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From the Desk of Father Rubey
Monday, September 01, 2014 by Father Rubey
I recently read an article that dealt with creativity and the gist of the main theme of the article was that in many instances there can be two opposing people or factors that come together and make a very successful product or movement. The author cited Paul McCartney and John Lennon as one example; Paul McCartney was very meticulous while John Lennon was chaotic. They each brought their talents to the table and were able to create some of the greatest songs in the twentieth century. Their different approaches were blended and the end results were masterpieces in the entertainment world.
When Younger Children Learn About Suicide
Monday, September 01, 2014 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Occasionally, during the intake of a  family with children into the LOSS Program for Children and Youth, a parent of a younger child voices concern about what the child might do with information that his or her loved one died by suicide.  The parent may express worry that the child will tell others who would use it to tease the child or to spread gossip.  It is understandable that parents would want to protect children from the misuse of information about a suicide loss.  Because of a lingering stigma attached to suicide, insecurity about how the world will respond is common.   It may require some new thinking on the part of parents if they become aware that their child’s needs around the information doesn’t line up with their own needs or concerns.