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Experiencing the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult trials of life, and unfortunately is something we will all go through, likely many times over. For many, maybe even most, it is incredibly difficult to express our feelings of grief to others. This becomes even more challenging when the death was not an accident, but rather self-inflicted. Shame, guilt, regret - these are just some of the many emotions that can course through the mind of someone closely acquainted with an episode of suicide. 

This week, instead of sharing an original Rice Psychology Group blog, I feel so strongly that another blog addresses the topic of suicide and talking openly about mental illness that I couldn't say it any better myself. I encourage you to read the blog, Telling the Truth About Mental Illness written by Ruth Roth, a woman who lost her son through suicide. She provides a first-hand account of what it's like to experience the extreme pain of the loss of a child and how we can all do something that will help future families to not have to go through the same ordeal she did.


Telling the Truth About Mental Illness

Our son’s illness, when we finally became aware of it, was a magnitude-8 earthquake in our lives that came without any warning. It was a calm and beautiful day in July when I found Jonathan the first time he tried to end his life...

Read more here

April is Stress Awareness Month

Did you know April is Stress Awareness Month? Started by the Health Resource Network, the purpose of putting a name to the month is to help health care professionals and health care advocates to join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. At Rice Psychology Group, we are doing our part by sharing Stress Relief Tips on our Facebook page all month long. Here are a few of them:


Check out our Facebook for more!

Save the Date

Rice Psychology Group is teaming with Frameworks of Tampa Bay to host a special screening of the movie Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age.
It will be showing on May 24th, and Dr. Rice has been honored with the position of being the keynote speaker following the film. Put the date in your planner, and look for us to post more detailed information soon!


   Watch the Trailer Here


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