Hello everyone. ATS is such a great "family". As such, I feel that a "grief comforting" thread would be a great addition. Everyone here (for the
most part) is so compassionate and caring when it matters.
A little background:
In 1998, my cousin was shot in the head by her boyfriend. It was a complete accident, but we lost an angel that Christmas eve. If I had known of ATS
back then, I would have ran here and shared my pain, knowing that most of you would have given me what I needed most at that time. Because of my loss
that year I studied grief counseling and psychology. I learned a lot about loss and coping with it.
I know there are other sites out there that deal with this, but ATS seems to be more of a "family" than any other site I have visited or been a member
of. Because of this unity and the common thread that ties us all together, I want to offer my heart to all those who need it. I urge everyone else
to do the same. We aren't professionals but we CAN lean on each other to catch our breath when horrible things happen.
I understand if this isn't met well with everyone. I just hope those who don't agree with it move on and let those who need a shoulder to cry on do
So....to all those in pain now, know that you can share your pain here, be comforted, and know that even though we are just "avatars", some of us
still have a human side and care. Humanity needs to come together.. I just want to do my part, however small or ridiculous it may seem.
With that, I have these things to end with--
1: What do you all think? And...2: If you need/want to share your pain here DO IT, I will listen, even if nobody else does.
(Staff: Modify as necessary.)
Disclaimer: This is NOT meant to replace the counsel of trained professionals!
edit on 24-5-2012 by Rustyk because: Added Disclaimer
Also, I say to all who have used ATS like this to share their experiences.
edit on 24-5-2012 by Rustyk because: added last sentence