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My mother died on October 23, 2008. A month later I spent that first Thanksgiving without her at my godmother Ginny’s house with her family. I had known Ginny my whole life and her three daughters, all around my age, were like cousins to me. They were all there too, one of them with her own three daughters.
There is so much pressure to be happy in our culture, especially at the holidays. We are supposed to have a Happy Thanksgiving, a “merry little Christmas” or a Happy Hanukah. But grief doesn’t take a holiday.
Imagine Clinical Training Director, Connie Palmer, LCSW shares lessons on losing in healthy, constructive ways.
Research shows that about 1 in 3 college students experience a death of a family member or close friend who died within the last 12 months. Here are some things to keep in mind as you return or go to college for the first time.
Imagine Development Manager Kaitlin Casey shares what Father’s Day was like for her after her father passed away, and how her childhood emotions towards the holiday are different than the ones she feels now.
Susan Angel Miller is the author of the memoir Permission to Thrive. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband Ron; they are the proud parents of Sara, Rachel, and their forever-beloved Laura. Here she shares some hard-earned grief and loss insights that apply in both ordinary and extraordinary times.
On the television show “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” one young woman has the power to hear other people’s deepest thoughts through song, which the show calls their “heart songs.” What would your own heart song be?
The families who come to Imagine’s support groups awake each day in the shadow of loss and grief, where the life they once knew is now forever different. For them, the reality of the coronavirus is sadly familiar and extra scary.
The sudden and tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi and seven others remind us of how fragile life is. Any death turns our lives upside down, but a sudden traumatic death is like riding a roller coaster in the dark.
2019 has been a year of growth, compassion, and humbling accolades. As one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes for 2019, I’m being described as an “everyday person doing extraordinary things to change the world.” In practice, I am watching extraordinary people doing everyday things in their forever-changed worlds.