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Survivor Guilt

The 'Sully' Movie and Survivor Guilt

Healthline | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Imagine, if you will, saving the lives of 159 people. It must be a great feeling, knowing that your actions had a profound effect on so many. The mo...

I Do Not Subscribe to Survivor Guilt

Dan Duffy | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

"Why did I survive? What's so special about me? I had much worse cancer than my uncle, or niece, or sister, or friend, or mom. Why am I still here?"

Cancer Survival: Not So Black and White

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

Maybe a cancer diagnosis isn't as black and white as live or die. With the sudden threat of an expiration date, it's natural to at some point wonder, what could I be doing better? How do I make the most of my short time

The Super Bowl and Survivor Guilt

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I recognize those children were placed at the Super Bowl for good and sincere reasons. I have to wonder, though, if that's really what's best for at least some of those children.

Next Steps for Sandy Hook: Surviving Guilt

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Survivors of tragedies struggle in ways that most people find hard to understand. The emotions are complex and confusing. The feelings depend upon on the psychological makeup of the individual involved and vary depending on the nature of the traumatic event.

When Soldiers Return From War

Norman Bussel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Bussel

Survivor guilt is a problem for many combat veterans returning from Iraq. It is rare for someone deployed there to complete a combat tour without losing a friend.