Sunday, December 13, 2020

Understanding and Managing Grief, December 6 - December 12, 2020

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

There is a misconception that grief is just sadness (maybe with some anger thrown in). The reality? Grief feels like so many things. Grief feelings can change from day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute. And they are ALL NORMAL. What Does Grief Feel Like? « What's Your Grief? 

It is only natural that you want to protect your children from being upset at all costs, but it is not necessarily a bad thing that they are introduced to the concept of loss at a relatively early age. After all, death is – sadly – the one inevitability of life, and we all have to come to terms with it at some point. Should you take children to a funeral? « AK Lander

 Bereavement leave won't help grieving employees excel at work. Good leadership can. Policies Alone Fall Woefully Short In Dealing With Grief In The Workplace « Chief Executive

With the rituals of grief and mourning brutally curtailed, experts say the effects on the health of those left behind could be profound, and will weigh on the American psyche for years to come. Drive-by burials and FaceTime farewells: Grief in the Covid era « STAT

Grieving the loss of a loved one may be particularly difficult for some this holiday season, but experts say there are some steps you can take that may help. 7 Tips for Managing Grief Over the Holidays During COVID-19 « Healthline

"I wonder if I might turn out to become one of those complicated grief people. I have all the risk factors. I'm not usually a drinker or a drug taker -- I've been regularly using alcohol and Serax (oxazepam) since my husband died."  In Grief: Mixing Drugs with Alcohol « Grief Healing

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