About Still Standing Magazine

Founded in 2012, Still Standing Magazine, LLC, shares stories from around the world of writers surviving the aftermath of loss, infertility – and includes information on how others can help. This is a page for all grieving parents. All. If you grieve the loss of your child, no matter the circumstances, you are welcome here. 
The focus of this magazine includes:
– Giving a voice to grief and trauma that comes with loss and infertility.
– Connecting people around the world who have had similar life experiences
– Becoming a resource for friends, family, and medical professionals so they know how to support someone enduring child loss and/or infertility.
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Email the Editor: dstone@stillstandingmag.com
*We deal with difficult and sometimes private matters, so you should know:
  1. Because we deal with grief in many forms, we often publish controversial topics that are relevant to the loss/infertility community. We feel these are important sides to the conversation to address and to acknowledge. While some may agree and others not, we ask that all conversation be kept respectful and civil – knowing there are real men and woman making these choices behind these stories. Any bullying, name calling, threatening, harassment in the comments on FB or our site will be deleted and if continued, the reader will be banned.
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  3. This is a page for all grieving parents. All. If you grieve the loss of your child, no matter the circumstances, you are welcome here.
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    1. Deb Milne-O'Brien

      although no longer a ‘boy’ at 25, and having gone through two horrific tours in Iraq, we were still – never – expecting an accident. We were ‘ready’ for the possibility of death in war, but..at home? Less than two miles away? 5 weeks, 5 months, 5 years, or 25 years – NO one is ready for the death of their child.

    2. Tina

      Thank you for the article, “7 Things I’ve Learned Since the Loss of My Child”. I lost my 22 year old son just 5 months ago to a tragic auto accident and can relate to everything written. It is a daily struggle just to function in a new “normal”. A struggle few understand, a struggle I pray that no one else ever has to experience.

      I am a nurse, and not just a nurse, but a Hospice nurse. I am surrounded by death, dying and grief every single day. I thought I knew what it was like to grieve, how to support the families I care for. After all, I could recite the stages of grief better than most. I’ve read books on how to help those grieving. Taken innumerable classes on how to comfort the dying. However, I have discovered that none of what I learned was actually helpful. They became mere words on a page, without insight into what grieving the loss of your child was actually like.

      1. Susan Dobbie

        Hello Tina, I just discovered this site and read your comments regarding the loss of your son. I am so sorry for your loss. I too, have lost an adult daughter, murdered last July 2018, by a stalker in front of her 11yo twin boys. And,I am a retired hospice nurse of 30+ years. Nothing I learned or read during that time prepared me for the intense grief I feel now, along with my grandsons who live with me. Hoping you are supported on this journey that neither of us ever thought we would be taking. Blessings, Sue Dobbie

    3. Gail Hughes

      Thanks for all you are doing


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