Sunday, June 21, 2020

Understanding and Managing Grief, June 14 - June 20, 2020

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

After my husband died, an old friend asked me what he could offer me, beyond words. I thought of something that our young sons could treasure. Your Papa Is Right Here’ « Modern Loss

Consider this resource if you are having a grief crisis. We’re here for you 24/7. Crisis Text Line « Crisis Text Line

The pandemic creates both a need and an opportunity to help kids deal with difficult emotions. To Process Grief over COVID-19, Children Need Empathetic Listening « Scientific American

The present study investigates the efficacy of an Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy program for bereaved people suffering complicated grief . . . Participants in the treatment group (n = 26) improved significantly . . .   Internet-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Complicated Grief: A Randomized Controlled Trial « PubMed

Tips for navigating Father's Day without him, and how you can find your own way of remembering him. Tips for coping with grief on Father’s Day « Counselling Directory

Here's what I learned about embracing a new dynamic with a surviving parent. My Relationship With My Dad Changed After My Mom Died « Modern Loss

"I lost my dad to suicide on March 14, 2017 . . . Father’s Day arrived just three months later, and I was adamant that I did not want to even acknowledge the day." Life and Father's Day without my Dad « The Gift of Second

A natural characteristic of grief that is exacerbated by our societal view is the tendency for the bereaved to feel isolated. During this time of COVID-19, this sense of isolation has been multiplied many times over. Grief support from a distance « Piscataquis Observer

For practical suggestions on how to cope with grief and loss on Father’s Day ~ or on how to better understand and support a father in grief ~ you're invited to read one or more of the articles listed here. Coping with Grief on Father’s Day: Selected Resources « Grief Healing

Supporting grieving children and teens during  the COVID-19 global health crisis: When Your World Is Already Upside Down « The Dougy Center

Dr. Robert Neimeyer answers a letter from a writer for her high school newspaper who requested an interview. Unpredictability of Grief: a Letter to Sofia « AfterTalk

"I recently lost my father and I am unable to handle my loss. I don't know why, but I want to dig him up and bring him back to life." In Grief: Seeking Help for Father Loss « Grief Healing

It’s one week before Father’s Day. Those of us without our fathers feel varied emotions converging on our psyche. Fatherless Fathers Day « Grief Dialogues

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