Sibling Suicide Survivors: The "Forgotten Mourners"

Sibling Suicide Survivors: The "Forgotten Mourners"

The sense of isolation siblings experience is exacerbated to varying degrees by the social stigma around suicide, which makes discussing the death with people outside the family very challenging. During research interviews, many sibling suicide survivors spoke of experiencing a profound shift in perspective over time.

How a Clever Killer Was Caught

How a Clever Killer Was Caught

Most glaring was the alleged suicide note in Whitworth’s hand, which included an odd reference to not blaming “the guy I was with last night.” The police clearly need better training in suicidology. On a more positive note, police are now investigating 58 cases involving an overdose of GHB.

When Your Child Experiences Anxiety

When Your Child Experiences Anxiety

Be sure to find a mental health provider who has significant experience with anxious youth, who has training in evidence-based therapies in anxiety for children and adolescents, and who you and your child feel comfortable talking with during your first session.

What We Know About Near Death Experiences

What We Know About Near Death Experiences

If those who have had a pleasant NDE find it hard to share their experience, then people are even less likely to report a distressing one for fear of what they think it says about them or that others might judge them negatively.

Roald Dahl's heartbreaking letter on daughter's measles death resonates amid Washington outbreak

Roald Dahl's heartbreaking letter on daughter's measles death resonates amid Washington outbreak

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Roald Dahl's heartbreaking letter on daughter's measles death resonates amid Washington outbreak The author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" said parents who refuse the measles vaccine are putting their children's lives at risk.

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial

Antivaxxers and the Plague of Science Denial

In 2014, Brendan Nyhan and colleagues published a study in which anti-vaccination attitudes among parents were countered by refuting claims about a vaccine-autism link and highlighting the dangers of not vaccinating by presenting information about the diseases the vaccines prevent, showing images of infected children, and providing a narrative about a mother hospitalizing her son with measles.

Does Twitter Contribute to Suicide?

Does Twitter Contribute to Suicide?

The second wave of tweets regarding Avicii’s passing came after his family announced that the death was a suicide on April 26, 2018. The researchers suggest that the Twitter API may be used to monitor harmful messages stemming from celebrity suicide disseminated by news organizations on social media.

Should Parents “Move On” After Their Baby Dies?

Should Parents “Move On” After Their Baby Dies?

Before the 1900’s, when birth and death typically happened at home, parents were able to spend time with their baby, taking care of the body until interment.

Mum shares chilling post just hours before her mysterious death

Mum shares chilling post just hours before her mysterious death

Shine bright like the diamond you were." Another said: "This is just a nightmare, I’m so devastated for her and all her family and friends." Alli was a model and single mum of four young children.

Morgan Miller shares adorable pic of new son Easton: 'Our little light'

Morgan Miller shares adorable pic of new son Easton: 'Our little light'

Bode and Morgan Miller's newest addition has brought their family so much joy at a time when they need it most. Over the weekend, Morgan, who gave birth to their baby son, Easton Vaughn Rek Miller, on Oct. 5, took to Instagram to officially introduce the 4-month-old to the world.

Do Animals Feel Grief?

Do Animals Feel Grief?

For simpler emotions such as happiness and fear, there are alternative explanations of behavior, such as that a dog only seems happy because of a reward mechanism, or that a cat only seems afraid because of threat reactions.

Carson Daly on sister's cross-country move after their parents died: 'We're all we have left'

Carson Daly on sister's cross-country move after their parents died: 'We're all we have left'

Carson Daly thanked his sister on air Wednesday for the selfless act that "literally saved [his] life." His sister, Quinn, 48, moved with her family from Palm Desert, California, to New York City so the family could be together after losing their parents.

XXXTentacion's Son Is Born 7 Months After His Death

XXXTentacion's Son Is Born 7 Months After His Death

Bernard revealed that her son was expecting his first child with Sanchez in an Instagram post in June, just three days after the “Sad!” MC was shot and killed in Florida at age 20 while he was shopping for motorcycles.

Love Island’s Malin Andersson’s Daughter Dies at 4 Weeks

Love Island’s Malin Andersson’s Daughter Dies at 4 Weeks

Malin Andersson ’s 4-week-old daughter, Consy, died on Tuesday, January 22. Andersson shared the tragic news one day after Consy’s death with a . A post shared by MALIN ANDERSSON (@missmalinsara) on Jan 23, 2019 at 12:28am PST “Completely in love with you..

An Overview of Separation Theory

An Overview of Separation Theory

The unfortunate consequence is that the same defenses that enabled us to survive the emotional pain of childhood and existential despair are not only maladaptive and limit our personal potential for living a full life, but they also inevitably lead to negative behaviors toward others, thereby perpetuating a cycle of destructiveness.

