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Suicide in the Young: AfterTalk Weekly 12.5.19

Suicide in the Young: An Essay Author: Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. Few readers may realize how heavy a toll is taken by suicide during the years of high school, college, and young adulthood. Although suicide is at last being viewed as a public health issue, says psychiatrist and best-selling author Kay Redfield Jamison, we are still

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Thanksgiving: AfterTalk Weekly 11.28.19

THANKSGIVING  The time draws near And the calendar says Thanksgiving is really here. Time to reflect and time to gather Thoughts of what to be thankful of. Thankful? I think not. My life is not full these days And to be thankful is beyond my grasp. But to give thanks? This, I believe, can be

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When All you Have are Memories: AfterTalk Weekly 11.21.19

When All you Have are Memories by Anne Peterson You sit alone with memories, from when they slipped away. You wake with little energy to make it through each day. Your loss is overwhelming, the pain is so surreal, You never knew it possible, to feel the way you feel. The world keeps spinning all

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Online Therapy: AfterTalk Weekly 11.14.19

Editor’s Note:  We don’t usually link to entire articles, but this one is too good to pass up, and the people at Consumers Advocate gave us permission to do so. Online therapy is increasingly popular and efficacious. Many people live in areas where face-to-face professional grief therapy is unavailable. Others work hours that make it

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Medicare and Grief Counseling: AfterTalk Weekly 11.7.19

Will Medicare cover Grief Counseling? by Danielle K. Roberts Grief stems from experiencing a loss. People experience grief after a loved one passes away, when they lose a job, or even after they sell their first home. Some experts say there are four stages of grief: Separation distress, traumatic distress, guilt, and social withdrawal. Many

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