The Grief Project

Social media addiction is a growing concern 

Psychologists estimate tens of millions of Americans are addicted to social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. While adults and teens both use the platforms, social media addiction statistics indicate that the younger generation is more easily addicted and more susceptible to negative effects such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts leading to…

Healing from grief

By TIM ROWDENThe Grief Project Kristen Ernst lost her son in 2004. As she worked through her grief, she noted how hard it was to find grief and trauma counseling and set out to change that. Now an MA, LPC and owner of the Center for Hope and Healing, LLC in St. Charles, Mo., she provides support…

Is the pandemic to blame for the rising suicide rate? Not entirely.

By TIM ROWDENThe Grief Project Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with 47,646 deaths reported in 2021, an increase of nearly four percent over 2020, according to recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of suicides per 100,000 increased from 13.5 in 2020 to 14.0 in 2021.…

Taking steps to prevent suicide

From UCLA Health: The suicide rate among young adults is up, and the COVID-19 pandemic may not be the only factor to blame. Experts are looking closely at the role of social media, drug use and mood disorders. But the most important key to preventing suicide may be recognizing the signs of suicidal thoughts. “Many people…


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As a father, suicide loss survivor and journalist, I started The Grief Project to share the stories of our loved ones and our journeys as loss survivors. This site also includes news and research on suicide, links to mental health resources, and information on advocacy and prevention.


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