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Talking with Your Children about Serious Illness

By Jeffrey Wolfish, LGPC Kids learn about people with severe illness from friends at school, neighbors, and synagogue. Closer to home children often become aware of a family member or classmate suffering from a life-threatening illness. This reality is difficult for people at any age, but can be especially upsetting for young children. Parents of …

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Suicide is NOT Painless

By Karen James, LCSW-C Suicide is a disaster. Certainly for the survivors and often for our memories of the person we lose. Robin Williams’ death ended a brilliant gift, left a grieving family, and affected the nation. Tributes, memories and discussions were everywhere—in the media and in personal discussions. He was a larger-than-life figure and …

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What I Have Learned from Leading Bereavement Groups

By Donna Kane, MA For people mourning the death of a loved one, Jewish Community Services and its partners offer bereavement groups several times a year.  Our upcoming eight-week series, cosponsored by Sol Levinson & Bros, Inc., begins May 15th.   Group facilitator Donna Kane wrote about her experience with these groups in her blog that …

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