Sunday, September 12, 2021

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, September 5 - September 11, 2021

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

Like so many of us, Eleanor vividly recalled the precise moments that rattled and scarred our nation. But unlike the rest of us, she carries a separate grief day in, day out, and not just on the anniversary of the 9-11 tragedies. Mothers do that when they lose a child.  A mother’s never-ending grief « Weirton Daily Times

On this day our entire nation is called to remember the anniversary of September 11th. For many Americans the feelings of grief associated with this event may seem as new and as raw as they did when these terrorist attacks first happened in 2001. September 11: Coping with Aftershocks « Grief Healing

How can we begin to process the losses from the pandemic, which has pushed so many people into mourning and affected our mental and physical health? Insight learned from our collective grief two decades ago shows the way toward healing. What We Know About Grief 20 Years After 9/11—And How It's Helping Us Cope With Loss From COVID « Health

Disruptions in normal sleep patterns are very common in the first weeks and months of grief.  If you're having trouble sleeping, you might try some of the simple methods recommended by experts in accredited sleep centers. Tips for Coping with Sleeplessness in Grief « Grief Healing

Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. speaks with Sheila Martello whose husband died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. We Grieve, We Remember, We Support Each Other « AfterTalk 

"Well, it's been a bit over 7 months now and I'd like to say I'm doing wonderfully, but I'm not. I've been feeling pretty terrible and debilitated since my beloved cat died ....despite still DOING things for myself and my future."  Pet Loss: Signs of Progress in Grief « Grief Healing 

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