Sunday, March 27, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, March 20 - March 26, 2022

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

Grief is usually associated with a loss due to death. There are other losses we grieve: loss of a marriage, relationship or friendship, a job, our health, a miscarriage, and loss of function due to aging. These are all extremely personal losses. Omnipresent Grief  « Couple's Net

Let me share with you what I know about grief from dealing with it in others and myself for over 50 years. The most important thing I know is that the measure of grief is the measure of love. The God Squad: How long should grief last? « New Haven Register

Critics say the diagnosis may pathologize normal behaviors like mourning and doesn't provide a solution to the problems that lead to severe grief. The Debate Over 'Prolonged Grief Disorder' « Gizmodo

The diagnosis may help boost awareness about how debilitating intense grief can be, but critics believe it will just pathologize the emotion. The Controversy Around Recognizing ‘Prolonged Grief Disorder’ as an Official Diagnosis « The Swaddle 

Moira Allen discovered many years ago that people grieving the loss or imminent loss of a pet had few outlets to share their pain and sense of loss. Caring for Your Heart When Your Pet Passes « Healthy Pets

On the anniversary of her child’s death, a mother reflects on five years of missing her daughter. The profound permanence of parental grief « Al Jazeera 

Grief is a healing process that transforms our lives. Every person grieves in a unique way, and it could be unhealthy for that process if it’s started with an expectation that grief will just go away one day. Don't Expect Grief to Go Away « Psychology Today 

Diagnoses such as prolonged grief may encourage the misunderstanding that grief is something we need to get over. Navigating through the grief of loss may be far more complicated if we are involved in a soul mate relationship that shapes our self-concept. Letting Go of a Relationship: Is Grief a Disorder?  « Psychology Today 

The concern among many experts and practitioners in the field of grief and bereavement has been to what extent this effort to label complicated mourning as a psychiatric disorder “pathologizes” normal grief. What Is Complicated Grief? « Grief Healing

In her middle grade novel, The Wolf’s Curseauthor Jessica Vitalis reinvents Grim Reaper mythology. Voices of Experience: Helping Children Find the Light « Grief Healing

According to health experts, mental health problems associated with grief can severely affect your general well-being, especially if you don’t care for yourself. If you are grieving, you must take the necessary steps to save yourself from succumbing to depression. How to Create Healthy Goals While Grieving « Good Men Project

After more than a decade of argument, psychiatry’s most powerful body in the United States added a new disorder this week to its diagnostic manual: prolonged grief. How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer. « Yahoo! News

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