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

Survivor’s Guilt? In short, this was all my fault – Still Standing Magazine — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

The utter heartbreak of delivering a stillborn, a baby who is premature-IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!!  When a baby does not make it to fruition, it is in the cards that it be so. One born with complications...think about it. I had two miscarriages and I get it. I delivered one at home so I… Continue reading Survivor’s Guilt? In short, this was all my fault – Still Standing Magazine — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do | HuffPost — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

A wonderful resource and a well written article about grief and grieving... Source: How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do | HuffPost via How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do | HuffPost — Loss, Grief, Bereavement… Continue reading How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do | HuffPost — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

Emotional Intelligence and Preventive Mental Health Care

by Victoria Brewster, MSW I read the following article (http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/12/society-honor-dead-children.html) and the first thing that came to my mind is that the events of Friday and all the other events that have occurred in the world where someone who was angry and full of hate either attacked and injured or murdered innocent people is not… Continue reading Emotional Intelligence and Preventive Mental Health Care

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

What is Best for the Client/Patient?

by Victoria Brewster, MSW So, the holidays are only a few weeks away…. now is a time to think what does a client need? How can we best assist them? Personally, as the holidays are only a few weeks way, I find older clients need more, are sicker or are dying. Is it the time… Continue reading What is Best for the Client/Patient?

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Who is Your Imaginary Audience?

by Victoria Brewster, MSW We all have our own imaginary audience who judges us, offers us support, inspires us and criticizes us. This imaginary audience is our own internal dialogue and where would we be without it? We are our own committee. All of us at some point ask ourselves questions or make internal statements… Continue reading Who is Your Imaginary Audience?

End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement

Professional vs. Employer Values on Death/Dying and Grief/Grieving

by Victoria Brewster, MSW I am currently reading a book titled, Comfort by Ann Hood. Yes, I read a lot and as this is an area of interest for me….. this book is about a mother who loses her daughter to a virulent version of strep at age 5. The little girl goes into the… Continue reading Professional vs. Employer Values on Death/Dying and Grief/Grieving

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Poetry and How it Can be Used in Social Work

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Poetry---- a form of creativity, but it serves another purpose as well. Poetry, like music, is an outlet for feelings and emotions. It is a way to get a point across in a very creative way. I would like to share some poetry that has had an influence on me both… Continue reading Poetry and How it Can be Used in Social Work