Category: Resilience

Coping with conflicting emotions and grief after a suicide

Shock.  Disbelief.  Numbness.  Anguish.  Despair.  Loneliness.  Abandonment.  Grief.  Anger.  Guilt.  Emptiness.  Helplessness.  Devastation.
These are only a few of the intense emotions often experienced after a loved one, friend, colleague, or anyone you admire is lost through suicide.
You are not alone in experiencing a range of potentially conflicting emotions.  They may come and go in waves …[Read More]

Suicide facts and stats tell us what it is, but not why it happens

Here are the demographic statistics for suicide: a 63-year-old white man living in the western United States exists is at highest risk.  Men kill themselves about four times as frequently as women. Of those who died by suicide in 2011, 78.5 percent were men and 21.5 percent were women.
These numbers do not tell us the …[Read More]

Trying to understand Robin Williams’ death and how to stop suicide

The world is reeling in shock from the death of Robin Williams. He was an amazing man–an icon. His popularity spanned generations. He had it all…talent, fame, money, a family and friends. Yes, he had it all…even depression and addictions.
The world is in mourning together. So many of us feel the sadness; as if the …[Read More]

10 ways summer camp helps kids learn resilience

It is hard to believe–especially since it seems like winter only just left us behind–that summer is quickly approaching. And during this time when school is out of session, many families are looking at summer camps for their kids.
What makes summer camp so good for most kids? There are so many activities parents can do …[Read More]