Support in a Safe Place
The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
We provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. We are supported solely through private support from individuals, foundations and companies. The Dougy Center does not charge a fee for its services.
News & Events
When does a broken heart become a mental disorder?
This statement was developed by a workgroup at the meeting of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement in Victoria, British Columbia on April 28 – May 3, 2013. You have full permission to translate the document into other languages, and to distribute it via websites, blogs, the media, and other venues. It is our intention that the message be shared widely.
When does a broken heart become a mental disorder? Rarely, if ever.
But don’t tell that to the American Psychiatric Association, which has just released its fifth version of the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM is a catalogue of mental disorders,
hundreds of them, each trailing a listing of symptoms. The manual informs selection of a diagnosis,
which is required by U.S. insurance companies for reimbursement for mental health care.
There’s a major change in the newest version, DSM-5, with serious implications for the millions of
people who are coping with the death of a child, spouse, parent, friend, or other loved one.
Congratulations 2013 Porsche Boxster Winner!
Congratulations to ticket number #1902 for winning the 2013 Porsche Boxster Raffle!
Lucky ticket number #1902 won a 2013 Porsche Boxster valued at $59,055! The winning ticket was drawn at the Annual Dougy Center Reflection Benefit held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum.
For the first time in 16 years, the stunned winner was present at the event!
Winner’s name and photos coming soon…
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s raffle!
2013 Reflection Benefit
2013 Reflection Benefit Gala
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in our event on Friday, May 10, at the Portland Art Museum. It was a great success and a wonderful evening!
Event details and photos coming soon…
The Dougy Center’s Donna Schuurman receives 2013 ADEC clinical practice award
Dr. Donna Schuurman receives Clinical Practice Award
PORTLAND, OREGON MAY 6, 2013
Dr. Donna Schuurman has been awarded the 2013 Clinical Practice Award by the internationally respected Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC.) ADEC, one of the oldest organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement, is dedicated to promoting excellence and diversity in death education, care of the dying, grief counseling and research.