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  1. Pam Ferger
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    This is perfect

    • brandylidbeck
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      Thanks, Pam!

      • Ray Irvin
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        Thank you. This is helpful. It’s been five months since my wife took her life without any signs or a note. It’s been a struggle sometimes just to breath and live in the moment. But the Lord Jesus holds me, sustains me, gives me hope to continue , and will reunite me with Kim when He takes me home in His good timing. I’ll never understand why, but I know all He does is good.

        • brandylidbeck
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          I am so sorry to hear about your wife, Ray. Take care of yourself.

  2. Diane Serra
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    So important for all of us grieving our loved ones. Thank you.

    • brandylidbeck
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      Thank you, Diane!

  3. Jocelyn Nelson
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    I love this! I just forwarded the link to my therapist. Thank you for creating it.

    • brandylidbeck
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      Thank you, Jocelyn. I am glad it resonated.

  4. Sabina
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    Thank you and on point. I will share this on the website of a foundation my family established to honor our loved one. Thetatissafoundation.org

    • brandylidbeck
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      Thank you, Sabina!

  5. Teri Edwards-Stis
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    Thank you so much as this really nailed it and is so true. It never ends and I am finally able to live with knowing that and am moving forward. You have been quite helpful.

    • brandylidbeck
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      Thank you, Teri.

  6. Larry C McNabb
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    You are such an amazing person as well as a tremendous resource. The Gift of Second has, is and will continue to help so many people and touch so many lives. I am so thankful that our lives crossed and to have your book as a short manual to help those that have experienced the devastating loss of a loved one to suicide. This animated short-video is another fabulous resource from the work that you are doing. So much insight and creativity. I have already Shared it on my Facebook pages. God bless you, your family and your work always dear friend!

    • brandylidbeck
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      Thanks, Larry! I appreciate your continued support in all my projects! 🙂

  7. Barbara
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    Thank you so much for creating and sharing this video. It is incredibly well done, and has given me yet another opportunity to shed tears and reflect on the tragic loss of one I loved dearly.

    • brandylidbeck
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      Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad it resonated with you and so sorry for your loss.

  8. Bonnie Swade
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    What a great piece for Suicide Awareness Month. I will share this resource with our support group and website. Thank you so much!

    • brandylidbeck
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      Thanks, Bonnie! I hope your support group finds it valuable as well.

  9. Lynne Henrion
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    This is so perfect. Thank you.

    • brandylidbeck
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      Thanks, Lynne.

  10. Jan
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    Thank you for this. It has been 2 1/2 years since my father-in-law left us. This is spot on.

    • brandylidbeck
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      I am sorry to hear about your FIL, Jan. I am glad the video resonated with you.

  11. Pam
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    Is this shareable?

    • brandylidbeck
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      Yes, of course. You can just copy the link and paste it wherever you need it to go.

  12. Lacy
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    Yes, I really can relate. Every time I see Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal at the store, and every time I hear the song, “September” tears escape as I think of my son. Two years ago, things like this would change the course of my day. Now, tears still escape, but sometimes a smile forms too as I think about all the happy little details of his life. Your video describes my grief so well. Thanks for making this and sharing it. What a powerful 3 minutes!

    • brandylidbeck
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      Hi Lacy,
      I am sorry to hear about your son. How old was he? It’s those small things…like cereal that really do bring us right back. It is both beautiful and heartbreaking.

  13. Rochelle
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    Hello,

    I was wondering if I may be able to share this with my students? Do you have a sharable link for the video?

    I work with middle schoolers and I think this video would be absolutely perfect to share during National Suicide Prevention Week (September 6-12).

    Please let me know.

    Great job on this video. As a suicide loss survivor and advocate, I think you hit the nail on the head for this for all ages.

    • brandylidbeck
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      Hi Rochelle,
      I just emailed it to you. But, you can always pull the link from YouTube as well.

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