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Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts….do you have them?

Having suicidal thoughts does not mean you are suicidal.

Watch this video from “Mental Health on the Mighty

Maybe you can relate to some of these thoughts?

I am listening! I love you!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

559-634-0078

CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

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International Bereaved Mother’s Day 2018

1st Annual Moms Retreat to be held on International Bereaved Mothers Day

I am pleased to announce that our very first “Survivor Moms” Retreat will be held on Saturday/Sunday May 5/6 2018.

This has been a goal of mine, having a retreat, for a few years now. I just learned of this new “International Bereaved Mother’s Day” this year. It is a perfect time to lift up and strengthen both my Survivor Moms, and all Moms who have lost a child.

Since it is one week to the day prior to Mother’s Day, this is a way to celebrate without feeling so sad, and fill ourselves with the love and peace that only another Mom could understand.

I will be raising money to keep the costs down and also provide scholarships to those who cannot afford to pay to come.

All moms who want to attend will be welcomed with open arms

I love all of you Moms out there, and we will celebrate our children together next year, in a safe place. And we will love each other and remember together.

Love to all of you Moms out there!

Mark your calendars now!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

559-634-0078

CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

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2016 Candle Lighting Ceremony ~ CompassionateFriends.org

Cliff’s Story and Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla will be providing an online candle lighting ceremony on December 11th in conjunction with CompassionateFriends.org.  This will be our 6th year providing this, we love to share this with all of you, and we send you all of our love during this very difficult time of the year to you and your families.

Here is some information from CompassionateFriends.org in case you have never heard about this event.

“The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 20th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. TCF’s WWCL started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance, but has since swelled in numbers as word has spread throughout the world of the remembrance. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten.

The Compassionate Friends and allied organizations are joined by local bereavement groups, churches, funeral homes, hospitals, hospices, children’s gardens, schools, cemeteries, and community centers. Services have ranged in size from just a few people to nearly a thousand.”

We know your pain of grieving the loss of your child, and hope this will help you, even if just for a few moments.  Light a candle in memory of your child, and don’t hesitate to comment on this blog post about your child, post a photo, and don’t forget to say a few word’s in the remembrance book.  I will post a link to the remembrance book once it is available which will be on December 11th.  So be sure to come back to this post and share.

Click here to leave a message regarding your child.  This is the Worldwide Remembrance Wall at CompassionateFriends.org ====>  ****UPDATED 12-11-2016 REMEMBRANCE WALL***

If you are reading this post and are fortunate enough to not have lost a child, please consider sharing this post on every social media site you are a part of.  There are many parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncle, grandparents who just might need something like this to help them through the holidays.

I will be going LIVE at approximately 6:45pm to share my story, and encourage you to comment on the LIVE event as well.  I know you never want your child to be forgotten, as I feel the very same thing.

LIVE link:====>   http://CliffsStory.info  This will be active at approximately 6:45 pm pst on December 11th.  At 7pm we will light our candles in memory of our children who were lost way too soon, and you will then be directed to an online program as we keep our candles lit for one hour.

In this program, we share photos of all of the children whose photos have been sent to us over the years, and this year we have asked that you record a live video of a poem reading and share about your child as well.

Please tag Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla at http://www.facebook.com/cillasfbpage so she can include your video clip in the presentation.  These will need to be submitted no later than Tuesday December 6th.  If you miss that day, please reach out and let’s see if we can still get it into the program

Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have, our contact information is below.

And remember, please SHARE this everywhere!

Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla

559-634-0078

CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

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Thanksgiving Morning with Cliff’s Mom 2016

autumn-1756230_1920I will again be hosting a call/meeting  on Thanksgiving Morning at 8am PST

Here is the link to the meeting;   https://zoom.us/j/7044418352

See instructions below:

Priscilla L Brooks is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/7044418352

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,7044418352# or +16465588656,7044418352#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 704 441 8352
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=T8_YIZ7z9AVvFwaJlf0jz0NUI2e7qf_1

Please be sure to test on your device prior to this time just in case you need to download an application or software.  I wouldn’t want you to miss anything.

For several years now I have had a call on Thanksgiving morning for all of you mom’s out there missing a child.  Thanksgiving also sort of kicks off the holiday season, and this is a very tough time of year.

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Much love! ♥

Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla ♥

Cliffsstory.com@gmail.com

559-634-0078

***Here is the replay of “Thanksgiving Morning with Cliff’s Mom 2016”

 

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2015 Candle Lighting Ceremony in Memory of our Children

Updated 12-13-2015

Be sure to go to the Remembrance Book here===> Compassionate Friends and say a few words about your child.

