Survivor Guilt: What it is and How to Cope

Survivor Guilt: What it is and How to Cope

Survivor guilt (sometimes referred to as “survivor’s guilt”, “survivor syndrome” or “survivor’s syndrome”) can take many forms. It can affect survivors of catastrophic events that took many lives; or it can affect individuals mourning an individual loss. It can be associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; or it can be experienced without PTSD being present. It can be debilitating, too, but doesn’t have to be. Let’s examine survivor guilt and explore ways to cope:

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Leading Causes of Death in Indiana Mostly Match Entire U.S.

Leading Causes of Death in Indiana Mostly Match Entire U.S.

Leading causes of death may differ from state to state, region to region, and country to country. They may also change over longer spans of time. But it is interesting to note that the leading causes of death in Indiana tend to closely mirror that of the leading causes of death in the United States overall. Let’s take a closer look at the top 10 causes of death here and throughout America:

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Books About Death and Dying Are Ultimately About Life and Living

Books About Death and Dying Are Ultimately About Life and Living

If you search online for “books about death and dying” you very quickly realize how many times and ways this subject has been explored and from a seemingly endless number of perspectives. And when you scan the overall landscape of books about death and dying, you reach an inescapable conclusion: these are really books about life and living. Let’s consider some of these books:

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What to Do When Someone Dies at Home

What to Do When Someone Dies at Home

Do you know what to do when someone dies at home? Most people don’t. And because the first moments of dealing with death – even if the deceased was quite old or terminally ill – is a traumatic experience for those in the home, doing the right things can seem challenging. Here are some general guidelines to help you know what to do when someone dies at home:

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Are There Really Different Types of Death?

Are There Really Different Types of Death?

It may seem surprising, but there are, indeed, different types of death, according to biological, clinical, and legal perspectives. And while death is inevitable for all living creatures, the final moments for human beings take many forms and can be defined and described in various ways. So, let’s look at some of the different types of death:

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Are There More Deaths in Winter? Yes, and Here’s Why.

Are There More Deaths in Winter? Yes, and Here’s Why.

It sounds like an urban myth: there are more deaths in winter months, compared to other times of the year. But unlike most urban myths, it turns out this one is true in the U.S. Even more surprising – perhaps unsettling – is that deaths tend to spike during the holidays, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Why is this the case? Why are there more deaths in winter? Let’s consider some likely factors:

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