Sunday, May 8, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, April 24 - May 7, 2022

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

Like so many institutions and rituals, the funeral business has undergone extraordinary change during the pandemic . . .The lifting of restrictions is allowing more people to attend funerals in person. With restrictions easing, families begin to turn grief into mourning « London Free Press 

My sadness was not the family’s sadness. My rage, too ugly for them to hold. They were beginning to mourn someone they would miss, and I already mourned someone I never got to have. The Complex Grief of Losing a Mother You Already Mourned « Literary  Hub 

I lost my momma in the same way you lost yours. When I heard Naomi passed on Saturday and read what you wrote about losing her to “Mental illness,” my heart sank for you both. Dear Wynonna and Ashley « The Gift of Second 

Patients and families can request palliative care, but palliative care specialists usually are brought in once the primary clinical team recommends it. Yet many physicians do not, either because they mistakenly equate palliative care with hospice or do not recognize the value that palliative care can bring. What Is Palliative Care? How Is It Different From Hospice? « The Good Men Project

How to make sense of grief, even if you never ‘get over it’ Grief can come from positive memories – and what else you might not know about this difficult emotion « MarketWatch 

For practical suggestions on how to cope with grief on Mother’s Day ~ or on how to better understand and support a mother, daughter, grandmother (or a dad!) in grief ~ you're invited to access one or more of the helpful articles and resources listed here: Coping with Grief on Mother’s Day: Selected Resources « Grief Healing

In a society where conversations about grief aren’t normalized, where there is this invisible barrier to communicating an essential part of life, it can be doubly hard to grieve. Grief is the ghost we don’t know how to talk about « The Georgetown Voice 

How important is it for people who have lost a pet to seek help from a support group? What are some of the more common reasons they have for going to a pet loss support group? And how do they usually feel by the time they get to the support group? Pet Loss: Seeking Support From A Group « Grief Healing 

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