What to Say and Not Say to Someone Grieving a Suicide

What to Say (and Not to Say) to Someone Grieving a Suicide

It can be hard to know what to say to a person in the thicket of grief; when someone is grieving a loved one’s suicide, the right words — any words, even — can feel all the more elusive and fraught. Suicide can leave survivors racked with anger, … [Continue reading]

Grieving? A Twist on Social Media and Using It to Your Benefit

Social media taught me how to grieve on Mother’s Day

Social media taught me how to grieve on Mother’s Day My mother was killed in a car accident when I was in middle school. For those of us who have lost our mother figures or have strained relationships with them, social media on Mother's Day is a … [Continue reading]

Grief Counselor Offers Support Tips to Deal with Tragedy

Grief counselor provides support tips after tragic death

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Licensed professional counselor Paula Davis said she understands what it means to lose a child tragically. “My daughter’s been deceased for 15 years and I still have moments where I don’t want to leave and I don’t want to do … [Continue reading]

Grieving? How to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One in a Healthy Way

How to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One in a Healthy Way

Are you currently dealing with the death of a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a close friend, or another loved one? The pain that comes along with the loss of a loved one can be too much to take for some people. It can take weeks, months, and, in … [Continue reading]

How do I pay for Hospice Care?

How do I pay for hospice care? Answers to 6 common questions

Answers to 6 common questions about Hospice Care Paying for hospice care shouldn’t be a financial burden. And, in most cases, it doesn’t have to be. Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances, making it affordable for … [Continue reading]

Examining fathers’ grief after miscarriage

Examining fathers’ grief after miscarriage

Fathers’ grief after a miscarriage is often overlooked. A trio of doctoral counseling students in the William & Mary School of Education set out to rectify that, and published the results of their interviews with fathers in a 2018 issue of The … [Continue reading]

Robin Williams’ daughter helps Luke Perry’s daughter deal with online bullies

Robin Williams' daughter helps Luke Perry's daughter deal with online bullies

Luke Perry’s daughter is getting support from someone who knows exactly what she is going through. Earlier this month, Sophie Perry , 18, lashed out on Instagram at people who criticized the way she was mourning the death of her father . "So to those … [Continue reading]

What to Do After The One You Cared for Dies

Diagnosis Rare Disease

by Denise Crompton, author of "Diagnosis: Rare Disease" The care of a loved one with a debilitating condition often falls to their mother, but fathers, siblings or spouses also may take on that role. Even if there is additional help available, the … [Continue reading]

I was left a 30-year-old widower – here is how I survived

Opinion: A shock diagnosis left me a 30-year-old widower - here is how I survived

Dealing with Death of a Spouse at a Young Age THERE WERE ONLY three weeks from cancer diagnosis to death. When you’re 30, you never think something like this will happen to you. This isn’t how it’s meant to be. We had so many plans – things we … [Continue reading]

How to Deal with Teenage Grief

Understanding Teenage Grief

So grief is like this: There is a box with a ball in it and a pain button. In the beginning, the ball is huge. You can't move the box without the ball hitting the pain button. It rattles around on its own in there and hits the button over and … [Continue reading]

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