All of us have an acquaintance, friend, or relative who has experienced a succession of failed relationships. There can be any number of reasons why they start down this road, including events that happened in their childhood.
Bullying certainly isn't a new phenomenon. It has existed since the beginning of time. It's also not something just found among humans; it occurs in a wide variety of animals and birds, frequently starting at birth. Among some sharks, it is even known to take place in the womb, when one prenatal shark may kill its siblings.
This third article, in our six-part series on Postpartum Grief, focuses upon “Postpartum Depression.”
While many new mothers are afflicted by some degree of the “Baby Blues”, a smaller percentage will experience more severe and long-lasting symptoms following the birth of their child. This condition is called Postpartum Depression (PPD).
Postpartum and grief are likely two words you never expected to see together. It's possible that some of you might find it surprising to see Postpartum Grief as a title for an article. After all, the birth of a child is expected to be a wonderful event that brings joy and excitement to a family.
As grief professionals, our goal is to help everyone dealing with that confusing emotion called grief. This is particularly challenging when it comes to children. Here are 3 important things to know concerning children and grief. Keeping these points in mind can be very helpful when you are trying to assist parents who are helping their children.
The loss of a pet is very much a grieving experience. The emotional bonds formed with a pet often exceed the bonds formed with other people in a person's life. Many people never think of them as pets, but rather very special companions, best friends or a family member. A pet is the confidant with whom you can share everything without fear that they will repeat it to others.