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Talk Back Tuesday: Can Grief be considered a mental illness?

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President Obama, proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness month.  Organizations like NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, is the largest grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public, and support loved ones, family members, and neighbors of those affected by mental illness.

Last week on talk back Tuesday, we decided to turn mothers day into a month of celebration by offering the gift of freedom from the burden of grief. Many of our listeners expressed the complication of when or if grief has an end date.  Mothers admitted the pain of loosing a child from 5 up to15 years ago could still hurt like the loss was yesterday.  Therefore, the counselors feel compelled to continue sharing insight on this complicated experience that is so prevalent in our society

This week we will discuss the terms “Prolonged Grief / Bereavement-Related Disorder, as a classified mental illness.  Lets answer this question, “Can Prolonged Grief be considered a mood disorder for diagnosing and treatment such as depression and anxiety? What would this mean?” Call your best friend, your mother, auntie, sister, cousin, daughter and the men in your life. Let’s talk about Mothers being happy, joyous, and free this Tuesday with 3 counselors and a couch. Come get on the Couch!

 

And because a mother’s primary focus is her family, we will dedicate the next week shows on grief and the family dynamics, i.e. the mother’s spouse and other children. 

 

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