Education, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Teen suicides eclipse homicides, and smartphone use could play a role – Business Insider — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

This article worries me. As a mom with a teenager, I am super involved in my kids lives, show interest, ask questions, encourage their friends to come over and limit the electronic use.

I insist on eating dinner together as much as possible, family movie night, and time alone with each of my kids.

Conversations are meant to occur in person or on the phone vs. through text, social media, etc.

Social media has opened alot of doors for people across the world, but for me it is to the purpose of sharing information, collaborating, resource information-professional reasons.

Be involved with your kids lives. Spend time with them, ask questions…

 

Source: Teen suicides eclipse homicides, and smartphone use could play a role – Business Insider

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End-of-Life, Healthcare, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Life, Love…

{“Jack Davies hasn’t planned his funeral but he knows how he wants to die. When the time comes – and soon – the 53-year-old says he will succumb to the terminal cancer ravaging his organs.  He doesn’t want resuscitation or medical intervention to prolong life. He doesn’t want to be rushed to Nambour General Hospital. He just wants to lay quietly in bed, at home in Tewantin, with wife Ange by his side, singing softly into his ear which doctors say will be the last sense to go. “I know I’m going to die,” whispers Jack in a weak and breathy voice, as he sits pale and tired on his favourite couch in a dark, curtained lounge room. “I’m just happy I’ll die at home.”}

Given the choice, many would also choose this option; to die at home surrounded by those that we love and are important to us. Most do not want to be in a hopsital in an uncomfortable bed, surrounded by medical staff, listening to machines and being attached to tubes. I don’t.

Others may choose the medical environment as they do not want their loved ones to witness ‘their’ slowly deterioration and eventual death.

What would you choose if you had the choice? Home or hospital?

 

Source: Life, Love

https://www.backstorynewsmag.com/single-post/2017/01/24/Life-Love-Dying

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End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

We’ve Got The Five Stages Of Grief Wrong | HuffPost UK — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

The five stages of grief. We all think that when grieving we must go through these five stages, but in reality, grief is different for everyone. Some of us might ‘skip’ certain stages as we do not feel those emotions or we just do not go through them. We might spend more time in one stage than another.

Read this article…

Source: We’ve Got The Five Stages Of Grief Wrong | HuffPost UK

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Education, End-of-Life, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Dying2Learn, Free Massive Open Online Course about Death and Dying…

An educational opportunity to look into if you are interested in learning more about death and dying. As a professional, one can never over learn. Free online courses are a wonderful opportunity to learn about a topic you know little about, to increase your professional skills, to ‘update your toolkit.’

Take a look!

 

Over the past two years, CareSearch has hosted Dying2Learn, a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about death and dying. We created the course hoping we could provide a community platform for open social discussion and connection on death, dying and palliative care – something that at times can be hard to strike up a […]

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Career/Job Advice, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Be Nice, Be Kind…Pay it Forward

You may have big plans on where you see yourself in 2, 5 or 20 years from now. Conversely, you might not have a clue where life will take you; you have no idea what you’ll be doing in 3 weeks let alone years into your future. No matter what might be ahead in your […]

via Be Nice — Employment Counselling with Kelly Mitchell

Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

How to Survive Grief, Come Out the Other Side and Enjoy Life Again — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

This is a very powerful read and proves that death can knock on the door at any moment….a healthy man dies suddenly and with no warning.

The family is left in shock and begins planning a funeral, but also a celebration of their husband/father/grandfather’s life.

Mourning and grief are next and grief has no timeline…

 

Six years on, author Elizabeth Postle, explains how she survived the grief of losing her husband and soulmate of 54 years. Source: How to Survive Grief, Come Out the Other Side and Enjoy Life Again

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