Sunday, January 23, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, January 16 - January 22, 2022

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

If you’re wondering how to better support someone during a crisis, or what to say when someone’s grieving, the Circle of Grief may help. Circle of Grief: Supporting In While Complaining Out « Psych Central

While grief does occur from the loss of a loved one, it also can occur due to the change of a job, a shift or loss of a friendship, moving to a new home, family leaving for college, etc.  The many identities of grief « Idaho State Journal

All around you, she once explained, looking squarely at me across her kitchen table, there are people grieving. They are carrying around the shock and disbelief, the enormity and exhaustion of death. 'Grief is a braggart, a blatherskite, a blustering egomaniac refusing to be ignored’ « The Irish Times

We are so quick to acknowledge the death of someone but not quick enough to acknowledge ended relationships, loss of a job, divorces, loss of finances, loss of friendships, miscarriages, loss of identity, expectations, aging, or retirement. Grief, The Dismissed Yet Common Experience «

"My sister died unexpectedly from a drug overdose. I feel guilty, I feel abandoned, I feel angry that she did this, I feel angry because the people in the cubicle at work next to me are laughing, I'm devastated for my family because I KNOW they’re hurting so badly, I feel so unbelievably sad, I feel heartbroken....I've never had my heart shattered like this." Surviving A Sibling’s Overdose Death « Grief Healing 

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