Sunday, May 29, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, May 15 - May 28, 2022

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

Originally designated as a day “to cherish tenderly the memory of our heroic dead,” Memorial Day is held on the last Monday of May each year. The holiday offers us a great opportunity to recognize and honor the sacrifice of these dedicated service members and their families. Making the Most of Memorial Day « Grief Healing

 It’s common to want to find a way to honor your loved one’s memory. Social media can be an excellent platform for a loving tribute. You can reach family and friends with ease, as well as have a space to celebrate the person’s life together, in a meaningful and artful way. Here’s what you need to know: Memorializing a Loved One on Social Media « The Gift of Second

Losing a loved one involves a particular kind of grief. Deaths of people you’ve never met can elicit a different — but no less palpable — kind of community-level response. It’s known as “collective grief.” And experts say it’s rewiring our brains, impairing our ability to reason and make good decisions on a large scale. Collective grief from school shootings, pandemic is rewiring brains « CNBC Make It

Those who provide help to bereaved people work particularly hard to provide helpful comments that do not minimize the loss, do not make meaning prematurely, and that do not discredit the experience of loss in all of its dimensions. It is amazing how all of this careful work with bereaved people can be so quickly “undone” by one or two careless comments. Helping the Bereaved Respond to Well-Intentioned Comments « Grief Perspectives

Whether anticipated or unexpected, the pain that follows the death of a child is likely to feel overwhelming and endless. Find guidance on grieving the loss of a child here. Grieving the Loss of a Child: Reactions, Coping, Finding Help « VeryWellHealth

In her new book, Dr. Mary Lamia combines psychological insights with case examples from her decades of work with grieving clients that illustrate how loved ones who have died are always alive within us — regardless of spiritual beliefs. Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over « Times Publishing Group, Inc. 

Author J. Ivanel Johnson shares here the inspiration bestowed upon her by her grandmother through many decades ~ and how a death-bed promise she made to her 30 years ago has finally been kept. Voices of Experience: A Promise At Passing « Grief Healing 

Studies show that more than 140,000 children in the US have lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you’re a high school or a college student, such loss can have fundamental effects on your well-being and academic performance. Helping College Students Cope with Grief & Loss  « AfterTalk 

I am writing a research paper on pet loss for one of my classes, and I’m hoping you’d be willing to provide more information on some questions I’d like to ask you. Pet Loss: Questions from A College Student « Grief Healing 

I’ve learned that there is no timeline for grief. There’s no expiration date. Whether it’s been days or decades since you lost someone, it can still hurt as much as the moment they left. My Best Friend Unexpectedly Died. Here's What I Learned About Unrelenting Grief. « Yahoo! News

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