Sunday, July 17, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, July 10 - July 16, 2022

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

The key to overcoming sorrow and sadness is to remember that you will get past it in time — even though you can’t possibly see how at the present. Overcoming Sorrow « PsychCentral

Clinicians can help young patients integrate existing belief systems to process grief. What Comes After Death? « MedPage Today

A nursing professor at the University of Alberta led a study on grief triggers. One significant discovery from interviewees was that humour is a grief trigger but also aided people in getting through the grieving process. Study finds that humour can aid in the grieving process « The Gateway

Estrangement is its own kind of loss and feeling grief over it is perfectly legitimate and normal. But to many, that loss isn’t easily quantifiable because it wasn’t caused by death. Disenfranchised grief: Why mourning an estranged relationship is valid « Metro News 

As caring bystanders, we may not know how to respond, help, or approach those who are grieving. We're worried we'll say the wrong thing and upset the grieving person, but, therefore, we may end up doing nothing at all. Here is a helpful guide to support those facing loss: What to Say, and Not to Say, to Someone Who's Grieving « Psychology Today 

COVID-19 deaths tend to be more unexpected and traumatic than other types of deaths. A sociologist explains the mental health burdens facing the millions who’ve lost a relative to the coronavirus. 1 in 8 U.S. deaths from 2020 to 2021 came from COVID-19 – leaving millions of relatives reeling from distinctly difficult grief « The Conversation

You may be surprised at the resources that can build out a grief support network in your organization.While some practicalities like getting back to work will arise, creating a support network can help you, and your employees, along the way. How To Create A Network To Manage Grief In Your Organization « Forbes

Instead of a broad, uncertain experience that is deeply individualized, mourners often internalize beliefs about how they should experience their own grieving process. The truth about grief is far gentler. 6 Things Everyone Should Understand About Grief « Psychology Today 

"I enjoy seeking these poems/writings as they are indeed comforting and they stimulate your thought process allowing you to really see the light so to speak." In Grief: Finding Comfort in Writings « Grief Healing 

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