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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by From the Desk of Father Rubey
In January, we begin a New Year and many of us have New Year’s resolutions such as losing weight, getting more exercise or doing something positive to improve our lives such as being more understanding towards our loved ones. Former Vice President Joe Biden recently came out with a memoir detailing events in his life and what he learned from the tragedies.
Empty Space
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
After a spouse’s suicide surviving parents may look into the rooms of their home and see remnants of a family life that is upside down. As a family begins to acclimate to the disorder posed by the beginning of the grief journey, it might be useful to realize that a world where meaningful structure has been disabled by a traumatic loss adds an element of strangeness in familiar spaces.

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From the desk of Father Rubey
Sunday, November 01, 2015 by Father Rubey
During the month of November we celebrate the feast of Thanksgiving which is one of the great American celebrations. It is a day when families gather to watch football and have a great meal of turkey and all of the trimmings. A lot of work goes into preparation for the day. All of the shopping that is done is for the food to make the day a real love feast. People try to outdo each other as they prepare the meal. A lot of love goes into the preparation for this day. In many instances Thanksgiving stretches into the whole weekend, it is more than just one day. Families are able to enjoy each other and each other’s presence. It is a great family celebration. Generally, people are in great moods because they are not tired out from running all over the place. 
From the Desk of Deborah Major
Thursday, October 01, 2015 by Deborah Major
Experiencing the death of a loved one by suicide is among the most painful, bewildering losses that anyone can be asked to endure.  When the newly bereaved first call the LOSS Program seeking support, we hear the pain and confusion in their voices and in their questions.  Dying by suicide seems so senseless and so unnecessary to the vast majority who come seeking grief support.  The early emotional reactions, somatic symptoms, and intrusive ruminations about the loved one’s last moments feel unbearable, while at the same time they replay in a relentless loop that seems inescapable.