When you are facing a crisis, wait for the answer to come and some unexpected gate to open. Allow yourself such psychological flexibility of holding two seemingly opposite experiences at the same time, honoring the negative feelings but to be actively open to receive answers at the same time.
The idea of a teen committing suicide and of a young life being abbreviated is almost too painful to think about. A new study suggests that the phenomenom of "suicide contagion" is sadly alive and well among teens.
When a parent can keep the child focused on the self-destructive pattern of manipulating reality to suit personal desires, rather than getting distracted by the infuriating behavior and persistent rationalizations, both parent and child benefit.
The air smelled of smoke from the fires raging in the Southwest, but foremost in my mind was excitement to see my friends and family on the reservation. Whenever I make a trip to the Apache rez, it is their love that always leaves me humbled.
When crises occur, someone is usually spewing the word via every available communications orifice -- Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. -- ad infinitum. But most organizations don't engage in crisis response that quickly.