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December 17th, 2012
01:51 PM ET

Understanding stages of grief

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Wolf Blitzer about the stages of grief after losing a loved one.

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  1. Geri Tavares

    Wolf ... don't forget the 911 operators are the first responders – no one ever covers them – they are the ones that got the first calls and dispatched the police and alerted the volunteer firemen – please get some reaction to these people who must be quietly suffering ..... they deserve a shout out ....

    December 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
  2. Jodi Rachkovsky

    Wolf–Clarification– when I said "Your Grief Was Showing"...I meant YOU...but in retrospect...it WAS both you And Obama...you both looked devastated, and we identified with your pain. At first, I was heartbroken, ...now I'm already becoming outraged. It's Heartbreak, Rage, Heartbreak, Rage, Love, Heartbreak, Rage, Love...finally.... SEEK solutions..we Need Solutions...we Demand Solutions.

    Where Does this END?? It ENDS with US! We can Not tolerate or enhance a Killer's wish/need to become infamous through the Media. There is ONE thing we can do right now....Make it a RULE that the Murderer does not receive ANY attention other than the Profile, family history, and evidence. There is No Motive HERE.

    Again, may God help us all to do the right thing, and please give us a hug...we're hurting here.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  3. Jim Thomas

    This is another thing that should not have happened in the USA.Tougher gun laws will not stop this stuff as crooks and scumbags will always get their hands on weapons.He was another protected person by his parents that should have been in an institution for the mentally ill.At least we will not have to take care of him for the rest of his life.GOD BLESS AMERICA and ALL the PEOPLE HE KILLED.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  4. Jodi Rachkovsky

    I have just written President Obama with this Proposal:

    Your Grief is Showing..and I've never been more proud of you. You currently exemplify The World's Pain...and it's cutting Deeper than ever. I'm just a mom with an idea. Since we can't eradicate guns Overnight, or mentally disturbed people amongst us, I have a Proposal, on ending the "Glorification" or "Infamous" aspects of what I want to call the DIM..the Despicable, Idiotic, Mass-Murderers.

    They must go into Obscurity..They must become Merely Another Number. This shooter would henceforth become, DIM#14 or whatever number he is. We should profile them, examine them and their behavior at length, but they do NOT get a Name..They have become Nothing to us. Only their Profiles should remain, and how to protect ourselves from them and aide us in recognizing other potential killers.

    First, they ARE DIM..or Dimmers. They are trying to Dim our lives and spirits..we cannot let them. Secondly, they are trying to get attention...we can't afford to give it to them. Call them what you will..just don't give them Any attention by Name. Any better names? Anyone?? This has to Stop. We have hit a Brick Wall...so should They. God Bless and Comfort the Parents of the Innocents lost in this debacle. Beyond Heartbreaking. May God help us all.

    December 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm |

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