For Professionals

06

Jan'16

Ongoing Relationships With Those who Have Died

I cling to scraps of my mother.  I’ll take anything I can get. I’ve extracted all that I can from my …

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01

Dec'15

Everything You Wish You Didn’t Need To Know About Holiday Grief

We all wish we weren’t members of this terrible club where socks bring you to tears at Target, where you …

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02

Nov'15

Understanding Survivor Guilt

Guilt.  We have talked about it from a lot of different angles around here.  We have talked about the shoulda, …

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18

Aug'15

Grieving the Death of a Sibling

The other day I asked our Facebook community to suggest resources for people who’ve experienced the death of a sibling. …

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15

Jul'15

When Bereavement Leave Runs Out: Going Back To Work After A Death

Here at WYG topics seem to come up in waves.  We see trends in comments on the blog, social media, …

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22

Jun'15

Support for Grieving Children: Grief Centers and the National Alliance for Grieving Children

Oh man, you should have seen us the other day, heavy bags slung over our shoulders dragging oversized and awkwardly …

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27

May'15

Grief and Psychological Disorder: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model

Sometimes grief can cause such extreme distress that it becomes unclear to the person what they are really dealing with. …

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12

May'15

Grief and Gender: Intuitive and Instrumental Grief

We are usually pretty hesitant to even hint at categorizing, labeling or classifying grief. There are so many different grief …

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14

Apr'15

The State of Good Grief Support: Impressions from the ADEC annual conference

This past week, in a Grand Hyatt a quarter of a mile from San Antonio’s River Walk, hundreds of professionals …

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07

Apr'15

Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss: a guide for parents and caregivers

Back in August of 2014, when millions of people collectively gasped and grieved the tragic and unexpected death of Robin …

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26

Mar'15

Grief Support Groups: Positives and Pitfalls

The suggestion to “check out a grief support group” seems to be indiscriminately offered to people after the death of a loved one. …

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17

Mar'15

The Role of the Acute Stress Response in Grief

I want you to think about the worst moment of your life.  When was it?   What was happening?  Personally, …

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