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Family Grieving | 5 Tips for Dealing with a Terminally ill Relative | Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law | Brittany Maynard | Orlando Grief Counselor

Orlando Grief Counselor, May Angelastro, MA provides 5 tips for dealing with a terminally ill relative or friend. On Saturday, 29 year old Brittany Maynard used Oregon's Death with Dignity law to end her life. Brittany was diagnosed with an advanced brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme in January. After a series of procedures and [...]

Do Most Sexual Abuse Survivors Lose their Childhood | Amanda Perry, Michelle Knight, & Gina DeJesus | Dana West, LCSW Orlando Abuse Counselor

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Darkness into Light Fleeing from the pits of darkness, Amanda Perry, 27, escaped from being held hostage for over a decade.  She called 911 at a neighbor’s house and found freedom after 10 years being held hostage.  She wasn’t the only one, Georgina "Gina" DeJesus, 23, and Michele Knight, 32, were found alive Monday night [...]

Coping with Tragedy | Fear, Anxiety and Grief after Boston Marathon Bombing | 3 Tips to Cope with Virtual Trauma | Orlando Trauma Counselor

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Are we safe? Are our children safe? What’s the world coming to? What can we do when tragedy strikes? According to CBSNEWS.com, “Two bombs exploded near the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring dozens others in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs, authorities [...]

Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting | Tips to Talk to your Kids | Adam Lanza | Orlando Counselor

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The world stood still for a short moment. News reports described a horrific scene at a Connecticut elementary school. The report stated that a young man in a bulletproof vest forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire inside two classrooms. According to the Associated Press, the young man was identified as [...]

9 Parent tips to talk to your kids after a school shooting | Newton Connecticut | Orlando Child Counselor Jim West

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While the details are unraveling about the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut parents around the country are wondering what to say to their kids to make them feel safe at school.  So what can parents say to their kids to make them feel safe? 9 Parent Tips to Talk to your Kids after a School [...]

Why James Holmes Colorado Shooting | Orlando Counselor Tips for Emotional Recovery after Trauma (PTSD) | Batman: The Dark Knight Rises

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Emotional Recovery after Trauma | Batman:The Dark Knight Rises | Colorado Shooting | James Holmes | It should have been a normal evening of candy, popcorn and a movie. No one would have suspected to walk into a movie theatre and get gunned-down. When 24-year-old James Holmes walked into an Aurora, CO movie theatre packed [...]