Grief Counseling


Grief counselors aid students at 8-year-old victim's school May 03, 2014 4:45 AM CDT By Brent Solomon

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A shocked South Richmond community is coming together to mourn the loss of a little boy whose life was cut short while defending his own sister. At Redd Elementary Friday, crisis counselors were on hand as students learned about the death of their classmate, 8-year-old Marty Cobb.



Blog: Lessons I Learned From Grief Counseling
Karen Sewell
05/02/2014 5:49 pm EST 

It has been nearly four years since Sean died and there are many of facets of our time together that replay in my mind almost constantly. My experience with grief counseling is one part of his death, though, that hasn't left me either.

When he died, I knew that I would need help. I was expecting twins -- my first children, and here I was, suddenly all alone. How could I bring these children into the world where I would be expected to love and care for them when I couldn't feel myself anymore? I knew I had to pick myself back up, despite my immense desire to do the opposite, if not for me, but for them.

I found a mental health care provider through my insurance plan and set up an initial appointment...



New group in Greater Memphis aims to help other teens with grief By Lela Garlington Posted May 4, 2014 at 9:55 p.m.


After her mother died two years ago, Hannah Kirkland gradually found hope and healing with other kids her age and with counselors at Camp Good Grief.

She still misses her mom, Margaret Kirkland, and still writes her letters. And now, Hannah, 13, and others are paying it forward to others who are facing similar losses.

The former Camp Good Grief campers spent a recent Saturday planting ornamental grass, pansies and ivy for patients at Baptist Trinity Hospice House and for the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief. The secluded adjoining buildings are tucked behind Baptist Collierville Hospital, away from the traffic along Poplar.

By planting flowers for hospice patients and their families or by being a junior counselor at the next Camp Good Grief, Hannah said, “It helps us by helping them.”...



Play Therapy

Gnash's Clubhouse opens doors to play therapy

Vicky Travis, vtravis@tennessean.com 5:33 p.m. CST May 1, 2014


FRANKLIN, TN – Predators mascot Gnash made himself right at home at a new playhouse named for him at High Hopes Development Center in Franklin Thursday.A $10,000 grant from the Predators Foundation last year made building Gnash's Clubhouse at High Hopes possible. The clubhouse is nestled in one of High Hopes' therapy rooms in its new building and made specifically for therapy with slides, stairs, pulleys and more...


Is Play Therapy Right for Your Child?

WDSU New Orleans-by Sula Kim-Apr 29, 2014

It's so fun and so natural, you may not think of it as being a form of counseling.

But, play Therapy has proven to be effective for many young children who are coping with psychological, behavioral or developmental issues...


Puppy Love: Health Services welcomes new therapy dog
By Melissa Proulx The New Hampshire Staff Writer Tuesday, May 6, 2014
With a name like Hamilton, there’s little room left for doubt that the big white Great Dane mix you might have seen wandering around campus belongs here. Health Services’ new therapy dog has been making his rounds through campus by visiting students in dorms and academic buildings, a welcomed stress reliever during the whirlwind that is finals. “For the past few weeks, he’s been here just on a trial basis,” said Maria Caplan, a nutrition educator for Health Services and Hamilton’s owner. “But we can really see just how much this can help students with Health Services’ mission.” The two started off by just coming to campus on Mondays this past April but have recently made the upgrade to coming by Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays... “He just turned 4 in April,” Caplan said. “This year on his birthday, he actually made his debut on campus.” The [most desirable] elephant in the room, Hamilton, who is a little over 5 feet tall when he jumps up to give you a hug, has also been helping out with other Health Services programs.

Mental Health In The News


Talk Therapy

Hypnosis with cognitive behavioral therapy may benefit breast cancer patients

By Jessica Firger - CBS News

May 2, 2014, 5:19 PM


Breast cancer takes a huge toll on a woman's emotional and
psychological health.  The uncertainty of a diagnosis and punishing
rounds of chemotherapy and radiation often result in chronic fatigue and
anxiety...
                   


'Survivor to Thriver' highlights mental health services, talking therapy

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:37 pm

By Kelsey M. Boudin, Olean Times Herald



Opinion: Talk therapy another option for common mental health problems Drugs are not a panacea for all the mental maladies that plague us  By Ingrid Sochting, Dan Bilsker and Susan Mackey-Jamieson, Special to the Vancouver Sun April 8, 2014

Recent stories in The Vancouver Sun have highlighted escalating rates of antidepressant medication consumption in B.C. Why are we delivering more antidepressants to Canadians while overlooking tried-and-true talk therapy used in many other Western countries? The common mental health conditions, depression and anxiety, affect a high proportion of Canadians. At some time in their lives, 16 per cent of North Americans experience clinical depression, while 28 per cent will suffer from an anxiety disorder...

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