It’s my favorite time of year…the Christmas holiday season. While I feel relaxed, in my element, and winding down from the numerous tasks and projects I do throughout the year, I also know that for some people this season is extremely difficult to navigate for various reasons. Some have experienced breakups and didn’t expect to be alone this holiday. Others are grappling with grief/loss of a loved one or experiencing depression or another mood disorder. Others become anxious due to the commercializing of holiday expectations and visits from family. Either way, the holiday season can be difficult. I brought in my colleagues to answer some questions and provide tips on dealing with changes in relationships, experiencing trauma, and managing and coping with grief/loss during this holiday season. Join us as we provide our go to tips for having the best Christmas and New Year possible!!
Death is a natural part of life. Or is it? In life we experience loss and grief. Neither are easy to handle. So how do we cope healthily when we experiencing grief. It’s especially difficult when it is attached to trauma. Today’s show, I have a special guest, LCMHC, Mia Reid of Change Happens Today. She is going to educate us on the specifics of grief and trauma, how to differentiate and cope as we live our new new normal.
July is Black Mental Health Awareness Month and we are shedding light onto the subject of suicide. On average, 122 Americans die by suicide each day. More than 9.4 million adults in the United States had serious thoughts of suicide within the past 12 months. We’re having an intimate conversation as one woman shares her experience of losing a loved due to a suicide and how she and her family learned to heal and move forward from this tragedy. Join me today as we tackle the hard conversation of life after loss.