The story of Bonnie Carroll, the military widow who turned her pain into purpose by founding TAPS, a tragedy assistance program serving survivors of military loved one.
Moments of Hope
Soaring Spirits International and Camp Widow founder Michele Neff Hernandez shares her story of finding hope after losing her husband in a cycling accident in 2005.
An inside look at why working men ages 25-54 account for the largest number of suicide deaths in the U.S., featuring guest Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, award-winning suicide prevention advocate and White House speaker on mens health.
An inside look at traumatic sibling loss with guest expert Dr. Heidi Horsley, professor of Traumatic Loss During Childhood at Columbia University, 35 years after she lost her 17-year-old brother Scott in a car crash.
An inside look at how Discovery Channel's coverage of Carrie Singer's murder has impacted Carrie's family.
What would you do if your unborn baby was diagnosed with a fatal syndrome? Meet Dianna Vagianos Armentrout, author of Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart, who shares her poignant journey of carrying a baby with trisomy 18 to term.
When life feels chaotic and you're seeking quiet in the storm, learn how to process feelings and thoughts in a spiritual journal using a creative collage technique. IGI instructor Harriet Riley shares what students learn in her class Creative Spiritual Journaling.
Reiki Master teacher and certified grief recovery specialist Sharon Ehlers shares how Reiki can be used as a healing modality for grief.
Men tend to keep their sorrow to themselves. But why? Lynda Cheldelin Fell talks with guest expert Herb Knoll, founder of Widowers Support Network, about the mysteries of male grief.
IGI instructor Annah Elizabeth shares about her class Introduction to Meditation, and how self care techniques and meditation can help you help yourself when you need it most.
The Dinner Party is a nonstructured potluck dinner for grievers who've experienced significant loss and want to talk about it. Now with tables all over the nation, Lynda Cheldelin Fell talks with Emily Barnhardt, a suicide prevention advocate, award-winning writer, and host of the Charlotte Dinner Party, to learn more.
Bereaved mother Harriet Hodgson, author of 35 books and a national speaker on grief, talks about the class she is teaching on how to use affirmation writing as a healing modality. Learn more at www.internationalgriefinstitute.com.
Following the loss of first her mother and then her daughter, one mother was determined to connect with both through journaling letters . . . and was amazed when both answered back.
Suicide isn't limited to mental illness or teen angst. Statistics show that 20% of suicides are linked to work, and the number of suicides that occur while on the job are rising at an alarming rate. Award-winning psychologist and White House speaker Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas tells why.
A year after Barbara Hopkinson and her husband lost their 21 year-old son, her husband ended their 30-year marriage. Feeling helpless and hopeless, Barbara found herself in a dark place. Sitting in her car with the engine running in the garage, Barbara wanted to end her life. Watch her remarkable story.