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.
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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.
Posted on August 3, 2016 in Coping with GriefToday, nearly everyone is on Facebook — our children, parents and even some of our grandparents. Here’s an interesting statistic about the popular social media platform: With over one billion users, approximately 10 thousand of them pass away every day. Over its first eight years, over 30 million Facebook users have passed away. In another 100 years, that number will increase to 500 million.
Posted on May 7, 2016 in Coping with GriefEvery May, many people face Mother’s Day having a deceased mom. The day can be difficult for some people. Sharing messages and stories can help change this holiday from a time of grieving to one of warm remembrance.
Posted on March 14, 2016 in Coping with GriefWhen many of us think of a home funeral, we picture the traditional Irish Wake where the deceased is laid out in a room in their home, and family gathers to celebrate their life. In the U.S., this old tradition of home funerals is regaining popularity.
Posted on February 28, 2016 in Coping with GriefLast month, a few of us gathered around here at Crossroads Hospice and discussed television. We didn’t discuss our favorite episode of House Hunters; we discussed the all too real lessons about death and dying we’ve learned through television.