I thought it was a good time to talk about grief. As I write this, it’s the 16th anniversary of September 11. People are reeling from the recent hurricanes. And there is your own personal loss.

People don’t often talk about grief. It makes us uncomfortable. It’s not an easy discussion to have. But in Insights at the Edge, grief counselor Patrick O’Malley shares that it’s presence, not saying the “right,” thing that can be most helpful to someone suffering from grief. He also says that sharing your story to people who will listen with an open heart is most healing.

This week our top posts on depression, narcissism and emotional neglect offer new stories that may grow you closer to understanding why you feel the way you do. Self-understanding and awareness are paths to healing. I hope it’ll get you through the emotional storm you’re currently in.

The Unseen Root of Many Disorders: Childhood Emotional Neglect
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – It’s the one thing your therapist may have overlooked when it comes to the root of your issues with depression, anxiety, personality disorders and suicidal thoughts.

12 Classic Propaganda Techniques Narcissists Use to Manipulate You
(Narcissism Decoded) – This explains why you doubt yourself, feel manipulated or confused after interacting with a narcissist.

The Biggest Misconception about Narcissism
(Liberation After Narcissistic Abuse) – If you think there’s hope for change and self-awareness in your narcissistic partner, please read this.

When Narcissists Say “I Was Worried and Concerned About You”
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – Is worry just another excuse for control? This may remind you of someone you know.

When Depression Distorts Reality
(Bipolar Laid Bare) – You’re in a fog of depression and don’t even know it. Here’s how depression is affecting your perspective on things.