Niesia Garza, LCSW – Navarre Counselor

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Beyond the Shadows: Navigating Traumatic Grief Together

Welcome to my first blog post, where I embark on a personal journey through the labyrinth of grief. In this space, I aim to provide understanding, and support to those who have experienced the traumatic death of a child or loved one. Through sharing my own grief journey and insights, I hope to offer reassurance and validation to others who may be grappling with similar emotions and challenges. Together we can find solace in the shared understanding of our grief.

The purpose of this blog is to offer a lifeline of compassion and connection to individuals who are navigating the tumultuous terrain of grief. Together, we will explore the depths of sorrow, confront the challenges of loss, and seek solace in the shared experiences of bereaved parents. Through our collective journey, we will find comfort, strength, and the tools to navigate through this unasked “new normal.”

  • Remembering My Son: In this section, I will honor the memory of my beloved son, who died in 2009 from a rare blood disorder called Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). I will share stories, memories, and reflections on the profound impact he had on me and my family’s life. By celebrating his life, I will keep his spirit alive!
  • Navigating the Darkness: The death of a child casts a long shadow of darkness that can be overwhelming. I will openly share the struggles, pain, and challenges I have faced in the aftermath of this devastating loss. By shining a light on these difficult emotions, we can find an understanding that we are not alone in our grief.
  • Building a Supportive Community: Traumatic grief feels isolating, but we are not alone on this journey. We will discuss the importance of building a supportive community, whether through therapy, support groups, or connecting with others who have experienced a traumatic loss. Together, we can find strength, empathy, and understanding as we navigate the complexities of traumatic grief.

Thank you for joining me on this personal voyage through grief. The purpose of this blog is to offer support, understanding, and guidance as we navigate the intricate path of grief. Together, we will embrace the complexities of grief and find solace in shared experiences. My hope is that through this community, we can find comfort and support as we navigate the labyrinth of grief.