“Disenfranchised grief” is a term coined by Kenneth Doka in the 1980s. It refers to a loss that the griever feels unable to fully mourn because of societal views about
#TBT to June 24, 2015
Someone you know is grieving. Perhaps it is a friend, a colleague, a family member, a spouse. Offering support to someone who has had a loss
Research indicates that grief and loss can have a significant impact on sleep. Sleep is disrupted in many ways: in the struggle to fall asleep, poor sleep quality, and difficulty
In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) declared opioid-induced deaths as a national epidemic.
91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
Drug overdose is now the leading cause of
It was an exciting game. The Dean E. Smith Center was a sea of Carolina blue and the men’s basketball team didn’t disappoint. Together with more than 20,000 other fans
Grief it brings need the naked freeze caught in the frost
Numb unbearable thoughts your inner need fire not lost
–Tori Amos – Reindeer King (Native Invader, 2017)
I lost my
None of us wanted to go. It was approximately six months after our wives had died, and we were all still stunned. We were ripe with grief; shocked; stunned
Things tend to slow down in the winter. The holiday bustle wraps up in a flurry and in settles the cold, quiet calm of winter. In grief, the season can
This post originally appeared November 25, 2015 but its content is still relevant today.
The change of seasons is upon us as the days cool and nights become longer. If the
Did you know that if you’re under hospice care, you might be approved for Social Security disability benefits in as little as two weeks? The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers