Malik has been a precious gift into each of our lives, and we mourn his loss. At the same time, we must be strong and remember the incredible gift he has been to us all … and to focus on supporting each other in healing and moving forward.
Our most heartfelt wish is for each of you to find peace, healing and restoration for your heart as we move forward. We welcome you to our ongoing celebration of our son’s life, as we look for ways to give thanks for the miraculous ways Malik improved all of our lives, hearts, and minds.
As we heal our family, we ask that each of you take good care of yourselves and lift each other up in prayer. Following are some resources that may help you find a way to move forward. Please know our thoughts are with you, but we must focus all of our healing attention on our now family of four.
Following are some national resources to provide support for those suffering from loss and grief. You can also reach out to your local pastor or clergy member, find a local grief counseling group, or even see your employer for possible EAP (Employer Assistance Program) counseling services.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
If you need support getting through a difficult moment, you can reach out to your local Department of Mental and Behavioral Health; in Georgia it is GCAL or Georgia Crisis and Access Line. You can also pick up the phone and dial 211 to reach United Way to access resources or even call 911 if you are in a crisis.
Following is a Self-Care Guide that you can download to help you make a plan to get through a rough moment: