Sunday, September 29, 2019

Caregiving & Grief, September 22 - September 28, 2019

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Spousal caregivers are largely fending for themselves, according to a new study published in the June issue of Health Affairs. Spousal Caregivers Are a Lonely Bunch, « Seven Ponds Blog

Written after the death of her son, Denise Riley’s Time Lived, Without Its Flow finds radical and consoling ways to understand bereavement. Max Porter on the book everyone should read about grief: 'I felt changed', « The Guardian

Grief after non-death losses—like the voluntary “laying down” of one’s career—are often disenfranchised in our society. Today, I Chose Loss, « Grief Perspectives

Losing my husband makes me feel deeply (and more painfully) the loss a family member is experiencing. And this empathy of grief brings back tough memories. Extraordinary Empathy of Grief, « The Artful Caregiver

Many people believe that one should “get over” their grief. This especially happens with men and grief, as men may feel like they have to carry on and get over their emotions (largely due to societal expectations). Why We Can’t Just 'Get Over' Grief, « The Good Men Project

The brightly colored threads which had weaved together to form the story of your life have significantly faded and worn with every passing year. What does that mean for the loved ones left behind? The Fading Tapestry of a Life Once Lived « Alive in Memory

One Bryan hospital is taking care of their caretakers with a new addition to its staff. Local hospital adds new staff member to help with health, « KBTX-TV

I am very young, and people keep telling me to be strong. Yet, when I am "strong," people question why I'm not grieving. Teen Grief: "People Criticize The Way I Grieve," « Grief Healing

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