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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.

turkey-1456681_1280So come join me Thanksgiving morning and let’s talk about our children.  Perhaps share something special about them, or a special food they liked you to make, whatever you would like to talk about.  I am here to listen and to share.

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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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

Lynette and PriscillaPriscilla L Brooks, Cliff’s Mom

Click Here to watch the previous Hangout

World Suicide Prevention Week/Day September 10, 2015

As we approach “World Suicide Prevention” Week, we will light a candle at 8pm on September 10, 2015 in remembrance of our loved ones who have left us.

May was “Mental Health Awareness” month, Mother’s Day, the 10 year celebration of losing my son Cliff, and the loss of 10 day old Makayla Grace the very next day ♥

May 2015 just about did me in.  But we had our 4th Annual “Suicide Prevention/Awareness Walk scheduled along with our “Open House Celebration” for Cliff’s Story, Inc. scheduled for June 6th, and nothing would stop this from happening.

I am here on this earth for a very specific reason, and that is to spread the word of “Suicide Prevention”.  My very own son was sacrificed so that others could live♥

Please watch this video I made from the photos/video from our event at “Cliff’s Story”.  And share with everyone you know….it is sometimes easier to share a video than it is to speak.  Who do you know that is suffering in silence?  You may never know…..SHARE the Video ♥

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

Usborne Card Fundraiser

Fundraiser for Cliff’s Story

Hey friends, family and followers!

I was at a boutique last night fundraising for Cliff’s Story, and I still have a few boxes left.  They make great gifts! ♥Usborne Card Fundraiser                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please consider purchasing a box of cards.  They are $31.40 and $13 of that is donated to Cliff’s Story.

If you are local I can deliver~ if not, I can ship to you….I will check on the cost to ship.

Each box has 30 individually wrapped cards for all occasions.

Thank you so much for your support!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

 

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4th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony to be on 12-14-14

The date for our 4th year of supporting our community by participating in this worldwide event has been set.

Please save the date of December 14, 2014 to join us♥

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1761 11th Street
Reedley, CA 93654
6pm – Registration
6:30 – Ceremony Begins
7:00 – Candles are lit until 8pm

At this time I am asking all of you to please share this post, as I am in search of photos of children who have been lost to any type of death.

It blesses us every year to help families during a very heartbreaking time in their life.

We understand their pain, and somehow that seems to help, if just a little bit.

The holidays are the very hardest time, and we know this.

Please help us to spread the word so we can bless all of the lost children in this world and keep their memories alive!

May GOD bless you♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Cliff’s Mom ♥

https://www.facebook.com/CliffsStory

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RIP my precious son Cliff ♥

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Candle Lighting Ceremony-CliffsStory.com  CliffordToday marks the 9th anniversary of when I lost my precious son Cliff♥

We lost him to suicide, and I now reach out to others in hopes that I can save lives in my son’s name.  Cliff is helping others even though his flesh has left this earth.

The only peace I feel is that I know he is now healed from this evil disease that society tends to isolate people from.

We must spread the word of “Suicide Prevention Awareness“, after all, mental illness is a disease just like any other disease, ie cancer, leukemia, diabetes.  We wouldn’t turn our backs on them, so we need to start “talking” and embracing the subject.  That is the only way we will get comfortable in helping those struck with this disease.

Today, in honor of my son, all I ask is that you “smile” at a stranger instead of just walking by “minding your own business”.  Acknowledge people, smile, spread the Love!  There are some people who feel very alone, and as if the world would be better without them!

We are all here for a reason!  Even the precious people who have been stricken with “mental illness”.  They are not contagious, but our smile, our touch, our hearts can be contagious to them! ♥

SAVE a Life Today ♥

Please Reach Out Today!  Show Love Today in memory of my sweet Cliff♥

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Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

 

3rd Annual “Suicide Prevention Walk” in Reedley 6-07-14

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