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Grieving With A "Higher Power"

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CS Lewis famously wrote “no one ever told me that grief felt so like fear”. I’ve often thought all grieving …
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One in four suicide attempts are associated with perceptual difficulties: Understanding and treating the factors associated with these perceptual abnormalities could prevent at least a quarter of s...

One in four suicide attempts are associated with perceptual difficulties: Understanding and treating the factors associated with these perceptual abnormalities could prevent at least a quarter of s... | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Researchers have revealed that one quarter of suicide attempts are associated with dysfunction in how the brain interprets basic perceptual information, such as what we see, hear and think. The research shows that this dysfunction can predict suicidal behavior, and offers new prospects for treatment and suicide prevention.
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One in four suicide attempts are associated with perceptual difficulties: Understanding and treating the factors associated with these perceptual abnormalities could prevent at least a quarter of s...

 

 

Article on suicide attempts and how they associate perceptual difficulties or in how individuals look for permanent solutions for temporary problems

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Older adults' abstract reasoning ability predicts depressive symptoms over time

Older adults' abstract reasoning ability predicts depressive symptoms over time | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in Scotland.
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Older adults' abstract reasoning ability predicts depressive symptoms over time

 

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How Should Christians Approach the Death of a Loved One? - Beliefnet

How Should Christians Approach the Death of a Loved One? - Beliefnet | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
When a loved one dies, it can be hard to figure out what the next steps are. God is there for you, and can help you navigate this grieving process.
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How Should Christians Approach the Death of a Loved One? - Beliefnet

 

 

Excellent article on dying from a Christian perspective

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Grief changes over time

Grief changes over time | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
There is a saying, "Time heals." This is true about the flu, scratches, cuts, the common cold, and many other physical ailments. But It's not really true for grief, especially long-term grief. However, I have found that grief does change over time.
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Grief changes over time

 

Grief is never constant but always evolving.  

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A culture change is needed in the way we approach death and dying - Compassion in Dying

A culture change is needed in the way we approach death and dying - Compassion in Dying | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
We must create a culture of dying that looks beyond proxy measurements and truly seeks to understand and value the unique wishes of each individual at the end of life, says Natalie Koussa, Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships, Compassion in Dying.
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A culture change is needed in the way we approach death and dying - Compassion in Dying

 

 

Good article on how we as a culture and society need to address death and dying

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Effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation found

Effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation found | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Researchers have found an effective target in the brain for electrical stimulation to improve mood in people suffering from depression. Stimulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably produced acute improvement in mood in patients who suffered from depression at the start of the study.
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Effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation found

 

 

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Your turn: Nobody can anticipate the pain of losing a child | Letters to the Editor | napavalleyregister.com

Your turn: Nobody can anticipate the pain of losing a child | Letters to the Editor | napavalleyregister.com | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
No one really knows what a parent goes through with the process of this unwanted journey of not having your child in your life. This is not supposed to happen
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Your turn: Nobody can anticipate the pain of losing a child | Letters to the Editor | napavalleyregister.com

 

Losing a child is the worst pain a person can face

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Grief isn't seasonal | Living | hampshirereview.com

Grief isn't seasonal | Living | hampshirereview.com | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
A few days before Thanksgiving, I entered our 3rd-grader’s room to tuck her in for the night. I found her in bed crying.
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Grief isn't seasonal | Living | hampshirereview.com

Article on grief.

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How California Is Changing Palliative Care

How California Is Changing Palliative Care | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
In January, California became the first state to mandate home-based palliative care to those in a state Medicaid program Here's how it works with Medi-Cal.
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How California Is Changing Palliative Care

 

 

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Opinion: Talk about suicide, end the stigma

Opinion: Talk about suicide, end the stigma | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
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Opinion: Talk about suicide, end the stigma

 

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Crawling through the Stages of Grief

Crawling through the Stages of Grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
After the loss of their child, Steven and Samantha felt like they couldn't breathe. Everything hurt as if the entire body took on excessive pain. It took extreme amounts of energy just to move, especially to breathe. Time seemed to stop. They couldn't talk, words failed them. The voices of other people sounded like muffled noises in a distance. The only constant thoughts were: "Was this real?" and "This must be a bad dream." The doctor delivered the news of their child passing away after a routine surgery. Death was barely mentioned as a possible outcome. He was supposed to be OK and back to playing with his legos and his sibling in just a few days. But now this happened. "What is this?" they pleaded, "What just happened?" Seconds turned into days and days into months. Steven and Samantha were still unable to function. Friends and family tried to help but everything seemed pointless. But they had another child who needed them to be present, who didn't understand what happened, and
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Crawling through the Stages of Grief

 

Working through grief is a difficult journey

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Grief as My Guide: How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor - The New York Times

