Sunday, July 31, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, July 24 - July 30, 2022

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

The language of closure can often create confusion and false hope for those experiencing loss. Individuals who are grieving feel more supported when they are allowed time to learn to live with their loss and not pushed to find closure. Pushing 'closure' after trauma can be harmful to people grieving – here's what you can do instead « The Conversation

Let’s all do our part to not over-complicate the grief of the vast majority of individuals whose experience with loss is the journey of remaking their life after a significant loss by enfolding that loss into the rest of their lives. It simply isn’t more complex than that. How Long Should Grief Last? « Grief Perspectives

The emotional effects of grief are well known, but physical symptoms are common as well. Researchers have made clear connections between grief and certain bodily changes, including effects on heart health, sleep patterns, moods, and more. Grief and the Body: Symptoms, Coping Strategies, and Outlook « Healthline

Only in recent years have I come to understand the grief one can experience for those who still are alive. As I have dealt with people experiencing diminishment and dementia, I have gained a new appreciation for how we grieve for the living. Grieving for those who still are here « Baptist News Global 

"As a child I was sexually abused starting at the age of 4, by my older siblings . . . what can you say to a broken-hearted daughter? Am I too hard on myself or what?" In Grief: Surviving The Trauma of Abuse « Grief Healing 

Schools could be the ideal place to help grieving kids, because teachers and counselors know who the children are who have lost a parent or caregiver. And schools are where kids spend most of their time. Grieving parents lost to COVID, kids find help in school-based support groups « NPR 

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