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Featured this Month:

From the Desk of Father Rubey
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by Father Rubey
In January, we begin a New Year and many of us have New Year’s resolutions such as losing weight, getting more exercise or doing something positive to improve our lives such as being more understanding towards our loved ones. Former Vice President Joe Biden recently came out with a memoir detailing events in his life and what he learned from the tragedies.
Empty Space
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
After a spouse’s suicide surviving parents may look into the rooms of their home and see remnants of a family life that is upside down. As a family begins to acclimate to the disorder posed by the beginning of the grief journey, it might be useful to realize that a world where meaningful structure has been disabled by a traumatic loss adds an element of strangeness in familiar spaces.

Archives:

Groundlessness
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Very recently, an esteemed friend and colleague died suddenly of natural causes. Not suicide. She was loved by many, and possibly at the peak of her life, but without warning, she was gone. We have lost her unique humor and animation, her dedication to helping others.
Getting Back to Normal
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
After a suicide, how does a family with children think about “normal again?” What is the time involved? How do children and adults work at this?