Iowa Mom who lost son in Afghanistan is making masks to fight coronavirus spread

Iowa mom who lost son in Afghanistan copes by making masks to fight coronavirus spread

Helping Others Through Your Grief The grief creeps up on Susie Ristau in the quiet moments. And the quiet moments in her Cascade home come more often during the coronavirus pandemic. Ristau was leading homeschooling for her four grandchildren … [Continue reading]

Shaq’s Reaction on Kobe Bryant’s Death Shows How Important Confronting Grief Is

Shaq's Reaction on Kobe Bryant's Death Shows How Important Confronting Grief Is

Kobe Bryant's recent death was a huge shock to the entire world. The elite basketball star, his daughter, and seven others were killed in a fatal helicopter crash just over one month ago. While their deaths have led to some safety improvements - … [Continue reading]

Fishing With My Dad

The Importance of Fishing With My Dad

I’m sharing this because a couple of months ago, my dad shared an article with me that really helped me put the feelings I experienced after my Grandpa passed away, and the coping mechanisms I fudged together by myself when dealing with the loss of … [Continue reading]

A ‘Family’ Bonded By Loss

A Year After Ethiopian Crash, A New 'Family' Bonded By Loss

A Year After the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines Crash It is an unlikely friendship that grew out of grief and has become a source of support and activism in the aftermath of the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash one year ago. Nadia … [Continue reading]

New Equine therapy program helps grieving children

New equine therapy program helps children grieving the loss of a loved one

“If you’re going through something traumatic, if you’ve been through something that’s traumatic, it can tap into those feelings of grief and trauma and provide a soothing therapeutic outlet,” says Roberts. “Grieving is unique to everybody we all … [Continue reading]

Joining a Fitness Community Helped Me During a Difficult Time

Joining a Fitness Community Helped Me During a Difficult Time

In the spring of 2016, I was lost in a season of grief. The previous year, I lost my grandparents unexpectedly, one right after the other. I had just finished months of grief counseling and knew I had a tough road ahead. Most days, I found myself … [Continue reading]

A Photographer Has Spent 20 Years Documenting Stillbirths

A Photographer Has Spent 20 Years Documenting Stillbirths

Stillbirth affects about one in 100 pregnancies in the United States, which means that about 24,000 babies are stillborn in the U.S. every year. The cause is often unknown. Hochberg has photographed 500 or 600 families, including those whose infant … [Continue reading]

Grief Café to help those struggling with loss

New Bradford Grief Café to help those dealing with loss

“The Grief Café is an opportunity for anyone struggling with loss in their life, loss and sadness and bereavement,” said organizer Cynthia Breadner. The first session will be on Feb. 23, and Breadner said she is planning on running them twice a … [Continue reading]

Can Snapchat ‘Hear for you’ help troubled teens?

Can new Snapchat features help troubled teens?

Snapchat has announced a new feature called “Here For You” that promises to “provide proactive in-app support to Snapchatters who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis”. The popular youth-oriented app is the latest to join a wave of … [Continue reading]

Understanding Grief

by Rich Nilsen "Grief only comes in one size, extra large." -- Dennis Manning If grief can be summed up in a nutshell, it is how we feel now that an important person is no longer in our life. In essence, we hurt and feel sorry for ourselves. Our … [Continue reading]

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