Norman Fried

Norman J. Fried, Ph.D., is director of psycho-social services for the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop University on Long Island, New York. A clinical psychologist with graduate degrees from Emory University, he has also taught in the medical schools of New York University and St. John's University, and has been a fellow in clinical and pediatric psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fried is a Disaster Mental Health Specialist for The American Red Cross of Greater New York, and he has a private practice in grief and bereavement counseling on Long Island. He is married with three sons and lives in Roslyn, New York. His website is


Mother’s Death Means ‘Losing Our World’, 05 May 2010

What is the Meaning of Hope?, 20 Apr 2010

What is the Role of Anger in Grief?, 18 Dec 2009

Alleged Killings by U.S. Soldier Remind Us of War’s Psychological Toll, 31 May 2009

How Do You Honor Deceased Colleague?, 29 May 2009

When a Child is Dying, What Do Classmates Need to Know?, 13 Apr 2009

Publicizing End of Life: Has Reality TV Gone Too Far?, 27 Feb 2009

Friends Keep Pushing to “Get Over” the Loss, 13 Feb 2009

Reflections on a Suicide on the Internet, 16 Dec 2008

A Death on “Black Friday”: What is Our Moral Imperative?, 11 Dec 2008

The Choice to End Treatment: Whose Decision is It?, 24 Nov 2008

Memory as Medicine: How One Heals After a Trauma, 03 Nov 2008

The Poetry of Death: Can It Comfort Us?, 09 Oct 2008

How Families Survive Trauma and Loss, 03 Oct 2008

Survivors of 9/11: Rediscovering the Heroes Inside, 11 Sep 2008

9/11 and the ‘Shelf Life’ of Grief, 09 Sep 2008

The Story Of Gana: What Animals Teach About Grief, 03 Sep 2008

The Lessons of Father’s Day, 19 Jun 2007