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Annual Benefit Raises Over $506,000 for Grieving Children and Families!

Thank you to everyone who supported The Dougy Center’s 2015 Annual Reflection Benefit Dinner & Auction.

It was a fabulous, fun, and uplifting night for over 400 supporters of The Dougy Center as we raised over half a million dollars for grieving children and families thanks to the generosity of individuals and corporate sponsors in our community!

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Congratulations to the 2015 Porsche Boxster Winner!

Congratulations to Roy Billings with ticket #1608 for winning the 2015 Porsche Boxster Raffle! We appreciate all the generous support from this year’s ticket purchasers!

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Pathways Program for Families Facing An Advanced Serious Illness

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families offers Pathways for children, teens, and families facing an advanced serious illness.

Pathways is a place for children and families to share their experiences around an advanced serious illness. This is a safe, caring setting for participants to express their emotions and thoughts - all of them - and to allow them to find their own path during this part of their journey. We are a place for families to know they’re not alone.

Our peer support groups are designed for each member of the family: children, teens, young adults, parents or adult caregivers, as well as the family member who has been diagnosed with an advanced serious illness.

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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.

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