Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hospice, Grief, & Pet Loss, January 19 - January 25, 2020

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

This post is for you, Mamaw. Thank you for loving me so well, and for showing me that kindness can change the world. Echoes « Bryan C. Taylor

Depression killed my innately joyful sister. When people ask how she died, this is how I respond. 'Was She Sick?' « Modern Loss

Face this profound challenge by staying connected and finding friends who will listen. How Men Grieve « Next Avenue

My grandson’s psychologist told my daughter that our plan of recovery for her son is working better than he had anticipated and that she need not worry about her young son’s natural sadness. Grandson Grief « Kern Valley Sun

The for-profit hospice industry has grown, allowing more Americans to die at home. But few family members realize that "hospice care" still means they'll do most of the physical and emotional work. Patients Want A ‘Good Death’ At Home, But Hospice Care Can Badly Strain Families « Kaiser Health News

The Macon Funeral Home recently added a new member to their staff. Meet Mochi! The 8-week-old Bernese Mountain Dog hoping to share love and comfort during difficult times. Pup with a purpose: Funeral home uses puppy to help grieving families « WLOS

When the funeral is past, the estate settled, and the mourners gone home to their families, there’s one daunting task that remains: dealing with your loved one’s things. Dealing with Stuff After... « AfterTalk Weekly

Absent grief is common, but often when people experience it they wonder, "What's wrong with me?! Why am I not grieving?!" Absent Grief: Why Am I Not Grieving Like I Expected To? « What's Your Grief?

Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center is one of 30 institutions in the country that employs a veterinary social worker. Ohio State's veterinary social worker helps pet owners cope with grief, tough choices, « The Columbus Dispatch

My question is if you might be able to offer some tips for dealing with my parents who recently and suddenly lost their pet dog. Helping Elderly Parents with Pet Loss, « Grief Healing

Seven years ago, my 14-year-old son, Kadian, was killed in a road accident. This is the advice I’d give myself back then.We keep him close, always’: how I survived the loss of my teenage son « The Guardian

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