Video presentation will be added below at approximately 2pm pst

Sorry folks…..you will need to click on this link to access the video….we were blocked by someone on You Tube

Click Here ====> 2015 Candle Lighting Ceremony

If you would like to join me live at 6:30 pst and say a few words about your child, please send me an email at CliffsStory.com@gmail.com  I will need to send you an invitation for you to be able to participate in the conversation.  If you would just like to watch live, go to http://CliffsStory.org at 6:30 pm pst

Bless you all

Cliff’s Mom ~ Priscilla

****ONLINE CEREMONY ONLY****

This will be our 5th year providing an online ceremony in conjunction with CompassionateFriends.org.  The 2015 Candle Lighting Ceremony is in Memory of our Children we have lost.  This is not specific to suicide, it is merely the loss of our children…no matter the cause.

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Thanksgiving Morning with Cliff’s Mom 2015

 

 

If you have lost a child, a child of any age, under any circumstances, then you know the pain that is felt on a daily basis.Mom and Cliff in PA

People sometimes don’t quite understand that this pain, while it becomes manageable at some point, still is a struggle on a daily basis, and even more during the holidays.

Mom and Cliff at the LA ZooSome Holidays are harder than others for me, but can be very different for others. You see, our pain, our grief, our journey while very similiar, they are also very different and unique.

I started doing this call several years ago, and it is quite amazing to Cliff and his surf boardme, but it seems like I always skip a year in between. I don’t consciously do this, so I am not sure why. But I guess that when the Universe needs me, I step up and make it happen. I also think that perhaps it is because I have gotten to a somewhat peaceful place surrounding my sons death. One where I am now able to reach out more completely to others who are raw in the grief of their child. I naturally gravitate towards the Moms…we share a unique bond with our children and can relate to one another.

Cliff-and-Zach-cropped.jpgSo, if you would like to join me on Thanksgiving Morning, sign up below and I will add you to the list of participants. This is not a public link, I keep it very safe for everyone. However, that being said, please know that there are many moms out there that are still not comfortable being somewhere public, even if it is online. So the live hangout will be streaming at http://CliffsStory.org the morning of the live hangout. So, if you are uncomfortable with that, I completely understand. I just want Candle Lighting Ceremony-CliffsStory.com  Cliffordeveryone to understand how much you mean to me, your pain is very similiar to my pain, and I just continue to reach everyone, even if I am unaware you are watching. I sometimes don’t even know you, or even if anyone else participated, and that is okay.

I reach out to others which also helps me with my pain as well

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Click Here to watch the previous Hangout

Way to go Mark Henick

Mark HenickWe need to talk about Suicide…..thank you Mark Henick for doing just that.

We are all blessed by you, and you will continue to bless others for many years to come.  You may not know who they are, but you will make a difference in there lives all the same.

Take a moment to hear Mark’s message……

 

Please share this post…..you may have someone in your life suffering and you don’t even know it.

Let’s keep the conversation going and make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling.

May you all be blessed ♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Cliff’s Mom ♥
CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

2015 World BiPolar Day ~ Bless you Kevin Hines ♥

 

 

Kevin Hines……if you don’t know him, or don’t know his story, you need to!

I was blessed to hear Kevin speak at Fresno State last year, and will hear him again this year at the 2015 Youth Forum held by the Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss organization.

Take a look at this beautiful video Kevin shared with us…..

WORLD BIPOLAR DAY 2015* from Kevin Hines on Vimeo.

Thank you Kevin…..see you in May.

May God bless you beyond measure ♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Cliff’s Mom ♥

Click Here ====> 4th Annual Reedley Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk

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4th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony in Reedley ~ Remembering our Children

As we work hard towards getting through this holiday season, lets remember all of the children who were lost too soon ♥

We will be meeting at Changes Salon in Reedley; 1761 11th Street.  Registration begins at 6pm.  If you are out of the area or unable to grieve in public, I have recorded a ceremony just for you below.

May God Bless you this season♥

 

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Don’t forget to enter a message in the Remembrance Book Above

 

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FresnoSoS.org Annual fun run/walk

12th Annual Fun Run/Walk ~ Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss

On this day, which is National Suicide Prevention Day, I would ask that you please help me spread the word…..

I have put together a team called “TEAM CLIFFORD” and we will be walking on September 27th in Woodward Park in Fresno, CA at 8:00 am sharp.

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Please consider joining our team whether or not you are able to physically attend.  Click to print the Registration Form.

I appreciate all who are able to donate….please go to the Fresno SOS donation page, donate your $20 through Pay Pal and then forward your receipt to me so I can keep track.

Your participation would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