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March 12, 2015
by Elon Cohen,MA. M.Ed.

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Spock is Dead- Many People Affected

March 12, 2015 14:44 by Elon Cohen,MA. M.Ed.   [About the Author]

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At first blush, the impact of a celebrity’s death on the individual would seem rather far removed. Upon closer examination, however, classic stages of grief may be recognized. Although duration and severity may be noted to be shorter and more limited, it can reasonably be expected that the degree to which grief is experienced can directly correspond to the degree to which the individual relates to the given celebrity and his or her characters. [More]

December 19, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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What Do I Do if Someone Threatens Suicide?

December 19, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Suicide is one of those things that many people don't like to talk about because it's a very painful thing to talk about. Some of us know people who have thought about suicide, or we may know someone who has attempted or succeeded at it. Because of that, it's more important than ever for us to understand how we can help people who are struggling through this painful thing. In this article, we're going to look at the reasons that someone would consider suicide and how you can help. [More]

December 2, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Getting through the Holidays After a Loss

December 2, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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As the holidays grow ever closer, some people have a lot on their mind, and it's sad to see them try and work through their feelings during this time of year. This is especially true if someone has been trying to work their way through the loss of a loved one. Losing a loved one, whether it was days before or years before a holiday, gives the holidays a bittersweet feeling, and it can be really hard for people to work through those emotions in a healthy manner. Why are the holidays so hard after a loss? [More]

November 13, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Coping with Losing Someone to Suicide

November 13, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is losing someone that you love. But when they take their own life in some way, the suffering becomes that much worse for those left behind. Questions go through your mind and you aren't totally sure how to deal with it. And that's okay - it's hard to be the people that are left behind from such a painful experience. International Survivors of Suicide Day is November 15th, and this day is to help people realize that they are not alone in this journey, and that they do not need to feel afraid. [More]

September 15, 2014
by Mary Ellen McNaughton, MEd. CCC

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Traumatic Death - The Hardest to Reconcile

September 15, 2014 04:55 by Mary Ellen McNaughton, MEd. CCC  [About the Author]

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“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing… Perhaps more strictly, like suspense. Or like waiting: just hanging about waiting for something to happen. It gives life a permanently provisional feeling.” C.S. Lewis [More]

August 19, 2014
by Caleen Martin

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Mourning your past self and living in the present with chronic pain.

August 19, 2014 04:55 by Caleen Martin  [About the Author]

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When you are sat down by a doctor and explained that you have an incurable medical condition that could become completely debilitating to you, cause you daily pain, and change every aspect of your life, you die. Your physical life has died, your career has died, your ability to care for your family has died, your ability to enjoy the intimacy between yourself and your partner has died. But your lungs still breath air, your heart still pumps, and you must create a completely new life in spite of your medical conditions. [More]

July 16, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Infertility: How not to be Jealous of Friends who are getting Pregnant?

July 16, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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It is completely normal to envy your friend, relative, or coworker when she has something that you cannot have (at the moment!). Do not feel guilty of your negative feelings; you perhaps need some reassurance that ‘everything will be fine.’ It is frustrating when you are happy for a friend, yet sad for your own loss. This mental state makes it even more difficult to overcome and push away such feelings, as it is complicated to satisfy motherly and fatherly instincts. [More]

July 12, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Grief in the Workplace: How can Managers Balance Productivity and Compassion?

July 12, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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Grief refers to the physical, behavioral, and emotional reactions to a loss. Many people regard it as illness; however, it is a struggle that involves a feeling of emptiness (Perreault, 2011). According to the Grief Index of 2003 Survey report, the cost of grieving employees born by US businesses was nearly $74 billion a year.These hidden costs are not just the loss of a single business; in reality, it damages the economy and society. [More]

June 13, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Dealing with Father's Day after Losing a Child

June 13, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Many people have lost a parent, but very few people have had to deal with the pain of losing a child. It can be a really difficult thing to go through if you're a parent, and sometimes, the pain that fathers deal with during it is left behind. Both mothers and fathers have to work through the heartache, albeit differently, so it's important to take a look at that pain and see what we can do in order to help our way through it. Father's Day is coming up, and this day can be incredibly painful and heartbreaking for fathers who have lost a child in some way, shape or form. [More]

March 17, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

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Understanding Loss and Grief in Children

March 17, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Grief is inevitable for those of us who choose to love. As difficult as the death of a loved one may be, our ability to cope with emotional distress can lessen the burden. As parents, one of your jobs is to help kids learn to cope, and how to think. FB- Children don't naturally understand loss, difficult life situations, or the grieving that accompanies them. LuAnn Pierce, LCSW, explains the ways you can help your child cope during these times. [More]