We are in a crisis . . .

by guest author Kate I’m absolutely heartbroken over the loss of a local hero. The pain is far reaching, from family and friends to students and scouts and everyone in between. My heart hurts for all the loss they are sitting in tonight. Our job is to love and support. It’s sickening the comments beingContinue reading “We are in a crisis . . .”

The Reality of Tragedy and Crisis

Sadly, first responders, especially in some of America’s most populated metropolitan areas, are no strangers to tragedies and crisis events.  These events may include individual or mass violence, medical emergencies, challenges to law and order, large-scale disasters that are natural or human induced, terrorism, and even warfare.  Communities may experience emergencies that result in eitherContinue reading “The Reality of Tragedy and Crisis”

Helping a Survivor Heal

by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt Historian Arnold Toynbee once wrote, “There are always two parties to a death; the person who dies and the survivors who are bereaved.” Unfortunately, many survivors of suicide suffer alone and in silence. The silence that surrounds them often complicates the healing that comes from being encouraged to mourn. BecauseContinue reading “Helping a Survivor Heal”