Navigating the Stages of Grief: Understanding, Supporting, and Empowering Others

navigating the stages of grief

Originally introduced by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (“On Death and Dying,” 1969), the stages of grief are recognized as Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. While these stages are not experienced predictably and linearly, we use them to better understand how we can navigate the feelings we (and others around us) are experiencing. It is important to […]

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Overcoming Back-to-School Anxiety: Tips for a Successful Transition

overcoming back to school anxiety

As the summer sun fades away and school is nearing,  many students may experience excitement, as well as some back-to-school anxiety.   Back-to-school anxiety is a common and natural response to the impending changes that a new academic year brings. From first-time kindergarteners to second-semester seniors, students of all ages may find themselves with mixed […]

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The Truth Behind the Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction in Mental Health

At the Quell Foundation, our goal is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health while educating the community about the misconceptions and myths that are often associated with this subject. In this blog, we will uncover and debunk 5 mental health myths.    Myth 1: Mental health challenges are a sign of weakness.  Fact: In […]

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Get To Know Doug Monda and Survive First

Doug Monda

Doug Monda, Founder of Survive First, will be joining The Quell Foundation Board of Directors, bringing his extensive experience in supporting first responders’ mental health.  Doug spent 17 years in law enforcement with the Cocoa Police Department as a S.W.A.T. team leader and undercover narcotics agent. In 2017, Doug retired after a decorated career.  Shortly […]

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