Wellspring’s CEO Speaks on “George Floyd’s Death”
Our community was brought to our knees and shakened to it core these past nine days, learning of brutal manner in which George’s life was taken from him. We have wtinessed and experienced ourselves the intense emotional and physical reactions to this unbelievable situation. Some of us are yearning to be with George again. While beravement is considered to be a normal human experience with the majority of individuals adapting over the loss, grief, remains extremely painful period where adjustments can take months, if not years. But for those individuals we also know that bereaved individuals are more at risk for mental health problems suchas depression and substance abuse and increased suicide. We offer assistance to those who need to work through this, especially our youth who don’t know what to do next., not only about the death itself, but how to build a new life without the deceased George Floyd. No two people will experience the loss of George the same way, but we want to help you understand your experience and increase your sense of control and help with the adaptation. Your interpretation of the death; you had no control over the circumstances surrounding his death. How someone thinks about life and death has a significant impact on how one will grieve. When someone dies or is killed suddenly or prematurely many basic assumptions about life are challenged. Often resulting a discrepancy between what we the bereaved expected and what actually happened. It is important for society to give people permission to grieve, help guide and support them as they build a new life, as Reverend Al Sharpton said, “It is the Time”, to build a new life for themselves.
We are here to help our youth to provide a framework to understand their experience, identify barriers that they may be facing and to develop strategies to increase their sense of self control thru our CTSS Services (Children’s Therapuetic Skills Services).
George Floyd may be gone physically, but his life remains in our hearts and will prompt police and judicial reform, George still lives!