- The summary of a report, "Removing the Exclusionary Criterion about Depression in Cases of Bereavement," submitted to the ADEC Board of Directors in November 2010 by its Scientific Advisory Committee
- The full content of the webinar "The DSM-V Exclusion Criteria Explained, Processed, and Problem Solved," which will be available online for the next month (through March 21).
ADEC, the Association for Death Education and Counseling, has made two valuable resources publicly available on the Internet, which cover important background information on the proposed removal of the bereavement exclusion for depression in the DSM-V (see "DSM Debate Grows over Grief and Depression"). The newly revised and updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) -- which is the result of several years of intensive and comprehensive review, analysis, and discussion by the foremost experts in the world -- is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The ADEC resources are free to access:
I have been working with people bereaved by suicide since 1999, and I started Unified Community Solutions in 2001 as an independent consultancy specializing in peer grief support and suicide prevention project management and advocacy. "Personal Grief Coach" is an extension of the dozen of years of experience I've had with those endeavors. I am now beginning to create publicly accessible online connections with interested people and organizations through