Sunday, September 5, 2021

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, August 29 - September 4, 2021

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

When my yellow Lab died last spring, I was flattened by an overwhelming sadness that’s with me still. And that’s normal, experts say, because losing a pet is often one of the hardest yet least acknowledged traumas we’ll ever face. How to Grieve for a Very Good Dog « Outside Online

 From time immemorial, it seems that bereaved people have possessed a need to do just that: to enact the emotions and memories that we cannot easily verbalize. Why Doing Matters in Grief « GriefPerspectives

The truth is that we as humans do not get over grief. There is no shutting the door. There is no tidy resolution or total sense of completion. There is no discrete end point. Just as love goes on, so too does grief. Putting Closure on the Word "Closure" in Grief « AfterTalk 

Evidently anywhere from 10-30% of people who’ve been sick with Covid report “Long Covid”, and a recent study in JAMA Network Open reported that out of 150 outpatients who initially had a mild COVID-19 infection, about one-third reported persistent symptoms as long as nine months after the illness. If You’re a COVID Long-Hauler or Worried About Re-Infection, This Ask BR Will Interest You! « Health Journeys 

My mom died of cancer 3 months ago, after 7 years of fighting. I am 22 years old and I have lost everything that was normal. In Grief: "I've Lost Everything That Was Normal" « Grief Healing  

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