Category Archives: Death

Lessons from Loss: A Personal Story – Part 1 of 2

Lessons from Loss: A Personal Story – Part 1 of 2

No one wants to experience the loss of someone whom they love. In fact, for most of us, the idea of losing someone close to us is very anxiety producing. Society often expects only pain and suffering to accompany death-related loss. How could anything positive come from losing someone you love? Unfortunately, the expectations of suffering and our own fears around discussing death can prevent us from connecting with and helping those who are grieving. Read More »

For The Moments When Life Disappoints

For The Moments When Life Disappoints

Life is definitely not fair. This is a well-known fact. You probably heard an adult tell you this when you were a kid. Things very often do not turn out the way we planned or hoped. Often times, we must develop an alternate plan or goals for ourselves.Read More »






Bigger than Football: Remembering Kosta Karageorge

Bigger than Football: Remembering Kosta Karageorge

Kosta Karageorge, a fifth year senior on the football team, was found dead near campus due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was twenty-two years old. He is survived by his mother, father, sister, teammates, and all of us in Buckeye Nation. My heart aches for the Karageorge family and for all of the people Kosta leaves behind.Read More »






Weathering an Emotional Storm: Healing & Moving Forward (Part 3)

Weathering an Emotional Storm: Healing & Moving Forward (Part 3)

During the period immediately following the crisis, your intense feelings of fear, panic, and anger begin to de-escalate. It may be difficult to resume your previous level of emotional or physical functioning due to feelings of uncertainty. You’ll start to notice certain words or situations are now triggers, reminding you of the traumatic event. Read More »






Weathering an Emotional Storm: How to Remain Calm (Part 2)

Weathering an Emotional Storm: How to Remain Calm (Part 2)

As an “emotional storm” is approaching, negative thoughts may begin to take hold of you and cause intense feelings of fear, anger, panic or loss of control.

You may think things like:

“I’m in danger.”
“I’m trapped.”
“I’m all alone.”Read More »






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