Monthly Archives: March 2014

Grief Group

By Robert Lanz, LCSW My boss, a sensitive woman, thought I might get quickly burned-out witnessing the amount of death and loss that I did at the busy ER where we worked. Too much crying. Too much hopelessness. Too much … Continue reading

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Those Girls

by Robert Lanz, LCSW From my friend and colleague Dr. Drew Pinsky “You want to know the common denominator among my patients? They all had traumatic experiences in early life that caused them to feel helpless, powerless and in grave … Continue reading

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From the Past

by Robert Lanz, LCSW Sometimes they show up again and bring something so unexpected that the pain and pleasure begin to intertwine in a way that defies description. The simplest request brings on the heaviest flashback. There’s a mom down … Continue reading

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Suicidal Tendencies

by Robert Lanz, LCSW “There is a fine line between self-directed violence and an ambivalence for life.”   — Robert Bossarte, V.A. suicide expert Most people who come to the emergency room exhibiting  suicidal behavior don’t want to be dead.  If … Continue reading

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Movie Makers

by Robert Lanz, LCSW “Think how to fit disparate things together.”  – Jonah Berger, Marketing Professor, Wharton School of Business I hate to be the guy who would stereotype anyone. That said, generally speaking, most gunshot victims are black or … Continue reading

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