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Information contained in or made available through Journey of Hearts is not meant to replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals including, but not limited to, medicine, psychiatry, counseling, bereavement specialists, or clergy. Additionally this information is not intended to diagnose or treat health problems. Information on the Journey of Hearts website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a site visitor and his/her physician, healthcare provider, therapist, counselor or clergy member. In particular, site visitors should regularly consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. We recommend that site visitors consult their physician or health care professional for persistent health problems.

Information is provided for educational purposes only which has been made available to aid in understanding the grief process and assessing whether or not professional services may be necessary. The resources on the Journey of Hearts site are provided for our visitors on search of  more information on grief, loss, bereavement, depression, suicide or a particular diseases.

Information on this site may be shared with or passed on to others who may benefit. A single copy of unique Journey of Hearts materials can be downloaded for educational, personal or noncommercial use, provided that all copyrights and other proprietary notiecs remain intact. Do not copy or duplicate without permission of the author(s) or artist for use in a for-profit setting.

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We regret that we are unable to answer any specific medical, mental or health related e-mails or provide online consultations to visitors of this site. These consultations need to occur with a local physician counselor, or psychiatrist. Please contact your physician, health care provider, therapist, counselor or clergy member if you need specific questions answered.

If you feel you may need immediate professional assistance Call 911, your local suicide hot-line, or Crisis Intervention line, located in the Yellow Pages, or see our Emergency 911 Page for links to available online resources - including help in locating a local hotline or free, confidential email services that normally responds within 24 hours.

General questions e.g. for help in locating resources on the site, comments about the site, resources that have been particularly helpful are welcome.

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Unless specifically advised in writing (e-mail) not to use e-mail messages, we reserve the right to reprint any e-mail message sent to the Journey of Hearts site, sent to the guestbooks or posted on the Transformations on the Journey message forum. Visitors sending e-mail messages to Journey of Hearts  grant Journey of Hearts and/or relevant future affiliated organizations the worldwide, perpetual, nonexclusive right to use questions, comments, and postings, in their original or edited form, in articles, books, research projects, commentaries or other existing medium now known--television, radio--or yet to be developed.

We reserve the right to edit materials sent to this site. E-mail messages may be revised before quoting or reprinting on the website, in articles, books, or research projects, for clarity, brevity and especially to preserve the anonymity of the sender/poster. 

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The external links and information resources (designated by the arrows above) are provided to allow visitors to obtain accurate, useful information on a variety of topics relating to grief and loss. To the best of our knowledge the external links on the Journey of Hearts sites are legitimate, reputable, and informative resources. The sites have been carefully selected, recommended by colleagues or visitors to the site and reviewed for inclusion in the Journey of Hearts database of web resources.

Although the linked sites or services were initially reviewed, we do not control the contents or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing, websites may redesign their sites so that information links become rapidly outdated. Due to the current controversy over the use of "deep links" (when one web site links to a page deep within another site) we will be carefully assessing on a cases by case (or page by page) basis the ability to provide direct links to pages within a website. This may limit our ability to pre-screen and recommend information and at other websites. We will follow the premise that content which can be accessed directly by typing in its URL can be linked free of copyright infringement liability.[1]

We are not responsible for the availability of any other site to which the Journey of Hearts site links. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other site. Please be advised that these other sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy (policies) at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with any personal information.

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1. Kiritsov, S. Can Millions of Internet Users Be Breaking the Law Every Day? An Intellectual Property Analysis of Linking and Framing and the Need for Licensing. August 2000. Stanford Technology Law Review. Available at:   Accessed May 28, 2001.

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