Professionals Write on Grief
It is hard to fathom the magnitude of loss and grief currently being experienced in Asia. The deaths of over 100,000 people and the destruction of countless lives, homes, businesses, and towns are beyond the scope of most of our life time experiences. Loss on such a scale brings us a choice. After our initial reaction of shock and sadness we can look away and think that others will take care of the problem. Or we can follow our first instinct of wanting to do something and make even a small contribution to helping those who have been devastated. While making a financial contribution may not be as personally fulfilling as other types of helping, at this time financial contributions are the most needed. Although our grief may be different in origin from those in Asia, the human experience of grief is universal. May we begin 2005 in the spirit of reaching out beyond ourselves to help those who struggle with tragedy and loss.
Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D.
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- NEW! The Gay Widower: 'Married' on Facebook and in My Heart, by Daniel Cano, M.S.
- NEW! The Gay Widower, by Daniel Cano, M.S.
- Homeless Experience & Grief, by Chandra L Stone, M.S. ED., NCC
- Day of love brings grief to the surface for some, by Naomi Carniol
- Coming To Your Senses, Again and Again!, by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
- Life Writing, One Facet of Living an Enchanted Life, by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
- Meaning in Life... Take control and enjoy!, by Edward B. Toupin
- Help for the Holidays: Ideas for the Bereaved, by Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D.
- Depression: Signs and Symptoms, exerpted from NIH Publication No. 02-3561
- Rebuilding Oneself ... the Universe's Basic Training, by Edward B. Toupin, Life Coach
- Preparing for the End ... Suicidal Thoughts and Planning, by Edward B. Toupin, Life Coach
- Growing a Strong Marriage After The Loss of a Child, by Margaret Brownley
- The Grieving Body: Learning to Let Go and Live Life, by Marvin H. Berman, Ph.D.
- Prevent The Negative Health Impacts of Grief, by Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D.
- Valentine's Day Blues and Other Colors, by Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D.
- Gay Grief and Gay Widowers, by Michael Shernoff, MSW
- Gay Marriage and Gay Widowhood, by Michael Shernoff, MSW
- Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts, by National Institute of Mental Health
- Gay Widowers: Grieving in Relation to Trauma and Social Supports, by Michael Shernoff, MSW
- Why We Grieve Differently, by Jinny Tesik, M.A.
- Traumatic Stress Reactions- What They Are and What to Do About Them, by Laura Slap-Shelton, Psy.D.
- Fixing a Hole: Grieving With Other Men, by Tom Golden, LCSW
- Connecting to Grief: Men's Paths to Healing, by Tom Golden, LCSW
- The Other Side of Life: Understanding Mortality, by Dr. Stephen Larsen
- Finding Light in the Darkness: Grieving Through The Holidays, by Laura Slap-Shelton
- The Phases and Tasks of Grief Work, by Laura Slap-Shelton
- Loss in the Season of Giving, by Laura Slap-Shelton
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