Sunday, December 26, 2021

Understanding and Managing Grief, December 19 - December 25, 2021

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

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has named prolonged grief disorder a condition as people increasingly experience ongoing loss. Prolonged Grief Receives New Recognition « Seven Ponds 

There are two situations in which talking about your loss may do you more harm than good. When It Helps to Talk About Your Grief (and When It Doesn't) « lifehacker

Safety measures to prevent the deadly coronavirus have disrupted the normal grieving process in some of the following ways: Managing Traumatic Grief and Coping After National Crises « AfterTalk Weekly

Grieving is a form of learning, says a scientist who studies the brain's response to loss. When someone you love dies, you have to learn new rules for navigating the world and your brain has to adapt. How grief and loss affect your brain, and why it takes time to adapt « NPR 

This story came to me over the Internet a while ago. I've since learned that it was taken from a piece originally written by Bob Perks, and it is reprinted here with his permission. I hope it touches your heart as it does my own: This Holiday Season and Beyond: I Wish You Enough « Grief Healing 

We are often caught between grief and joy, solace and pain. Suffering overshadows our celebrations like the cross which seems to eclipse our view and expectation of the manger at Christmas. A season of joy — and grief « Riverhead LOCAL 

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