Grief Doesn’t Always Go in Stages

Grief Doesn’t Always Go in Stages

You’ve probably heard of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross proposed the stages in her 1969 book, “On Death and Dying,” and more than 50 years later, many of us still use that framework...
Do You Need a Mental Health Retreat?

Do You Need a Mental Health Retreat?

Everyone needs time to get away from the stress of day-to-day life. Mental health retreats offer a sort of mental detox, providing a place to decompress and come away refreshed. But not all mental health retreats are created equal. Here, we’ll take a closer look at...
Prolonged Grief Disorder: When the Sorrow Never Fades

Prolonged Grief Disorder: When the Sorrow Never Fades

When you lose someone you love, the grief can be overwhelming. It’s normal to feel sorrow, numbness, anger, anxiety, guilt, and so many other difficult emotions. While those feelings don’t disappear overnight, in most cases, they gradually become less intense and more...
When to Seek Grief Counseling

When to Seek Grief Counseling

The pain of losing a loved one is a universal bond that all of us share. When the loved one is especially close to us—a spouse, a parent, a sibling, or most devastatingly, a child—the bereavement may endure for quite some time. When the grief becomes debilitating,...