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Featured this Month:

How to Survive the Holidays after a Suicide
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Jessica Hutchison
The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who have been touched by suicide. For me, the holidays are a reminder of my own dad’s suicide. I will never forget the phone conversation I had with my dad the night before Thanksgiving, 2011. He wasn’t himself; something just wasn’t right. While a month would pass before his life ended, I often consider that night to be the turning point in his life.
A Resource for Rebuilding your Family after the Death of a Loved One, Book Review
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
After the death of a spouse or a child a family is consumed by the steps necessary to find stability. Sometimes, when a bereaved parent reviews the past, they will see that there has not been a sense of family stability for a long time. Suicide is sometimes preceded with a history of mental health crises and behavioral reactions that disrupt family life.

Archives:

Groundlessness
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Very recently, an esteemed friend and colleague died suddenly of natural causes. Not suicide. She was loved by many, and possibly at the peak of her life, but without warning, she was gone. We have lost her unique humor and animation, her dedication to helping others.
Getting Back to Normal
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
After a suicide, how does a family with children think about “normal again?” What is the time involved? How do children and adults work at this?