Sunday, November 7, 2021

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, October 31 - November 6, 2021

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

“But for a small but significant group of people, grief doesn’t resolve. It is ongoing, pervasive, intense and debilitating,” said Katherine Shear, professor of psychiatry at the School of Social Work and founding director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University. “This is what we call prolonged grief disorder.”  Prolonged grief disorder is now in the DSM. Here’s what you need to know. « The Washington Post

I know your grief in my soul. Like you, I felt a kind of guilt at feeling such grief at the death of an animal. You said you worry that your love for Gideon was 'greater than it should be.' I have been there, but now I have come to affirm that all grief is sacred. God Squad: Grief at the loss of a beloved pet « Kenosha News

As parents, caretakers, grandparents, and older siblings, it is crucial to be able to recognize how grief can manifest in young children. We sometimes forget that they too can experience the same emotions as we do, but don't exactly know how to process them yet. How can I help my child handle death and grief in a pandemic? « Rappler

Research finds greater public stigma toward those who have a severe grief reaction to loss. Understanding the stigma around loss helps us support those in need and anticipate our own needs around grieving. Responding to the Grief of Others « Psychology Today

The pandemic has highlighted the fact that without a federal bereavement policy, many people are subject to the whims of state legislatures and individual companies.  The American Workplace Isn’t Prepared for This Much Grief « The Atlantic 

Breakups involve change and loss, socially and emotionally, and can often lead to grief. While often painful, relationship splits can offer a unique opportunity for self-reflection and growth. How to Get Over a Breakup « Psych Central  

The holidays can be difficult enough already, but for those impacted by significant loss, they can be a real challenge. Fortunately help is available, both online and in person, as individuals and communities rally to offer information, comfort and support to the bereaved and those who care for them.  Coping with The Holidays: Suggested Resources, 2021 « Grief Healing

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