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Caregiving - Emotional Roller Coaster
Debbie Sims is a Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Nursing, has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She maintains a private practice in counseling but her devotion is to her position as Editor for Beyond Indigo an Internet web site for those who are grieving.
Cremation or Burial? Families Don't Always Agree
Susan Mitchell Cox has served as the managing funeral director of Alexander Funeral Service in Taylorsville since it's opening in 1996. She was the first woman in a ten-count area of northwestern North Carolina to be a licensed as a funeral director and embalmer. She was recently elected as the District 10 Director for NCFDA.
Depression after Loss of a Child
Feelings of depression and despair after the loss of a loved one, especially a child are normal but very confusing for the person experiencing them, as well as those around them.
Do We Choose?
Linda J. Austin writes from experience as a nursing assistance and a family caregiver. "When I was assigned my first hospice case, I found my place in life." Retired from several careers, Linda is studying creative art therapy.
Grief - The First Week, Month, Year
From the moment we hear of a profound loss, we need to take ourselves out of circulation.
How Can I Help? What to Ask for When You're Grieving
When a death occurs or is about to occur, our friends and family members frequently react in ways we don't expect. Some people will immediately reach out and offer appropriate help. Others will be there for the funeral and then be gone.
Making Prearrangements - Why Does It Feel Strange?
It's not too late to make prearrangements so long as life remains. This is something that is never viewed as pleasant but, by far, most people feel a huge sense of relief once they have taken care of the decision making process.
Marking Milestones
We humans tend to measure our days by predictable events. When you lose the one you love, those days can be misery.
The Grieving Child: Part I
Children need support from the family. They especially heal if the surviving parent doesn't abandon them.
The Grieving Child: Part II
Children and adolescents definitely go through a grief cycle just as adults do. However, the way it may be expressed is different based on the developmental age of the child.