Psychological Reasons Why Batman Does Not Kill the Joker

Psychological Reasons Why Batman Does Not Kill the Joker

Source: Wikimedia Commons Why doesn't Batman kill the Joker? The other day on Twitter, I raised the question: What are the psychological reasons why Batman does not kill the Joker? Why do some people refuse to kill despite other violent actions they might take?

Melinda Gates annual letter will address U.S. maternal death rates

Melinda Gates annual letter will address U.S. maternal death rates

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Melinda Gates: U.S. maternal death rate is "incredibly disturbing" Melinda Gates previewed her annual letter, saying it's "incredibly disturbing" America has the worst maternal death rate of any developed country.

Why Do So Many Mothers Still Die in Childbirth?

Why Do So Many Mothers Still Die in Childbirth?

And just three days after my own life-threatening complications with childbirth, the state of New Jersey named January 23 Maternal Health Awareness day to draw attention to the number of women who die or nearly die every year giving birth.

There Must Be Something Wrong With Them

There Must Be Something Wrong With Them

If you know somebody who’s lost a family member to suicide, and you don’t want to treat them in ways that make them feel shamed or stigmatised, imagine instead that their loved one died of cancer or in a car crash, and try to act as you would in that scenario: Offer compassion, be present, and allow them to process the loss in whatever way makes sense to them.

7 things to know about the flu in kids, according to a pediatrician

7 things to know about the flu in kids, according to a pediatrician

While worry is normal, pediatrician Dr. Shilpa Patel of Rockleigh, New Jersey, shared what she wants parents to know and how to protect their children from flu. “You don’t have to have a fever with the flu,” said Patel.

Why Is It So Hard to Plan for the Future?

Why Is It So Hard to Plan for the Future?

Source: Adobe Stock Our feelings about death, separation, and nothingness may help us understand why human beings seem to have such difficulty looking at the future, planning for 20, 50, 200, 500 years down the road.

Mother of 4yo crushed by fireplace crowdfunding IVF

Mother of 4yo crushed by fireplace crowdfunding IVF

Image: Glen Minikin A grieving mum whose four-year-old daughter was crushed to death by a marble fireplace is crowdfunding for IVF treatment.

First-grader's answer to his teacher's riddle stuns class and Twitter

First-grader's answer to his teacher's riddle stuns class and Twitter

"This was a very typical first grade moment; guesses to riddles are always great, and often the 'wrong' answers are better than the correct ones," Turner told TODAY Parents." When the student said 'death,' there was a subdued silence that fell over the room."

Billie Lourd marks 2-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher's death in beautiful way

Billie Lourd marks 2-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher's death in beautiful way

"So I decided to do something a little vulnerable for me, but something we both loved to do together — sing." That text appeared alongside two videos that show the 26-year-old seated at a piano and breaking out into song — Jackson Browne's "These Days," first popularized by German singer Nico — in tribute to Fisher, who would have been 62 this year.

Céline Dion shares sweet family photo featuring her 3 sons for the holidays

Céline Dion shares sweet family photo featuring her 3 sons for the holidays

"Happy Holidays everyone!" Dion has become particularly close with her sons since the death of husband René Angélil at 73 from cancer nearly three years ago on Jan. 14, 2016.

A New Look at Links Between Isolation and Mortality Risk

A New Look at Links Between Isolation and Mortality Risk

The most highly isolated black respondents had an all-cause mortality risk more than double the rate of their well-connected peers, and in white men and women, the most isolated individuals had a 60 and 84 percent higher risk of death, respectively—though these differences between the black and white cohorts were not statistically significant.

Too Much Sleep May Bring Heart Disease, Death Risk

Too Much Sleep May Bring Heart Disease, Death Risk

The authors of the study published Dec. 5 in the European Heart Journal also found that daytime napping was associated with an increased risk of heart disease and death among those who slept more than six hours a night, but not among those who got less sleep.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Calls Himself ‘Mommy-Slash-Daddy’

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Calls Himself ‘Mommy-Slash-Daddy’

Sean "Diddy" Combs aka Puff Daddy performs onstage during the Puff Daddy and The Family Bad Boy Reunion Tour presented by Ciroc Vodka And Live Nation at Barclays Center on May 20, 2016 in New York City.

George H.W. Bush wrote a touching letter about the daughter he lost

George H.W. Bush wrote a touching letter about the daughter he lost

After George H.W. Bush's death, his presidential library released various audio recordings of some of the letters Bush wrote to his family over the years. Bush wrote the letter during the summer of 1958, four years after Robin's death.

Is There a Right to Grieve?

Is There a Right to Grieve?

In the United States and many other societies, these grieving rules limit grief to the deaths of family members. And, individuals may experience, express and adapt to loss in many ways, some outside of the grieving rules.

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