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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Father Rubey
I recently had the opportunity to co-facilitate one of our monthly grief support groups. Fully half of the group members were totally new to LOSS, having lost their loved ones to suicide just a couple of months ago. Many different relationship losses were represented and the ages of those who had died reached across the life span. Some group members had prior awareness of their loved one’s struggles and vulnerabilities, while others had absolutely no idea that this tragedy could ever be a possibility in their family. And while they told different stories of their loved ones’ path to suicide, they shared similar concerns and questions. I imagine that some were also wrestling with questions or doubts that they may not have wanted to voice, yet.
Restoring Family Stability after a Suicide
Monday, September 18, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Every family has various needs for structure. As they grow, families will create the rules and routines that support their ability to function. We know that families have different resources and various amounts of structure supporting day-to-day living, but if they have inadequate structure and routine for too long there can be emotional and behavioral reactions.

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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Sunday, May 01, 2016 by Father Rubey
During the month of May we celebrate Mother’s Day which is a special day to remember our Mothers both those who are still with us and for those who are in the hereafter. In the vast, vast, vast instances this child is born as a result of human love. Human love is one of the great mysteries in creation. Two people meet at a certain point in their lives and fall in love and a child becomes the result of this love. Why these two people? Why now? There can be other Whys in this equation that really defy an explanation. All of this is part of the mystery of human love.
From the Desk of Jessica Mead
Friday, April 01, 2016 by Jessica Mead
“We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.” –Dalai Lama –