Category: Grief

The Role of Engagement and Leakage in Mass Shootings

The Role of Engagement and Leakage in Mass Shootings

Posted by George L. Vergolias on February 16, 2018

By George Vergolias, PsyD, LP   On February 14th, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz woke up, seemingly did his regular morning routine, and later took an Uber to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, arriving at 2:19 pm EST. He then walked into the school and opened fire with an AR-15, killing 17 and wounding […]

Processing Grief Your Own Way

Posted by Tyler Arvig on August 30, 2017

It may just be perception due to the rise of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, but it seems like the world is experiencing a lot of loss. Terrorism, high profile suicides, and other seemingly hard to explain events have us wondering what’s to come next. In the wake of these events, we are […]

Helping Employees with Grief

Posted by Christina Uplinger on August 23, 2017

A goal in school is development of one’s professional self. This means gaining the skills and knowledge required to be a successful team member in one’s career. As students generate subject matter research, complete special certifications, and participate in extra circular activities, they add these achievements to their resumes and/or LinkedIn profiles to build their […]

Supporting Executives through Grief

Posted by Amanda Reszkowski on August 16, 2017

Grief presents a unique set of professional challenges for high profile executives, including: Visibility. High profile executives are often required to be highly visible in their roles. They have investors, customers, and employees looking to them for an indication that everything is going to be all right. There’s no clear standard as to how executives […]

The Oscillating Patterns of Grief

Posted by Judy Whitehurst on August 9, 2017

Adapting to loss is a natural part of life, and we are equipped with internal processes that help us regain our equilibrium following loss. According to George Bonanno, PhD, who has completed extensive research on how people grieve, people tend to be resilient in the face of grief in most situations. He describes a natural […]

Grief

Posted by Tyler Arvig on August 2, 2017

Grief is an odd experience. We all understand what it is when happening to someone else, but struggle to understand it when we are the affected party. It is universal but never experienced the exact same by any two people. What does it look like? Most of us, understandably, conjure up thought of death when […]

Grief – less is more

Posted by Gordon Greer on July 31, 2017

Gordon Greer, LMSW discusses how grief impacts every workplace and how to help workers manage their grief – focusing on less is more.