Grief can spur post-mortem depression in many people. Reaching out to a loved one who is going through a recent loss is key to their recovery. While you may not be able to empathize with their situation, let them know that you're there for them.
I read a news story the other day that was upsetting to me on so many levels – as a parent, a mental health advocate and simply as a human being. A four year old girl died from what appears to be an overdose of the prescription drugs she was being given for psychiatric disorders. Rebecca Riley was taking Seroqel, an anti-psychotic; Depakote,…