Archive for December 2011

Facebook enables conversation to prevent suicide

For those that may feel depressed, are grieving, or dealing with a loss, the holidays may be a particularly tough time of the year. As one of the largest online communities in the world, Facebook recently launched a new feature that enables users expressing suicidal thoughts to connect with a counselor through a confidential chat…

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H.U.G.S. all around!

On December 10th, Kate’s Club celebrated our last program of the year, Winter Holiday H.U.G.S. (Healing, Understanding, Giving, Support). More than 120 Kate’s Club members and their families joined us for a memory activity and candle lighting ceremony. Families and volunteers were able to come together and share positive memories of their loved ones through…

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Jessica + Claire's Story: The Next Chapter

In early 2011 we shared Jessica + Claire’s story about how they were coping with grief following the death of their father, Hal Hecht, in August 2010 from pancreatic cancer. Since we last heard from them, they have devoted themselves to helping find a cure for pancreatic cancer. Jessica, Carrie, and Claire paint Houston City…

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