Task Three: Adjusting

We have reached week three of our series on Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning. This week we are talking about the third task which is to adjust to an environment where the deceased is missing. This task focuses on working on finding a new normal without our loved one with us. If you have notContinue reading “Task Three: Adjusting”

Back to School: A Guardian’s Guide to Helping a Grieving Child

As I discussed in my last blog post, my dad died on the fourth day of fourth grade.  I took days four through nine off from school and Monday I was expected to go back. “What? My dad just died. I’m not leaving my mom for 7 hours a day to just go to school.Continue reading “Back to School: A Guardian’s Guide to Helping a Grieving Child”

Halfway Through the Year

On Monday we reached our honorary halfway through the year mark.  On July 1 each year I tend to evaluate where I am in that year’s word and make an evaluation of what needs to happen the last six months of the year to reach my goals.  It is a tradition at the start ofContinue reading “Halfway Through the Year”

The Importance of Help

It has always been in the forefront of my mind that there are many people that know they require mental health care, but are not sure where to go.  This hit home for some in my circle this week.  My friends suffered a loss that could have potentially been prevented if their friend had beenContinue reading “The Importance of Help”

Grief and Mental Health

To go along with my last post about mental health, I thought I would also talk about how our grief interferes with our mental health.  As it is not an actual DSM diagnosis, people pass off grief as just a short term thing that does not affect our mental state for that long. But untilContinue reading “Grief and Mental Health”

May: Mental Health Awareness

I did not want May to end without talking about Mental Health Awareness month.  May is set aside for mental health, for advocacy, for awareness, and for helping people see that taking care of your mental health is ok.  Not only is it ok, it is required of us to take care of our mentalContinue reading “May: Mental Health Awareness”