The loss of a patient in their end-stage of life is not only tough on friends and family of the person—it can also be hard on a caregiver. As such, dealing with grief is an issue that some home health agencies are making a priority for their caregivers.
Mental illness, looks like unmade beds, unwashed hair, personal hygiene that somehow gets lost in time… The energy and the will to have a shower, to brush your teeth, to eat something, has long but faded to the back of your thoughts. Read more…
Nova Scotians who make their living at sea say more robust and immediate mental health support is needed for communities when a fisherman is lost to the crashing waves of the North Atlantic. Read more…
Abraham Lincoln on Living with Loss: His Magnificent Letter of Consolation to a Grief-stricken Young Woman
On trusting that time will transmute the unbearable pain of grief into “a sad sweet feeling in your heart.”
Despite good intentions and a desire to ease suffering, civilian therapists working with combat veterans face several challenges.
University of Texas officials have increased counseling services for students after the body of a woman was found Tuesday morning in a creek on campus.
Coomarasamy agrees that lack of support is a serious problem and that women who have an early miscarriage, and their partners, may need just as much help as those who have lost an older baby to stillbirth. “Whether it was this size baby or that size baby is irrelevant, and the psychological impact is not Read more
“When you come to one of the many moments in life where you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world…”
Regardless of ethnicity, however, the researchers found that access to high-quality end-of-life care is often hampered by lack of financial means, poor communication with health providers, cultural mores and family conflicts.
In a set of studies that will be published in the academic journals Death Studies and Transcultural Psychiatry, we reviewed all the scientific literature on grief and loss published between 1998-2014 that included African Americans. We were interested in exploring what research exists on African Americans and grief and if these studies included the participant’s Read more
Employers Must Be More Empathetic With Families Grieving Stillbirths and Miscarriages, Baylor Researcher Says
With the rate of stillbirths now topping that of infants who die before their first birthdays, employers and society must become more empathetic to families grieving the death of a baby through stillbirth or miscarriage, says a Baylor University researcher who helped form Cradled, a Waco-based nonprofit serving bereaved families.
With extraordinary emotional elegance, Rosen welcomes the layers of grief, each unmasking a different shade of sadness — sadness that sneaks up on you mid-stride in the street; sadness that lurks as a backdrop to the happiest of moments; sadness that wraps around you like a shawl you don’t take off even in the shower.
The death of someone beloved often brings deep sadness. Usually, however, the intense grief of early mourning begins to ebb as months pass, and people alternate between continuing sorrow and a growing ability to rediscover life’s pleasures.
When hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005 most residents evacuated safely. But thousands lost homes, careers, and the lives they had known. Since then, many seem to have recovered emotionally from the trauma. But some have not.
With 39 straight-forward questions and an easily intelligible rating system, the “Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder Checklist — Youth Version” is the first assessment tool of its kind.
In recent weeks, Sandberg, 45, has made clear that leaning in is still crucial, but she has focused on spreading a new, broader message: one of resilience, empathy and gratitude in the face of personal turmoil.
Medicare’s hospice benefit covers services not only for a terminally ill beneficiary. Family caregivers also can receive grief and loss counseling for up to a year following the beneficiary’s death. However, a recent study found that hospice services had only a modest impact on symptoms of depression in surviving spouses.
Hospice care may help a surviving spouse better cope with depression following the death of a loved one, a new study reports.
The California Medical Association has become the first state medical association in the nation to drop opposition to what has long been known as “physician-assisted suicide,” it said, acknowledging a shift in doctor and patient attitudes about end-of-life and aid-in-dying options.
Misconceptions about miscarriages are common, and those mistaken beliefs can make the experience even more painful for those who suffer through it, a new survey reveals.
Our friend and colleague Stacie Bables passed away on Sunday, April 5th, after a long fight with ovarian cancer. Stacie, who joined the foundation in 2006 as assistant director of finance and operations, always called us her “Hogg family,” and the feeling was entirely mutual.
Consolation for Life’s Darkest Hours: 7 Unusual and Wonderful Books that Help Children Grieve and Make Sense of Death
From Japanese pop-up magic to Scandinavian storytelling to Maurice Sendak, a gentle primer on the messiness of mourning and the many faces and phases of grief.
It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me. I have to live in the richest, deepest, most productive way I can.
The complex relationship between Tom and Joyce Stay and Karla and Ronald Haskell Sr. illustrates the mystery of the grieving process, which often has no clear rules to follow.
It’s been more than four months since my sister took her own life, and I still haven’t spoken with my 12-year-old daughter about it.
While most of us imagine grief should be temporary, our optimism about the transience of loss is not supported by the facts.