Grieving during the holidays is natural. Major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year‘s, or other occasions such as the date of a birthday or anniversary or Mother’s Day/Father’s Day, can be especially stressful for those who have lost someone and may be facing the first major holiday.
At a time when everyone is supposed to be happy and enjoying themselves, the bereaved can feel sad, lonely and depressed.
Dealing with loss is always a difficult experience. However, 10-20% of bereaved persons experience a more complex kind of grief that impairs regular functioning for a prolonged period of time. This is called complicated grief.
Do you know someone who has recently dealt with a painful loss? Learn more about complicated grief: what it is, who it affects, and how to cope with it.
You don’t normally think of your home as somewhere that can be dangerous. But, in fact, more than 18,000 Americans die every year from home injuries, nearly 6,000 of which are a result of falling. Keeping your home safe for you and your family is your number one priority all year long. This August, there is a special week set to bring attention to home safety: National Safe at Home Week.