By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT Young children that experience grief need extra support. Although they may not seem to comprehend what has happened, they experience pain differently than adults but experience it just as intensely. What are the things to look out for when dealing with a child that has lost a loved one? […]Read more "Nurturing a Child’s Grief"
By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT When we examine people who are our friends, hopefully we define them such by reliability, integrity and loyalty. Those three words mean that they are someone that you can confide in to carry your burden and be an understanding ear. When it comes to grief, you need to be sure […]Read more "To Share or Not Share?"
By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT We have spent a great deal of time talking about loss and grief in these blogs. Let’s shift gears and talk about what we can do today, when life is stable, good, and there are no losses on the horizon. Ask yourself, “Am I living my life?” It’s interesting […]Read more "Enjoying the Now"
By Adrian S. Turner M.A., LMFT It may seem unusual to equate money with loss but the two certainly go together. Hopefully you are someone who has pre-planned for the costs of a funeral and have life insurance in place to help you. As we all know, it’s not if but when. Having a […]Read more "Grief’s Impact on Finances"
By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT It may sound strange but different deaths have different burdens and meanings to people. When you lose your spouse to a cancer diagnosis or an accident, you will find that support comes readily and openly from others. To most people, these are deaths that are a more natural […]Read more "Living Life after the Suicide of a Loved One"
By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT It may be difficult to believe but even in the toughest of losses, there will come a point of acceptance. What does acceptance mean? Does it mean that you’re happy that you have lost a loved one? Or that everyday from this point in life is going to […]Read more "Accessing the Pain: Processing the Five Stages of Grief, Stage Five: Acceptance"
By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT As we move forward in this transition to healing, depression is inevitable. The loss has taken place, the funeral is behind us and now we are left with a level of sorrow that we may have never felt before. Depression is defined as a persistent feeling of sadness and […]Read more "Accessing the Pain: Processing the Five Stages of Grief, Stage Four: Depression"