Sunday, July 3, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, June 19 - July 2, 2022

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

Assumptions about the nature of a person's grief based on the type of relationship they shared with the person who died often lead to disenfranchised grieving. What's in a name? Why you can't judge grief by a title « What's Your Grief? 

"I don’t downplay other people’s losses—each is its own unique pain—but the loss of a spouse is perhaps the most world-altering in the day-to-day. It is vast, encompassing every aspect of one’s life." The Infinite Sorrows of Grieving a Spouse « Psychology Today

 When faced with stressful situations, grieving spouses have significant increases in body inflammation, which is associated with a range of health issues, including serious heart troubles and premature death, researchers said.  Grief after death of spouse can lead to major health problems, death « UPI

Grief isn't something to overcome. Grief is complicated, and it is not a do-it-yourself project . . . Reaching out for professional mental health help is the smart and compassionate thing to do for yourself. 7 Things Everyone Should Understand About Grief « Psychology Today 

[This series] aims to provide timely and practical information to help you care for the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of your patients and their families. Each video is 2-5 minutes in length and includes a downloadable resource guide which are provided below. The videos are complimentary and can be accessed via YouTube. Dealing with Grief: A Series of 5 Short, Powerful Videos « Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association

We all want to be happy; in fact, we are created for and called to unending happiness, but not at the expense of avoiding suffering. Part of our growth and development toward becoming fully human is found in learning how to suffer well, which includes learning how to grieve. Grief is the natural, human response to losing something or someone we love. Without love, there is no grief. Letters to a Young Catholic: How to grieve « Our Sunday Visitor 

"I'm a man, 44, and through some wonderful recent life experiences I am just now getting in touch with some very old and very deep sadness. It feels like grief but there's no person I'm grieving over; it's the loss of a normal childhood that I'm feeling deep sadness over. Are there grief support groups on the Internet that help guide people in my situation?" When Grief Is Delayed and Unresolved « Grief Healing

It is perfectly normal to feel a range of intense emotions after the death of a loved one. The funeral is often a time when these emotions first come to the surface. While there is no “right” or “wrong” way to grieve, there are some things that can help you through this difficult time. How to cope with grief after a funeral « WomenFitness Magazine

On the afternoon of December 23, 2011, Judi Merriam's eighteen-year-old son, Jenson, took his life ~ an act that blindsided everyone who knew him ~ changing her life and those of her family forever. Voices of Experience: Living After My Son's Suicide « Grief Healing 

A horrible thing happened today.  My grandfather's pipe broke. It was a cheap corncob pipe that probably cost about $3 when he bought it. So what, right? That would seem like no big deal, but to me it is. It is a big deal to me for a number of reasons, some that make sense and some you just won't understand. The Power of Remembering: My Grandfather's Pipe « Grief Healing 

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