“Fatal Silence” by Kelly Farley

Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back

Fatal Silence

I recently came across an article called “Fatal Silence:  Why do so many fortysomething men kill themselves?” published by BBC News Magazine.  I didn’t need to read much further to know exactly what this article was about, but I did.  I also recommend that you read the article as well.  It applies to us guys and how we “deal” or “don’t deal” with stuff.

The article really dives into the issue of “men don’t talk” and the impacts of that fact.  As many of you know, my book Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Backaddresses this issue.  Those of you who have read my book know that I too struggled with not wanting to show “weakness” by sharing my thoughts and emotions.  This was the worst decision I made as part of my grieving process.

I spent nearly two years fighting off this pain and keeping it to myself after the death…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, CT, MA

Thanatologist: Loss, Trauma, Crisis, Death, and Grief Educator - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007) Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimer's and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Former Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher
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