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Remember the last time you tried to talk about grief and suddenly everyone left the room? Hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by Dougy Center, Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with professionals. Platitude and cliché-free, we promise!

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November 10th, 2023
Episode 269

It Was Such A Shock - John

When John's father died of suicide in 2021 it came as a complete shock. John couldn't square the dad he knew as cool and levelheaded with the reality that he took his life. He tried to figure it out - read more...

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November 3rd, 2023
Episode 268

I Think He'd Be Proud Of Me - Sonja

Sonja was 15 when we recorded in the summer of 2023, but was just 10 when her father, Matt, died in September 2018 from injuries due to a car accident. Sonja, her mom, and two younger siblings lived i read more...

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October 21st, 2023
Episode 267

When Your Spouse Dies Of Suicide - Alexandra Wyman

Alexandra Wyman and her husband Shawn had a bit of a whirlwind life. They got married in 2018, had their son in 2019, and then in 2020 Shawn died of suicide. His death created a different type of whir read more...

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October 13th, 2023
Episode 266

Love Isn't Finite - Grieving A Partner

This was supposed to be an episode about going back to work with grief, but it's not. Emily did have to navigate going back to work with grief after her partner Chantel was killed in a hit and run, bu read more...

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