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Death & Dying


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  • Bereavement refers to mourning or grief of a significant loss. While bereavement usually refers to the death of a loved one, it can also be applied to the loss of a relationship, or even a major change that involve...

Bereavement - Teens

1058 Members
This community is focused on teens who have lost someone close to them. Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has a physical, cognitive, behavioral, s...


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Euthanasia (from Greek: "good death") refers to assisted dying. The assistance ends the life of a person or an animal in a painless or minimally painful way. Euthanasia is most often performed in a merciful way, in order to end su...


7112 Members
  • Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the natural or accidental termination of a pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or the fetus is incapable of surviving, generally defined at a gestation of prior to 20 ...

Motherless Children

496 Members
This community focuses on children (of any age) who no longer have a mother in their lives, whether as a result of death or extended separation. A mother plays a crucial role in both early childhood development as well as support ...

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

804 Members
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is any sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant aged one month to one year. The term cot death is sometimes used in the United Kingdom, and crib death in Nort...

Widows & Widowers

4399 Members
This community is dedicated to those who have lost a husband, wife or partner. Anything is open for discussion here, with the hope that we can focus on grief, bereavement, life after loss, and continuing on after a great loss.