Grief, especially traumatic grief due to shooting events, can leave families in a deep valley of despair. Such tragic events can alter lives forever and scar the future. Senseless and traumatic it is hard for families to understand why
The article, “Time doesn’t erase grief, strong emotions connected to the victims of mass shootings: by Brian Hutchel states,
“It was April 1999 when the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado shocked a nation. Video of students desperately sprinting from the school to safety under the watch of armed police flooded televisions across the nation.”
The article, Three Ways Executives Can Cope With Grief, by Caroline Stokes states
“When a loved one dies, it’s expected that the bereaved may turn to a therapist, grief counselor, support group or another trusted helper. These professionals can help shoulder the daily burden of grief and offer support and guidance in an extremely vulnerable time.
But for an executive, decreased functioning in their personal life can have ramifications for the larger organization and on any dependent employees.”
Good article on the differences between grief and depression and what to look for.
The article,” Grief & Depression Are Different, But Here’s How The Line Between Them Gets Blurred, According To Experts” by JR Thorpe states
“Grief and depression both have the ability to turn your life upside down, but it’s commonly understood that grief will likely become less painful after a time, while depression can linger if left unchecked.”
The loss of a new born can be the most painful type of loss one can ever experience in life.
This article looks at the pain and grief associated with it, When a Grieving Mother Talks, Listen , by Jen Gunter states,
“There is a chance that you will receive a holiday card this year from someone who lost a baby right before or right after birth. Someone like me.
When someone who lost a baby puts together a holiday card, the family photo, if we are brave enough to include one, is never quite right because it is missing someone. The updates we write about our lives are always incomplete because there is an untold story.”
Accepting grief is the most difficult thing in life. Learning how to adapt and realize it is part of life is equally difficult. Yet we can learn to transform ourselves by learning to deal with grief and its scars it leaves.
The article, How I came to embrace grief, by Robert Wargas states
“Sometimes I look at old family photographs and count how many people are gone. The number is significant. I am only 32.”
Good article on the losses one experiences through divorce. Many secondary losses beyond the initial go beyond the spouses and the children initial reaction to loss.
The article, How parents, kids can survive divorce, by Marie Virata Halloran states,
“The night after celebrating their 21st wedding anniversary, Joel handed a card to his wife. It said, “Jocelyn, this is very difficult for me to let you know about the struggles I have with our relationship. We have grown apart. I am very sorry, but I can no longer pretend. I want a divorce.”
Good article on the grief work one goes through in grieving. Many times it is a difficult path to travel and it can take a very long time to overcome
The article, Screaming Through The Stages Of Grief, by Marybeth Cichcoki states
“I remember being a Nursing student and studying the 5 stages of grief. The book On Death & Dying, written by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross became every nurses’ bible. I studied each stage trying to understand the power of grief over our hearts and souls.”
Once upon a time, many moons ago, Eleanor wrote an amazing post about self-portraits. In that post, in case you missed it or failed to commit it to memory, she said: There was a time when I didn’t have the words to describe my grief even privately. In those early days the only tool I …