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With Despair Comes New Hope | Dallas Police Shootings

The days following the tragic Dallas shooting have been filled with anger and pain after leaving five Dallas officers dead, seven injured, and two civilians injured. After attempting to process a wave of erratic emotion, many Americans are left with feelings of uncertainty and  anxiety of “what’s next?” Shetamia Taylor, a civilian who was a [...]

Emmanuel AME Church Massacre Dylann Roof | How to Comprehend the Incomprehensible

Orlando Grief Counselor comments on horrific events at Emmanuel AME Church Forgiveness over judgment prevails in Charleston, South Carolina In the wake of the recent tragedy, 9 deaths and many families shattered, strength prevails. Emmanuel AME Church, the oldest church in the South, and once visited by Dr Martin Luther King in his efforts to [...]

Are Americans Safe | Paris Attack | 3 Tips to Minimize Your Fear | Orlando Trauma Counselor Jada Jackson LMHC

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Orlando Trauma Counselor gives tips on how to face our fears in the midst of instability. The recent Paris-Attack is claimed to be the deadliest terrorist attack in over 50 years. According to abcnews.com: The attack at the Satirical French Newspaper Charlie Hebdo, began minutes after the tweet from the newspaper's official account mocking the [...]

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 [...]

3 Coping Tips with Grief and Tragedy | Zachary Tims Dies at 42

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Coping with Grief and Tragedy: Pastor Zachary Tims Dies at 42. The nation is grieving the tragic loss of Pastor Zachary. According to several news sources, Tims, Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center of Apopka, was found dead in a New York City hotel room on Friday. The beloved pastor was the leader of [...]

Not Guilty? Get Over It! | Tips on How to Forgive Casey Anthony

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Can we get over it? Can we forgive? The controversy of the Casey Anthony trial has caused a plethora of reactions over the course of three years. The trial is over, however, emotions are still raging. As we process moments of confusion, uncertainty, and anger, another thought comes to mind: Can we forgive? The social [...]