Things mentioned in the last meeting

Aug 10th, 2023

  • Ryan suggested a Dads Perinatal Loss Therapy Group. Here's the website "The information for the group is about halfway down the page. A new group starts every couple months. It was very beneficial for me to process my grief with other dads."
  • Aug 11th, 2022

  • Priti spoke about a group specifically for dads. She further clarified the group is for NICU dads: Here's the link
  • June 9th, 2022

  • Alice Mentioned a few childrens grief books to read with a child: Always and Forever, I Miss You, Memory Box, Perfectly Imperfect Family, The Invisible String, & Life is Like the Wind.

  • An upcoming loss ceremony in NYC was added to our MIS calendar. The Mizuko Kuyo Ceremony for Loss is on June 26th 2022.
  • March 10th, 2022

  • We talked about the 6 tips for talking with parents who have lost their child.

    The tips are listed on the "For Friends and Family" page
  • Feb 10th, 2022

  • MIS parents Elaine & Sam shared some writing and a podcast for dads that featured Sam.

    The podcast interview featuring Sam, about father's who lost children.
    And Elaine authored an article about greif , and antoher about survivor's guilt.
  • May 13th, 2021

  • There was an exhibit discussed: The “Reflections of Grief at President Lincoln’s Cottage”.

    It places Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s grief over the deaths of their children, alongside modern-day bereaved parents. The Museum is located in DC (140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington, DC 20011)

    Here's a link to a Washington Post story about the exhibit.
    And another link to the Museum website.
  • Dec 10th, 2020

  • Mary mentioned a list of ways to cope through overwhelming times of the year, like the holidays. She received it as an email from Dr. Joanne Cacciatore and the MISS Foundation. View it here.
  • April 9th, 2020 (first Virtual meeting)

  • Alison mentioned a virtual race to remember babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death. It will take place around Mother's Day because that is a day with which so many struggle. Participants can choose to get a shirt only, a medal only, or both.   Here's the website.
  • Andy mentioned a spotify playlist built by bereaved parents. There's a still standing entry about it here. and a spotify playlist here.
  • March 12th, 2020

  • This was the day the church closed due to Conora virus, so unfortunately we did not formally meet.
  • February 13th, 2020

  • A new test could give us answers behind why a miscarriage occurs. A story aired on NBC today that had encouraging news for all who have experienced a miscarriage without an explanation. Read the story, or watch the video from the NBC today show
  • One of our MIS parents was recently published in Still Standing Magazine. She shares her rebalanced perspective in the article titled: "To The Loss Parents Who Only Survived This Year" If you haven't visited Still Standing before, then take a few minutes and check it out. It's a good resource and several of our MIS parents are contributors.