Verne Strickland / Blogmaster July 20, 2012
AFTER THE MASS SLAYINGS AT A CINEMA IN AURORA, COLORADO, THE QUESTION ARISES: WHAT DO 'GRIEF COUNSELORS' TELL STUDENTS ABOUT DEATH?
GOD IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND IN THIS GRIEF COUNSELING FEATURE FROM MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY. ARE STUDENTS BEING SHORT-CHANGED?
As stated previously, most people are resilient and are able to independently adjust well after a death. For those who struggle with debilitating symptoms of a serious or long-term nature, counseling can sometimes be of help. The following are examples of when to seek counseling: suicidal thoughts; obsessive preoccupation with death; prolonged and marked impairment of day-to-day functioning; intense preoccupation with feeling worthless; and extreme avoidance of thinking about the death through abusing alcohol, abusing drugs, and/or engaging in risk-taking behavior.