Posted on November 30, 2016 in Coping with GriefThe anticipatory grief of imagining life without your loved one may be as painful as the actual loss. Understanding the emotions can help.
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Posted on October 19, 2016It is estimated by the Children's Grief Association that 4.8 million children in the United States experience the death of one or both parents each year. This is just a fraction of the children who will lose a grandparent, sibling or other significant person in their lives.
Posted on August 31, 2016Growing up with a brother with special needs was both a challenge and a blessing to me. While I was often a reluctant caregiver, this experience taught me how to identify and face grief and loss as a necessary part of life.
Posted on August 25, 2016 in Coping with GriefNot too long ago a little boy named Ben died of an aggressive brain tumor. Ben’s mom, also mother to his identical twin brother and younger sisters, blogged about Ben and the family; about hope and grief. Blue4Ben became a trending topic, the city of Buffalo lit the Peace Bridge blue (the color Ben wore to distinguish him from his brother, Jack), and prayer chains ensued.
Posted on August 18, 2016 in Coping with GriefDepression is a serious disease. Grief is part of the human condition. Let’s give each the appropriate care and treatment.
Posted on August 4, 2016 in Coping with GriefEventually, a person is likely to deal with loss. A person reading this, on the Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care blog, is presumably even more likely. Dealing with loss is simply a part of life. It can be confusing, scary and lonely. Experiencing those feelings is experiencing grief.