Sunday, February 13, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, February 6 - February 12, 2022

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

Talking to children about death can be challenging. Memorials of Distintion spoke to DR Marianne Trent about how to approach the topic. How to talk to children about death: An Expert Guide « Memorials of Distinction 

Often, individuals with complicated grief reactions were wrongly viewed by health professionals and the general public as weak, too sensitive and needing to buck up and get on with things. Prolonged Grief Disorder « Psychology Today

Grief is never easy, but the unanswered questions, societal stigma, and associated feelings surrounding suicide can make the grieving process longer and more difficult than with other deaths. Coping With Suicide Grief « Very Well Health

America is a nation in grief, yet we are grief-illiterate. The loss of a loved one is unimaginable until it happens to you. Everyone's loss is unique, yet some elements of grief are universal. We can't escape the pain, but we can learn to minimize the suffering. Welcome to Grief: Wish We Weren't Here « Psychology Today

If we take seriously what bereaved people tell us, then it seems the brain can persist in two mutually exclusive beliefs. On the one hand, we have the clear knowledge that a loved one has died, and on the other, the simultaneous magical belief that they will return. On the Persistence of Magical Thinking in the Face of Grief « Literary  Hub 

When a child experiences the death of a loved one it can change their entire outlook on life. 7 Ways to Help a Child Dealing with Grief & Loss « Hello! Magazine

A concerned father asks how to help his family cope with a traumatic loss: "With my son's ASD this bird as he put it was his motivation to get out of bed each day. We all are so devastated and concerned for him." Pet Loss: Supporting A Teen on the Autism Spectrum through Grief « Grief Healing

Grieving the loss of a beloved partner can be particularly challenging when the Valentine’s Day holiday arrives. The unique nature of grieving on Valentine's Day « Herald Bulletin

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