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Resilience is about falling into your own strength AfterTalk 10.20.21

By Jerri Clark | October 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor: Although this is written for families of loved ones with serious mental illness, I agree with the author that her discussion of resilience is vital to those who have suffered a loss.  Hello, I have visited and appreciate your website and I get your emails. I participate in a variety of social media forums …

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Write a Letter to the Deceased and It Will Help You…AfterTalk Weekly

By Opal Miamoto | October 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Opal Miamoto Now that you are reading this, you want to know how to write a letter to a loved one who passed away. Whether you lost a loved one several years ago or recently, you have a unique grieving process. No two people are alike. And the grieving process never stops. You may …

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“Tell Me How to Grieve” AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 10.6.21

By Alan Wolfelt | October 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Thoughts on Leaning on Ceremony After a Death During the Pandemic by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. This pandemic is replete with tragedy, but one Colorado story not far from my home has been weighing on my heart. In the Huffington Post on May 7, 2020, Mary Hagen Roberts published an essay about the death of …

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Natural Disasters and Grief: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 9.29.21

By Jessica Fender | September 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Natural Disasters: How Grief Can Help Us to Help Others? By Jessica Fender Introduction Natural disasters, such as tsunamis or tornadoes, are catastrophic events where people lose their properties, livelihoods, and in many cases their lives. If you happen to experience a severe natural disaster, you will remember it for the rest of your life. …

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FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | September 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: I repost this every year during the Jewish holidays. This year I chose to include it in Pandemic Weekly because last night I watched an NYU Medical Center webinar on COVID-19. It was very explicit about in-hospital and ICU cases. I thought about what it must be like to be crashing in a …

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Mourning Heroes 9/11 and Pandemic Heros AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 9.15.21

By Larry Lynn | September 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Mourning Heroes It is only a few days since observed the 20th year since 9/11. I hesitate to call it an “anniversary” since the word usually conveys a joyous occasion.  The song is about a firefighter who did not die on 9/11, but the sentiment applies to all who rush toward what most of us …

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We Grieve, We Remember, We Support Each Other: Thoughts from a 9/11 Widow and Grief Advocate

By Alan Wolfelt | September 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. We as a nation will never be “done” mourning the loss of 2,977 lives lost during the attack on September 11, 2001. On that Tuesday morning at the World Trade Center in New York, more than 2,700 people died, among them over two thousand people working at the Twin Towers, …

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Putting the Closure on the Use of the Word “Closure” in Grief: AfterTalk 9/1/21

By Alan Wolfelt | September 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  “If you are seeking a time when you will be finished, you will never be done.” – Tibetan saying In these contemporary times, you may be led to believe that you need to achieve “closure” after the death of someone in your life. As a matter of fact, you may …

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Sympathy and Support: Helping Bereaved Seniors Handle Grief

By Melissa Howard | August 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

  by Melissa Howard A study of grief and its impact on widows and widowers revealed that nearly one-third of subjects suffered detrimental effects to their mental and/or physical well-being. Those effects included the risk of suicide and death from heart disease and a host of psychological problems. Roughly a quarter were found to be …

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The Effects Death, Traumas And Disasters Have On Mental Health

By Anthony Martin | August 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Anthony Martin, Founder & CEO, Choice Mutual When people watch news reports about death, natural disasters, terrorist attacks or school shootings, they may feel confused and scared. Maybe they worry about themselves and the safety of their family and friends. These events disrupt our way of life and peace of mind. They can make …

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