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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Grief Is Not A Mental Illness

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BY FROMA HARROP We moderns seem determined to suppress all unhappiness with one exception: grief. The intense sadness following loss of a loved one still occupies a warm spot in our culture. We want that pain protected from the deadening analgesics of pharmaceuticals. That explains the American Psychiatric Association’s decision to retreat from a plan […]
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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.