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

Grief and Suicide

Listed below are many links to blogs and websites that focus on, discuss or provide information about suicide and grief. Grief and bereavement are normal and one's emotional response to death. Whether it was known the person was dying or not ahead of time does not change the reaction. The emotions might change, the thought… Continue reading Grief and Suicide

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

Shared via Sacred Dying – Palliative Care Is About the Life That’s Left, Not the End of Life (Transcript) — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

What a great and informative article that discusses the difference between hospice and palliative care. Ther terms are not interchangeable, but many people use them that way. "In palliative care, we are not about end of life; we are about the life that you have left."- The all important quote from the article that further… Continue reading Shared via Sacred Dying – Palliative Care Is About the Life That’s Left, Not the End of Life (Transcript) — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

Help Those You Love When They Grieve | HuffPost — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Grief Support-What is this and how does one do it? Truth is, most of us aren’t very good at grief support, because we’ve never been taught. This can change.....you want to say the right thing. You want to offer as much support as possible....   Source: Help Those You Love When They Grieve | HuffPost via Help… Continue reading Help Those You Love When They Grieve | HuffPost — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

When the greatest of tragedies strikes, how do you keep going?

That is a very difficult question; Do you know the answer? I do not...because the answer will be different for each person. What is a tragedy? Job loss, homelessness, fire, car accident, tropical storm, ice storm, a pet dying, a family member dying, abuse-whether physical, mental, emotional, sexual or financial...the list goes on and on.… Continue reading When the greatest of tragedies strikes, how do you keep going?

End-of-Life

End-of-Life Discussion Group for Professionals on LinkedIn

A colleague of mine is an author and has written a book regarding her father’s death. She receives many requests and suggestions regarding the need for a professional ‘support’ group or a place where dialogue can occur among professionals. This is why I have created the End-of-Life Discussion Group for Professionals. It is a group… Continue reading End-of-Life Discussion Group for Professionals on LinkedIn

Aging/Gerontology, Health Conditions/Diseases

See Me NOT my Disease Campaign…..

http://www.newswire.ca/fr/story/1094597/alzheimer-society-campaign-tackles-stigma-of-dementia An educational campaign on what Dementia is. It is not contagious, it is not a reason to stop being friends with one diagnosed with Dementia-learn the symptoms.....

Healthcare, News

Patients and Social Media

The benefits to social media are numerous to count. As a patient, the benefits are support from others, news and developments in health and possible online interaction with your healthcare providers, hospital or clinic. Read this and give me your feedback. http://healthydebate.ca/opinions/3-reasons-why-patients-should-consider-using-social-media