Tag Archives: Grief

SUICIDE – A CAREGIVER’S DESPERATE ACT

Mental Health/Suicide/Caregiver By – Sheri de Grom How could dying be more tempting than living? How could such a desperate act seem like a reasonable solution to one’s problems? How was I to know that I would be faced with … Continue reading

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THE ELDERLY AND PTSD

Mental Health/PTSD by: Sheri de Grom Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a difficult mental health condition to treat and terrorizing to live with daily. I’ve written hundreds of pages in my journals, over the years, detailing my own difficulties with … Continue reading

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TWELVE PATIENTS: LIFE AND DEATH AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL

Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital Erick Manheimer, MD Grand Central Publishing – 2013 by – Sheri de Grom Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Dr. Erick Manheimer is written with passion rooted in medicine … Continue reading

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Vets Rally to Curb Military Suicides

Check out this great MSN video – Vets Rally to Curb Military Suicides.

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MENTAL HEALTH – MY THERAPIST HAS A GOLDEN HEART

My Therapist Has A Golden Heart – Mental Health The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom The headlines read, “Obamacare Should Help Those With Mental Health Issues Advocates Say.” The operative word in the previous proclamation is ‘SHOULD.’ I … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH – STIGMA IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

Mental Health – Stigma in the Emergency Room The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom  Journal Entry: Random entries beginning Dec. 7, 1987, Monterey, California. My husband, Tom, and I had endured a year-long odyssey of medical exams for … Continue reading

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YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN – MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health – You Can’t Go Home AgainThe Fourth HouseBy – Sheri de Grom   I vividly remember a conversation I had with Tom’s father in 2001. I wrote about it in my journal. Tom and I visited his parents … Continue reading

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THIS MOMENT IN TIME – MENTAL HEALTH

This Moment in Time – Mental Health The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom This moment in time is the title of an e-mail I sent to my best friend Catherine from our home in North Carolina in 2001.  … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH AND CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

Mental Health and Christmas Memories The Fourth House By – Sheri de Grom Could it have been my own doing that I gave Christmas away in 1987? Have I continued sprinkling trails of Christmases past until they have become faded … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH and ANNIVERSARY TRIGGER DATES

The Fourth House by – Sheri de Grom Many mentally ill individuals have an anniversary date imprinted not only in their memory but also in their soul. That date signifies a specific time that triggers reoccurring past events. For Tom … Continue reading

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