Grief and Loss in Las Vegas: In Light of the Las Vegas Massacre, We Focus on Emotional Pain and Healing; Dr. Kristen Willeumier Joins us Lending a Personal as well as a Neurobiological Perspective

The recent massacre in Las Vegas is reportedly the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. This is a cold fact that does not even begin to touch the surface of the human loss and suffering being experienced by the friends and family of those who have been killed, along with the pain and challenges facing those who were wounded.

Two months ago our Editor in Chief, Chris Yandek, moved to Las Vegas. Now, CYInterview is based in Las Vegas. Prior to that move, we had been covering the entertainment capital of the world more and more.

A week ago this past Friday evening, Chris went over to an intersection near Mandalay Bay where a candle and flower memorial had been placed for those killed and wounded during the shooting. The lead photo for this segment shows a tribute to those who have died.

Joining Chris and me for this segment is CYInterview regular, neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier. Kristen provides us with great insight and analysis on dealing with loss both from a personal as well as a neurobiological point of view. Dr. Willeumier was recently featured in the October edition of Marie Claire in an article titled Meet the Extensionists: People Who Believe Immortality Is Possible.

Kristen is mourning the recent, sudden loss of her father, a Vietnam veteran and firefighter and so, this segment takes on special meaning for her. We wish her and her family well at this difficult time.

Grief and loss are challenging things to deal with. We hope this segment might, in some small way, be able to help people with healing and strengthening themselves.

You can listen to the entire CYInterview below:

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Check out Dr. Willeumier’s article in Marie Claire clicking here.

See Dr. Willeumier’s work in the new book The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience you can find clicking here.

Her official website is here.

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