In the wake of Virginia Tech

Dr. Edward Creagen has recommendations for those living through grief.

His thoughts and recommendations can be read at and are summarized below.

  • Actively grieve and mourn.
  • If you don’t face your grief, your wounds may never quite go away.
  • We grieve alone, but we heal in community.
  • Don’t make major decisions.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Time helps, but it may not cure.

“You may never return to your previous baseline.” says Dr. Creagen. “The death of a loved one changes us forever. Instead, you may find yourself at a new ‘normal.'”

4/17/07 20:30 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.