Grief as My Guide: How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor - The New York Times | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Even when she was gone, she was present in the patient sitting before me and in the way I was newly able to comfort and reassure her.
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Grief as My Guide: How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor - The New York Times

 

 

Good article on how the grief of a sister helped one doctor become more empathetic and aware of others grief

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Tips about how to help someone experiencing grief this holiday season

Tips about how to help someone experiencing grief this holiday season | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
If someone in your life is experiencing grief this holiday season, the folks at the Lost & Found Grief Center offer these tips
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Tips about how to help someone experiencing grief this holiday season

 

Good article on grief triggers for the holidays

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Clues to brain changes in depression: Using light-sensitive proteins, researchers study the brain's reward memory response

Clues to brain changes in depression: Using light-sensitive proteins, researchers study the brain's reward memory response | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
In new pre-clinical research, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), led by Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, have identified changes in brain activity linked to the pleasure and reward system.
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Clues to brain changes in depression: Using light-sensitive proteins, researchers study the brain's reward memory response

 

 

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When the family pet dies, children deserve the chance to grieve - ABC Life

When the family pet dies, children deserve the chance to grieve - ABC Life | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
If you think telling your child Fido, Fluffy or Feathers has gone to live on a farm is a good strategy when the family pet dies, think again.
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When the family pet dies, children deserve the chance to grieve - ABC Life

 

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Did George H.W. Bush Die of a Broken Heart? Why It's So Common

Did George H.W. Bush Die of a Broken Heart? Why It's So Common | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
George H.W. Bush died 8 months after his wife, Barbara. Here's why spouses often die together, from broken heart syndrome to loneliness.
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Did George H.W. Bush Die of a Broken Heart? Why It's So Common

 

 

Good article on how spouses soon follow their deceased spouses in death.  This article looks at President G H.W Bush and his recent death after his wife

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Students learned there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to mourn - The Boston Globe

Students learned there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to mourn - The Boston Globe | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
“Many people said that students would have no interest, but the course was very popular.”
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Students learned there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to mourn - The Boston Globe

 

Grieving while a universal experience is also a very subjective experience

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Getting through a Christmas of grief

Getting through a Christmas of grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Here's the Advent devotional I wish I'd had six years ago when I was engulfed with grief.
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Getting through a Christmas of grief

 

For some Christmas can be a time of grief

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Helping Your Friends Help You

Helping Your Friends Help You | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
No one wants to coach their friends on how to be supportive, but it helps when you do.
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Helping Your Friends Help You

 

 

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Why we need end-of-life rituals

Rituals, such as keeping vigil, can help people when a loved one is near the end of their life.
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Why we need end-of-life rituals

 

 

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EDITORIAL: Mourning a child | Editorials | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald

EDITORIAL: Mourning a child | Editorials | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it


There are no consolations, no words and no answers to comfort the community of Yarmouth as it grapples with unfathomable heartache.On Saturday night, four-year-old MaCali Cormier excitedly approached a float but then tragically fell underneath it
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EDITORIAL: Mourning a child | Editorials | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald

 

 

The greatest pain in life is to lose a child.  Please also review our Grief Counseling program to learn more

 

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The Growing Acceptance of Medical Aid in Dying

The Growing Acceptance of Medical Aid in Dying | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
More and more voters support options to allow the terminally ill to peacefully end their suffering. Politicians have little to fear from the issue.
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The Growing Acceptance of Medical Aid in Dying

 

Good article regarding hospice and the medical care it can provide in one's death and helping one pass with comfort

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Multiple losses add up to increased grief

Multiple losses add up to increased grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Many in the baby boom generation are facing the deaths of loved ones - losing not only parents, but friends, cousins, and siblings. These cumulative losses can intensify your grief.
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Multiple losses add up to increased grief

 

 

Sometimes grief can continue to add up with one loss after another increasing complications in grief

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'To Cope with My Father's Suicide, I Had to Learn to Love My Grief'

'To Cope with My Father's Suicide, I Had to Learn to Love My Grief' | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
When her father unexpectedly committed suicide, she had to learn to own her grief to move forward, which was not an easy thing to do but made her stronger.
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'To Cope with My Father's Suicide, I Had to Learn to Love My Grief'

 

Sad article on accepting grief itself in coping with loss

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Is Palliative Care an Option for Chronic Pain Patients? —

Is Palliative Care an Option for Chronic Pain Patients? — | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
By Rochelle Odell, PNN Columnist Most of us have heard about 2016 CDC Opioid Guideline, which is supposed to be a voluntary guideline for primary care physicians treating non-cancer pain. What has happened? In the span of two years the guideline has seemingly become law. Countless pain patients
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Is Palliative Care an Option for Chronic Pain Patients? —

 

 

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