Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust)'s Blog – September 2013 Archive (2)

Remembering military families on 9/11

People often don’t see how the grief journey can be unique for someone who loses a loved one while on active military status. The events are reported in the media and sometimes families find out about a loved one’s death before the military can arrive to notify them. The public shows up for the funeral, invited or not. Since Sept. 11, 2001, over 16,000 uniformed service members have died on active duty…

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Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on September 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

World Suicide Prevention Day

While my work has been progressing beyond suicide prevention and suicide grief, I am still very much aware that this week is National Suicide Prevention Week and that today is World Suicide Prevention Day. When I looked at Facebook Sunday night, I noted how many people had changed their profile pictures to the purple and turquoise ribbon that we use as the colors for the cause.

 

And then it took a moment for me to remember that I was one of two people behind…

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Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on September 10, 2013 at 7:11pm — No Comments

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