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When You Can’t Be With A Dying Family Member by ELEANOR HALEY

When You Can’t Be With A Dying Family Member MEMORIALS AND REMEMBRANCE / MEMORIALS AND REMEMBRANCE : ELEANOR HALEY MARCH 27, 2020 It’s a new world we live, one of the difficult restrictions that protect our health and safety. As we struggle to learn to live with so many things we never imagined, perhaps the hardest is not… Read More When You Can’t Be With A Dying Family Member by ELEANOR HALEY

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When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help By Angie Schultz

When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help By Angie Schultz “The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of… Read More When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help By Angie Schultz

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5 Things Suicide Loss Survivors Should Know — from Someone Who’s Attempted by Sam Dylan Finch on March 8, 2019

5 Things Suicide Loss Survivors Should Know — from Someone Who’s Attempted by Sam Dylan Finch on March 8, 2019 How we see the world shapes who we choose to be — and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better. This is a powerful perspective. It was a… Read More 5 Things Suicide Loss Survivors Should Know — from Someone Who’s Attempted by Sam Dylan Finch on March 8, 2019

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Dementia, Caregiving, and Controlling Frustration By Family Caregiver Alliance

Dementia, Caregiving, and Controlling Frustration By Family Caregiver Alliance The Stresses of Caregiving Caring for an individual with Alzheimerʼs disease or a related dementia can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. Frustration is a normal and valid emotional response to many of the difficulties of being a caregiver. While some irritation may be part of… Read More Dementia, Caregiving, and Controlling Frustration By Family Caregiver Alliance

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How To Take Care Of Yourself When Your Parent Is Dying by Nicole Pajer

How To Take Care Of Yourself When Your Parent Is Dying These methods will help you practice self-care while being a caregiver for a parent with a terminal diagnosis. By Nicole Pajer 07/29/2019 05:45am EDT Losing a parent feels insurmountable at any age. Our series helps you face it ― from the practical logistics to the… Read More How To Take Care Of Yourself When Your Parent Is Dying by Nicole Pajer

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A love letter to children who had to cut ties with their mothers by: Melinda Lee Holm

A love letter to children who had to cut ties with their mothers May 08, 2019 1:18 pm Melinda Lee Holm This essay discusses child abuse and suicidal behavior. Please read with caution if these subjects trigger you. You are among friends here. I will never ask you why you did it. I won’t strain… Read More A love letter to children who had to cut ties with their mothers by: Melinda Lee Holm

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Experts explain how to talk about suicide with kids by age By Meghan Holohan

Experts explain how to talk about suicide with kids by age Talking about suicide can be difficult for parents. Mental health and parenting experts explain how to address the subject to kids of every age. June 8, 2018, 4:56 PM EDT / Updated March 25, 2019, 4:12 PM EDT / Source: TODAY By Meghan Holohan This story discusses suicide. If you or… Read More Experts explain how to talk about suicide with kids by age By Meghan Holohan

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The Dog Isn’t Sleeping: How To Talk With Children About Death by Cory Turner

The Dog Isn’t Sleeping: How To Talk With Children About Death March 4, 20197:00 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition By: CORY TURNER Death first visited me on a Thursday. I had a brown ‘n’ serve roll in my hand and a Vesuvius of buttered mashed potatoes on my plate. It was Thanksgiving and my 7th birthday, 1983. My… Read More The Dog Isn’t Sleeping: How To Talk With Children About Death by Cory Turner

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Book of the Month: On Death & Dying, What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy & their own families by Kubler-Ross

Therapist’s Pick/Book of the Month Therapist: Dawn Krull MA, MS, TLLP Theme: Death and Dying On Death & Dying, What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy & their own families is a hard emotional read, but very well worth it. It is especially beneficial for individuals who work in professions where end of… Read More Book of the Month: On Death & Dying, What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy & their own families by Kubler-Ross