Sunday, June 20, 2021

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, June 13 - June 19, 2021

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

When compared with every other human group with whom grievers typically interact, animals provided significantly more support than family, friends, colleagues, therapists, social workers, medical staff, spiritual providers and more. Too often with humans, fear gets in the way of love. Animals simply just show up. Social work professor Joanne Cacciatore explores animals’ abilities to help those dealing with grief « ASU News

 Nurse Joan Cabarrus discovered another way she could help people: creating custom sculptures for those grieving the loss of their pet. Nurse Turned Sculptor Helps People Heal Through Her Insanely Realistic Dog Sculptures « This Dog's Life

How do you answer a family member when they ask you how much longer their loved one has to live? That is a question most family members want to know and one that there is not a concrete answer we can give. Nobody Can Say For Sure When Death Will Happen « BK Books 

To get bereavement leave, you need to write a bereavement leave letter to the employer. This may not be what you want to do right now, but it’s the step you need to take to get the free days that you need. The following guide will help you. How To Write a Bereavement Leave Letter « AfterTalk Weekly 

Online grief support groups can provide people going through bereavement with a healing space for their loss. Grief Healing is among The 7 Best Online Grief Support Groups in 2021 « Psych Central 

Chollie was a gift meant to ease grief. That’s one of the first things I learned about my friend Gail Sheehy’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Gaining Gail Sheehy's Dog: Passages Through Grief and Friendship « American Kennel Club

It's normal to grieve when someone close to you dies. But what about the feelings that come with the loss of a job, or a long-awaited milestone? That's grief too, experts say — and it's normal. The Importance Of Mourning Losses (Even When They Seem Small) « Life Kit : NPR

It’s a struggle just to sit in class and not cry somedays... and everyone around me pretends nothing ever happened. How can I possibly deal with my father's death when life won't slow down long to even breathe? In Grief: Nursing Student Struggles With Father Loss « Grief Healing 

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