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2014-09-11 16:24:01

In 'A Foolish Consistency,' children grieve a mother's death and a family learns not only that they can survive tragedy but find joy on the other side SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In her debut novel, A Foolish Consistency, author Andrea Weir uses her own childhood loss to explore the process of grieving and the importance of working through feelings of pain and sorrow rather than trying to avoid them. Weir was only 11 years old when her mother died, and she...

2014-09-11 12:27:40

SHERMAN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The shock of losing a loved one is indescribable, especially when the person suffering is a child. The manner in which children experience death and their subsequent grief can vary according to age, developmental stage and their relationship to the deceased. Unaddressed pain can be detrimental to a child, and they may require assistance in resolving unfamiliar feelings of grief, anger and sadness. Camp Dragonfly, located on Lake Texoma,...

2014-08-28 23:15:14

In response to the recent death of Robin Williams, grief expert, Edy Nathan MA, LCSW, discusses the trap of depression and how sufferers can potentially battle the disease. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 In the weeks after the untimely death of actor and comedian Robin Williams, world renowned grief expert made a statement on the overwhelming nature of untreated depression. Nathan points out that therapeutic assistance is necessary to help individuals realize that there is a...

2014-08-27 16:25:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As if adolescence is not difficult enough, a teen's life becomes even more complex when a father, mother or other significant person dies. It's a life-shattering experience faced by one in 10 children before the age of 18. While all young people struggle with such losses, teenagers often have a particularly difficult time adjusting after the death of a loved one. Teens often try to mask their grief to avoid appearing vulnerable, especially...

2014-08-25 23:00:34

HealthForumOnline (HFO) adds a new online continuing education (CE) course, Parental Bereavement Following the Loss of a Child, to their extensive library of over 95 online CE courses for psychologists, social workers, and counselors. This online CE course helps mental health professionals recognize risk factors for and patterns of parental bereavement, enabling the differentiation between ‘normal’ and complicated bereavement and the provision of timely and targeted psychological...

2014-08-25 16:27:47

Proceeds from the Sale of the Shoelaces will go to the Too Much Too Soon Foundation NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Too Much Too Soon Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that raises funds and awareness for people coping with loss, has just launched a new mission called Tied Together. In order to help support the people who are helping those who are struggling with their loss and intense feelings of grief, Tied Together involves selling shoelaces that are meant to be shared. People...

2014-08-06 23:10:13

Grief expert, Edy Nathan MA, LCSW, uncovers the connection between grief and sex. Nathan gives 5 warning signs that sex may be used to cope with grief. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Sex and grief have a relationship that is rarely spoken about. Men and women often have different ways they cope with their stressors. This is true with grief and, in some cases, it is apparent that sex may be used to cope with the ravages of loss. Sexual desire, also known as libido, is affected...

2014-07-24 23:11:03

According to Dr. Hayley Hirschmann with Morris Psychological Group, as a very general rule of thumb, if after a period of six months or so, you have had no lessening of intense feelings of loss, are unable to cope with day-to-day activities, are sleeping too much or too little, or are turning to drugs or alcohol or other reckless behavior to assuage your pain, you may be suffering from complicated grief or depression and should seek help from a qualified counselor. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB)...

2014-06-18 23:16:29

Losing a child can be a parent's worst nightmare and the grief that occurs afterwards can be difficult. Grief expert, Edy Nathan Ma, LCSW, gives 10 do's and don'ts for parents who are suffering the loss of their child. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Child loss is an atypical loss experienced by a parent. The natural order of life is violated when a parent outlives their child. This creates an emotional disruption that effects the essence of being alive. The death...

2014-06-10 23:17:36

For many, Father's Day can be a difficult holiday, especially, for those who have lost their dad. Grief expert, Edy Nathan MA, LCSW, announces 5 strategies to cope for those grieving on this commemorative day. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 It is never easy when a father dies. Regardless of the age of that parent, the experience of grief takes an emotional toll. The role of the father shifts across socio-economic, educational and ethnic lines. The mourning process differs...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'