Sunday, October 17, 2021

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, October 10 - October 16, 2021

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

The loss of a pet can be very painful; for us animal lovers, it can hit as hard as losing a human loved one. This pain isn’t helped by a lack of understanding and social support many of us experience after losing a pet. However, a new study reveals that saying goodbye to a pet can be as painful as losing a human loved one, and here’s why. Why losing a dog feels the same as losing a loved one « Newsner

"Yesterday I found out that my beloved Heidi has a tumor. It has not been confirmed if it is cancerous. We are waiting for the results of the pathology. I know the best thing for her is to be put to sleep and I can't stop thinking about it." Pet Loss: Waiting for Biopsy Results « Grief Healing 

Natalie Johnson’s book, An Angel Named Sadie, tells how her 3-month-old’s death changed her life forever. Everett resident writes a portrait of excruciating grief «

Coupled with deep sadness and grief, there is another emotion that sometimes needs to be dealt with, especially when the grief is due to suicide or murder, and that is rage that can result. Thinking Out Loud: Unexpected rage « The Shawnee News-Star

It's been more than a year since Grace Curtis co-founded Cool Change, a social media movement allowing her to open up publicly about her struggles with grief after losing her dad to suicide.  'Far too many of us bereaved' « Newshub 

A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating, and navigating potential treatment options can be stressful and overwhelming. The impact of the disease is not only physiological and physical, but an emotional and psychological experience. Managing grief and depression after mastectomy « Jamaica Observer

When it comes to grief, people speak of time as the great healer. But it is also frightening for it puts a distance between the living and the dead. Time stopped when my son died. Now its passing shapes my grief « The Guardian

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