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Grief and Autism

Post by: David Merritt

When it comes to discussing death, grief and loss as experienced by children, the topic is already difficult to grasp. For children with autism, there is an added level of difficulty when expressing such complex emotions and concepts. As a spectrum of conditions, autism tends to primarily affect communication, social functions and emotional control. The following are some scenarios to consider.  READ ARTICLE



Teen Suicide

Post by: David Merritt

According to the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. The report also states that for every teen who commits suicide, more than two dozen attempt suicide. There is help.  READ ARTICLE



How To Write a Eulogy

Post by: David Merritt

Although there are many spoken traditions in funeral services—such as the use of hymns or prayers—eulogies also play an important role in honoring the life of the deceased.  READ ARTICLE