Sunday, December 19, 2021

Understanding and Managing Grief, December 12 - December 18, 2021

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

Pets become close members of our families. When they are gone, the grief of their passing can be immense. Here's how to show up for someone going through this loss. What Not To Say To People Grieving A Sick, Lost Or Dead Pet « HuffPost Life 

The latest installment of Sex and the City has unleashed a mini-controversy — but for some, the drama has the power to stir up painful real-life memories.  Spoiler alert: Grief is never over 'Just Like That' « The Hill

 Managing grief in this creative way is not unusual and is healthy, according to the Harvard Medical School who suggest that “disclosing deep emotions through writing can boost immune function as well as mood and wellbeing”. How to understand your grief through writing « The Conversation

A new study published in the pre-print server medRxiv aimed to generate an understanding of the overall challenges that the people experiencing bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic faced. Challenges of bereavement during the #COVID19 pandemic « News-Medical

The key is to understand the big picture of grief, determine how to create an organizational culture that honors and supports those who are grieving, and plan how to help people as individuals through their grief. Coming to Terms With Grief « Provider Magazine

Behind the statistics are real people with real life stories of illness, death, disruption, sorrow and even despair. These complex narratives cannot be calculated in numbers or presented as statistics. Loss and grief in the #COVID19 pandemic: more than counting losses and moving on « The Conversation

Whether you simply appreciate the magic of music or create your own, music can provide you with many of the tools you need to navigate your grief effectively. Music can help us process feelings of loss « AfterTalk 

Dr. Katherine Shear: I applaud the new name and official status. To be clear, I am not an advocate of pathologizing grief. I make the assumption that grief is the natural response to loss, and that it is not pathological. Complicated grief is DSM-5 Prolonged Grief Disorder « The Center for Prolonged Grief 

"Every time I think about it I freeze and my stomach feels like I'm going down the worlds largest roller coaster! Any words of wisdom from you would be kindly appreciated!" In Grief: Dreading Mom's Stone-Setting Ceremony « Grief Healing 

There are many things we expect to experience in our lives, but the death of a sibling is not one of them. How I (Barely) Survived My Sister's Death « YourTango 

Losing a loved one can cause deep grief, but what happens when you're grieving something that never existed? Grieving the loss of something no one can see « Stuff

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