How Losing a Parent Can Impact Your Mental Health.

How Losing a Parent Can Impact Your Mental Health

Grieving the loss of a parent is a much longer process than you might think. Here’s how to protect your mental and emotional health while you heal. People tend to assume that the loss of a parent is more traumatic for a young child, and neglect to support adults experiencing it. But the reality is virtually everyone will experience losing a parent, and unfortunately, dealing with the grief is not discussed or researched often. The common result is that when the tragedy happens, the sufferer might feel detached and alone in their mourning. Not to mention, when their continues over a long period of time, their loved ones can become impatient, wishing the mourner would ‘get over it,’ oblivious to the deep impact of losing a parent at any age. However, experts agree that it’s important to recognize just how long-lasting the impact of the loss of a parent really is. Read more at

Emotional health can lead to success in work, relationships and health.

Emotional health

In the past, researchers believed that success made people happy. Newer research reveals that it’s the other way around. Happy people are more likely to work toward goals, find the resources they need and attract others with their energy and optimism — key building blocks of success. Adapted from Review of research challenges assumption that success makes people happy. Read more at

CBT, Pharmacotherapy Both Safe, Effective for Childhood Anxiety.

The combination of sertraline and CBT significantly improved clinician-reported primary anxiety symptoms and treatment response.

A meta-analysis published in JAMA Pediatricsshowed that both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and pharmacotherapy are effective treatments for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents younger than 18. Read more at

Florida Battalion Chief David Dangerfield Commits Suicide After Facebook PTSD Post.

David Dangerfield

Just before his death, Dangerfield wrote this on his Facebook page: “PTSD for Firefighters is real. If your loved one is experiencing signs get them help quickly. 27 years of deaths and babies dying in your hands is a memory that you will never get rid off. It haunted me daily until now. My love to my crews. Be safe, take care. I love you all.” Read more at

What Happens to Mental Health at Work When Our Devices Know How We Feel?


“One recent global research survey of employee assistance programs found that, combined, employee anxiety, stress, and depression accounted for over 80% of all emotional health cases in 2014, compared with 55% in 2012.” Read more at

Advocacy groups that support the Affordable Care Act are taking matters into their own hands.

Affordable Care Act

ObamaCare groups: If Trump won’t, we will.

ObamaCare groups are launching a massive campaign to enroll Americans without health insurance after President Trump slashed the budget for enrollment promotion by 90 percent and cut the enrollment period in half.Advocacy groups that support the Affordable Care Act are taking matters into their own hands. With the Trump administration cutting back on advertising and outreach, outside groups are mobilizing for a massive, nationwide campaign for the next ObamaCare enrollment period. They say it’s up to them to get the word out. “Going into this year, whichever way you look at it, you don’t have the support of the administration and, frankly, it’s one that’s actively trying to sabotage the efforts and make sure people don’t get health insurance,” said Katie Keith, steering committee member of Out2Enroll, a national group that launched in 2013 to help LGBTQ people enroll in ObamaCare. Read more at