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5 ways you can help your loved ones fight depression | Deseret News National

5 ways you can help your loved ones fight depression | Deseret News National

The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences. Sourced through Scoop.it from: national.deseretnews.com A short pastoral guide to help your loved ones through depression.  Patience, understanding and just being there are huge things you can do to help someone in depression. If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training, then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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Grief At The Office: When A Coworker Loses A Loved One

Grief At The Office: When A Coworker Loses A Loved One

As described in Sheryl Sandberg’s moving Facebook post about her husband’s death, when a colleague suffers the loss of a loved one, this incredibly personal experience can create uncertainty in the office. Here’s how to handle it. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.forbes.com Workplaces try to help employees who lose a loved one,  It can be hard to overcome that even with time off.  After time off though, grief at the office can enter as the coworker still may have other emotional needs.  Understanding what to say and how to help them adapt to life at work is key If you

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Grief and Psychological Disorder: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model

Grief and Psychological Disorder: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model

Grief can really mess with your head.  I’ll spare you my “Grief Makes you Crazy” speech, but for those who are interested we’ve already detailed it here and here and here in our blog category titled Grief Makes You Crazy. I should probably clarify, we don’t actually believe that grief makes you crazy.  Grief only makes you feel … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com In addition to the objective aspects of loss that can lead us to assume possible complicated grief, this article looks at subjective elements that can lead an individual to complicated grief regarding their loss.  The article looks at the Diathesis-Stress Model If

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Memorial Day, or National Grief Acknowledgement Day?

Memorial Day, or National Grief Acknowledgement Day?

In a sense, Memorial Day weekend should usher this country into the griever’s world: The every day reality of grief. Memorial Day should (or could) be a time when the whole nation bows its collective head to its collective heart, and says: Ow. Ow. OW. This hurts. Source: www.huffingtonpost.com In many ways Memorial Day is a day of grief.  For many this grief is still sharp while for others it is a distant memory but it does give society a time to remember and grieve collectively as a nation If you would like to learn more about Grief Counseling Training,

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Grief Healing: Voices of Experience: The Ring

Grief Healing: Voices of Experience: The Ring

Source: www.griefhealingblog.com A good article on moving on and how long it takes after lousing a spouse.  This can be a very painful moment in one’s life as their existential value is questioned.  No longer married but grieving the person has to find a new identity. Especially the value of the ring itself and how it defines who you are–married or widowed. If you would like to learn more about Grief Counseling Training, then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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At a Glance: Coping With Grief at Work

At a Glance: Coping With Grief at Work

  The sudden passing of Dave Goldberg, the popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, touches a subject most workers probably don’t consider until they have to. In the U.S., many companies offer a few days’ paid leave after the death of a close family member. But… Source: abcnews.go.com Coping with grief at work can be difficult after a loss.   This article has a few ideas or suggestions to follow to help you better cope when you return to work If you would like to learn more about grief counseling training, then please review our program and

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Grief Counselor Says It’s OK to Mourn a Fictional Character’s Death

Grief Counselor Says It’s OK to Mourn a Fictional Character’s Death

How fans can cope with the deaths of their favorite characters on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and other shows Source: time.com Would this be considered disenfranchised as the article states or simply mental issues?  As Grief Counselors, a loss is a loss and it needs to be addressed.  Maybe the loss affects the person due to a  memory of how a loved one similarly die?  We cannot know and must address all loss.   Some individuals can become depressed over losing a sporting game?  Is this to be mocked as well? Yes it is true, we could easily say, “get a life” but

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Grief Healing: Religion and Spirituality in Grief

Grief Healing: Religion and Spirituality in Grief

Source: www.griefhealingblog.com A good article about spirituality and grief.  There are good thoughts about how spirituality can have harmful affects on grieving as well when it is misused. If you would like to learn more about Grief Counseling Training, then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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Infertility: navigating your ‘disenchanted’ grief

Infertility: navigating your ‘disenchanted’ grief

When couples acknowledge that they are experiencing a crisis in their relationship, or a disconnect in how they envisioned their life together, they can begin to understand their feelings and cope with them in healthy ways. Source: newsok.com This is seen as a disenfranchised grief because many see it not as a loss that existed but an inability to have.  Yet there is a potential loss that is not recognized.  Grief Counselors need to recognize the grief and frustrations of infertility. If you are interested in learning more about Grief Counseling Training, then please review the program #griefcounselingtraining

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Grief Counseling Training: Secondary Losses

Grief Counseling Training:  Secondary Losses

Grief Counseling Training:  Secondary Losses In grief counseling training, many hear the term secondary losses.  What does this term mean?  A secondary loss is something that results or stems from the primary loss and is usually not foreseen until it is experienced by the griever.   Certified grief counselors need to be aware of their clients life and expect and even forewarn the griever of these unexpected losses that may result from the primary loss. A very good example is a widow.  Her primary loss is her husband.  This huge void in her life will alter it in many ways.  These