ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAThis is an article found in the Summer issue of our Newsletter. Read the entire newsletter here: https://bereavedpare...pusa-newsletter/ PRINCE HARRY... A CASE IN POINT
By Richard Berman, Baltimore BPUSA Prince Harry’s recent revelation about his private battle with unresolved grief following the death of his mother, Princess Diana, twenty years ago when he was twelve may have taken the world by surprise, but bereaved parents, although dealing with a different type of loss , understand his struggle. Great loss, no matter the form, becomes all encompassing. Our every thought centers on the loss in the early days, weeks and months, after a child or a young parent or anyone else we are close to dies. It is hard to take a breath without focusing on what we’ve lost and what the future will be without them. Shock, depression, anger, guilt and a feeling of wandering about with no aim or direction become our constant unwanted, un-asked for, companions. But help is available if we seek it. That is the purpose of BEREAVED PARENTS of the USA. Anyone suffering with the unrelenting sadness following their child’s death will find comfort and support at meetings where other bereaved parents share their stories, fears, hopes, successes and setbacks as they travel the grief highway. We know it works. And although it takes time, I can’t imagine ever reaching a point of inner peace, after our son died, without the ongoing care and interest of the local and national members of this organization. Unfortunately the British mantra, “keep a stiff upper lip” may sound good in an old WWII movie, but a grieving twelve year old needed help. Now, at last, he’s getting it. Prince Harry understands that unresolved grief does not go away on its own, but festers, often manifesting itself in socially unacceptable fashion. The Prince’s “coming out,” as it were, has taught the world a great lesson: after a loss grieving is not only OK it’s expected. Finding help is imperative. I consider myself lucky that BPUSA was there for me. It is unfortunate that something similar had not been made available to Prince Harry.
1 day ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAForever...1 day ago Patricia Tucker 1
Forever....1 day ago Valerie Larichiuta
The before and after me! So true!1 day ago Juliet Harron
Thanks, Donna. 23 months tomorrow!1 day ago Nicole Brideau
Teyanna Brideau1 day ago Chantal Kellogg
Miss my son. 😭😭😭😭3 hours ago William Ramona Fesler
Miss You Philip Wish You Were Here Love You-Mom1 day ago Juliet Harron
Indeed.15 hours ago Debbie Post
I miss both my sons every hour of every day.12 hours ago Cindy Rossi
Anyone who knows you knows how true that is. XOXO14 hours ago Debbie Worrell Dalton
Amen1 day ago Donna Basile
2 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USACome and sit with us as we remember our kids August 4-6, 2017 in Washington DC1 day ago Dorothy Sedock 1
I am anticipating this event and the love, compassion, understanding and straight from the heart sharing of our journeys, our children's stories, our loves forever changed.2 days ago Patricia Tucker
Many days....2 days ago Sherri Bond
Is this a event2 days ago Delain Johnson
Sherri, Bereaved Parents of the USA will be holding our Annual Gathering Conference at the Hilton Dulles August 4-6.2 days ago Delain Johnson
3 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAIt's okay...we walk side by side💞2 days ago Elva Reb 1
It's okay not to be okay 💔2 days ago Michelle Logan
that would mean they coming into my world, rather than trying to get me back into their world- i dont think that is possible for most peopple out there.2 days ago Nicole Celebucki-Yost
Yup this!!2 days ago Teresa Zeolla Oriani
Yeah2 days ago Patsy Higlebottom
My heart goes out to each and every one of you.23 hours ago Chantal Kellogg
I just lost my son.19 hours ago Kathy Jenkins Corrigan
Sending hugs Chantal!!2 days ago Patsy Higlebottom
I absolutely hate it when people tell me to 'move' on with my life! Move on? Your children are your life, your future, your happiness. I am sad each and every day for the last 7 years. It does not get better, you simply get use to the pain.2 days ago Teresa Zeolla Oriani
Same here 😭💔13 years
4 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USA"Whisper I love you to a butterfly and it will fly to heaven to deliver the message..."
There will be hundreds of whispered "I love yous" at the BPUSA Gathering Conference on the weekend August 4-6. We hope you will join us... https://bereavedpare.../gathering-home/
4 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAClosure is a myth4 days ago Debra Meyer 4
Finally someone gets it. I grow so tired of people telling me I just need to let go of this and that, so I can find "closure" over my daughters passing. There is no closure. This is never going to be alright nor feel acceptable. Bottom line, I would give my life to have her back again. So, I agree, I will have "closure" when I walk into the light to be with her again.4 days ago Bruce Mitrani 3
I will quote the fomer Leader of my TCF Group:
"I will achieve closure regarding the death of my children(she lost 3)
when they close the lid on my coffin....."3 days ago Bonnie Yeulett 2
Two things I hate to hear....Closure and Everything Happens for a Reason4 days ago Bereaved Parents of the USA 1
The death of a child is unlike any other loss... Only other bereaved families can truly understand that that there is no such thing as closure...
4 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USATom Zuba will be inspiring us with his wise words and experiences with grief and mourning at the Gathering Conference in DC. Click here to register: https://bereavedpare.../gathering-home/4 days ago Baby Clothing USA 2
Thanks for posting 😀2 hours ago Tom Zuba
Really looking forward to being with all of you. 💛
4 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAPlease consider supporting BPUSA by participating in our "PENNIES FROM HEAVEN" FUNraiser. It's easy -- search your house (under the couch cushions, in that bowl on your dresser, in the laundry room) and your car for all that loose change that just seems to accumulate. Count it up and donate your "found" money by clicking on the donate button at the top of this page. please note that your donation is for Pennies from Heaven.
6 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USAAre you far enough along in your grief to be able to reach out to the newly bereaved?? Do you feel like you have the ability to lead fellow bereaved parents towards hope and healing??Are you interested in becoming a chapter leader for Bereaved Parents of the USA?? Find out more here: https://bereavedpare...the-usa-chapter/
6 days ago by Bereaved Parents of the USADid you know BPUSA is on Pinterest?? https://www.pinterest.com/bpoftheusa/6 days ago Suzanne Sercu
What holds a already broken heart together...my hope was long gone on May 5th 20176 days ago Judy A Traynor
Im so sorry .
I know-how horrible.
My loss 16 yrs ago. I thought I would never make it.6 days ago Suzanne Sercu
I'm so sorry, this is my second loss but it was 30 yrs ago and she was stillborn, my son grew into a beautiful 23 yr old when he passed from heart failure5 days ago Bereaved Parents of the USA
I am truly sorry -- losing 2 children is so tragic... hold on to whatever sliver of hope you can find. You are not alone here...