I believe that grief and loss are the basis of most anxieties and depression people suffer. Even if the loss was a very long time ago. In our culture it is best to not show emotion, not encourage someone to allow their despair to show. It is best to be "Strong". Grief waits until we are no longer masters at keeping busy or when addiction has people in it's grip.
Debra Whittam, LPC is a marriage & family therapy provider who practices in Warrendale, PA. She is 59 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Debra Whittam is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of Upmc, Allegheny General Hospital, Western Pennsylvania Hospital and Butler Memorial Hospital.