September 2014

Depression and Complicated Grief are Two Separate Things

What we often hear about people we know who have lost a loved one, is that through their grief they have fallen into a deep onset of depression. But what specialists are saying now, is that Complicated Grief is its own disorder, separate from depression and therefore needs its own treatment. One of the primary… Read more »

Honorable People Help Honorable Organization

Bob McCleskey, CEO of Sellen Construction has raised $50,000 so far from the building industry in the Seattle area to honor one of their fallen. Here is the letter Bob sent to his colleagues: I need to ask you a favor. I very rarely reach out to my peers in the industry for anything, but this… Read more »

Grieving Students: What’s Your Role as a Teacher?

As a teacher you are a very important person in children’s lives, so when you encounter a grieving student you may wonder exactly what your role should be. While there is no fool-proof method for helping a child through this difficult time, there are some things you can do to make their time at school… Read more »

We Want to Improve Your Health!

A study by UnitedHealth Group and the Optum Institute finds that volunteering is linked to better physical, mental, and emotional health! The survey of more than 3,300 U.S. adults reveals that 76% of U.S. adults who volunteer say volunteering makes them feel physically healthier, and 78% report that volunteering lowers levels of stress, which results… Read more »

Childhood Grief is Complicated

Every person certainly grieves differently, as does every child. So often, it becomes all too easy as a parent or adult close to a child to unintentionally overlook the child’s struggles with life as well as death. Children are the greatest observers and the greatest absorbers. They notice many of the little things that adults often… Read more »

Giving Helps Us Heal

My name is Marci, and I am not only the Development Director at SCF, but a long-time volunteer at Camp Erin-King County. As I prepare for my 10th year as a big buddy at Camp Erin, I reflect on how much I have gained by giving back. My father died when I was 12 and… Read more »

What to Say to Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

It’s often hard to know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving. You may be afraid of intruding, saying the wrong thing, or making the person feel even worse. Or maybe you feel there’s little you can do to make things better. While you can’t take away the pain of… Read more »

Create a Tribute Page for Your Loved One

Safe Crossings Foundation’s Tribute Pages are a perfect way for remembering a loved one and inviting your friends and family to participate in sharing and paying tribute. In addition, a Tribute Page can be set up to celebrate any special event such as a wedding, marathon or anniversary. You can then promote your Tribute within… Read more »