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Grief and Loss
Taking Care of Yourself Over Holidays After a Loss

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

After the death of a loved one, various holidays are difficult, especially Christmas. Here are specific ideas for...

Grieving Another Divorce

A "Dear Rosa" question and answer expressing the anger and hurt one can feel during a divorce in the face...

Words When It Matters

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Our hearts go out to those who have just experienced loss. What can we say to them? This article explains the...

Making Your Way Through Transition

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article describes the challenges we face when going through difficult life changes. It also gives a way of...

Coping With Holiday Grief

Compiled by Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Adapted from "Ten Ways To Cope With Holiday Grief" by L.B. Schultz, this handout provides information that...

Things To Remember When Grieving

Compiled by Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Following guidelines originally written in "How To Grieve" by KAIROS, these steps help the grief stricken...

Understanding Grief When A Child Dies

Compiled by Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Reprinted in part from "Compassionate Friends", Copyright 1980, the death of a child has unique stresses...

Chronic Disease: A Life Altering Condition

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Each year many people are diagnosed with having a chronic disease. This article discusses some of the common grief...

This is Your Life: Adolescents Leaving Home

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article addresses launching as a transition in family life, and ways one can prepare for it.

Gifts of the Heart: Ideas for Giving at Christmas

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article addresses how families can be creative about giving during times of economic shortages.

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