Sunday, May 24, 2020

Understanding and Managing Grief, May 17 - May 23, 2020

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

We can’t visit the dying in hospitals, and we can’t gather for funerals—but technology can lessen the pain. Grief in the Time of COVID-19 «  Scientific American

Hospice provider VITAS Healthcare will launch a national grief helpline that will offer support from the company’s bereavement care professionals and social workers to those who are grieving a loved one during the novel coronavirus outbreak. VITAS to Launch COVID-19 Grief Helpline « Hospice News

As someone who knows loss, a widow and mom of a high school senior tells teens and parents their graduation grief is real.  Class of 2020: Grieving the losses of COVID-19 « TODAY

Without the distractions of everyday life, events and trips to plan, people to see, restaurants to try, and retail therapy, it’s easy to feel adrift. But, when you’re also grieving the loss of a love one, life in isolation has its own unique challenges. Grief in the Time of Isolation « The Grief Dialogues

For some people, the grief that COVID-19 has wrought is painfully apparent. Serious illness, death, unemployment, isolation, severe anxiety, depression. But even people who seem to be doing ok are having trouble coping with the pandemic. What grief is teaching all of us « Catching Health

I am finally understanding why blanket statements such as grief lasts forever are hurtful.  These statements hijack the truth of what it really means to grieve. The Amateurs of Grief « Second Firsts

During a time of social isolation and the novel coronavirus, it can be difficult to process your grief when you cannot connect with others as easily. Grief: A guide to grieving during the COVID-19 pandemic « Vital Record

We are all experiencing grief in different ways during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's how we can be supporting each other and ourselves as we try to navigate it. Experts Weigh In On Grieving During Coronavirus Pandemic « PEOPLE

Before widowhood, I’d never heard about grief brain, and I probably would not have understood how sitting to watch a show on television could be a struggle. ‘Grief Brain’ Has Stolen My Ability To Enjoy Entertainment Like I Used To « Yahoo!

If you are like me, you want to know if the person you miss is at peace, happy, and is okay. You may have asked, “Is my loved one really in heaven? or “Is her spirit still with me?” Voices of Experience: Noticing The Signs « Grief Healing

Three weeks after her husband died, I called the widow to see how she was doing. Sadly, the man had died shortly after the state had put a shelter-in-place restriction on most gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemic means delayed grief for those who mourn « The Dialog

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