Research shows that about 1 in 3 college students experience a death of a family member or close friend who died within the last 12 months. Here are some things to keep in mind as you return or go to college for the first time.
Imagine Development Manager Kaitlin Casey shares what Father’s Day was like for her after her father passed away, and how her childhood emotions towards the holiday are different than the ones she feels now.
Susan Angel Miller is the author of the memoir Permission to Thrive. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband Ron; they are the proud parents of Sara, Rachel, and their forever-beloved Laura. Here she shares some hard-earned grief and loss insights that apply in both ordinary and extraordinary times.
The families who come to Imagine’s support groups awake each day in the shadow of loss and grief, where the life they once knew is now forever different. For them, the reality of the coronavirus is sadly familiar and extra scary.
The sudden and tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi and seven others remind us of how fragile life is. Any death turns our lives upside down, but a sudden traumatic death is like riding a roller coaster in the dark.
Feeling thankful every day (almost) for my job.
When a student dies, the school will be compelled to respond in a meaningful way. The first step in any type of postvention is to meet with the immediate family of the deceased student so that their wishes are respected, and their needs are being met. Some of the other important things while responding to a suicide loss as a school professional can be found in this blog.
Recently, my cousin asked me, with sincerity and care, “What was it like to be raised in a single-parent home?” I must admit the question took me a bit by surprise, and despite being a mature adult, I had to reassess my sense of family.
“Take care!” We say that to others all the time. We want those who we care about to take good care of themselves. But do we, especially those of us who are caregivers, know how to “take” care?
All of us have said the wrong thing to someone who is grieving. Maya Angelou says, “When we know better, we do better.” If you say the wrong thing, apologize and remember that your loving presence is more powerful than any right or wrong thing you might say.