Sunday, July 24, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, July 17 - July 23, 2022

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

The dying process usually starts well before death actually occurs. Learn how to recognize the signs of approaching death from one month to one day. The End of Life Stages Timeline: What to Expect « VeryWellHealth

Prolonged grief has officially been recognized as a mental health disorder. This new definition and terminology risks pathologizing common grief reactions, and it will likely create an inaccurate societal expectation about what grief should look like. The Hidden Dangers of Pathologizing Grief « Medscape Nurses

Trying to perform your job while dealing with a shock or something traumaic can be incredibly difficult. That is why it's crucial for workplaces to offer the right support for anyone going through a difficult life period. How to support employees dealing with grief or trauma « The HR Director 

The author's husband died four years ago. She says her two kids grieve in different ways and explains how she supports them when they both need her. Mom Shares How to Support Kids As They Grieve a Family Member's Death 

On SportsCenter, Scott Van Pelt pays tribute to his dog and faithful companion, Otis. One Big Thing: Otis the King « YouTube 

Many symptoms of grief-related depression directly involve coping responses to shame.  How We Grieve Changes, Endings, and Unfulfilled Goals « Psychology Today

When Lizzie Pickering's young son Harry died in 2000, she embarked on a journey to understand grief, how to live with it and how to help other people when their life has changed. In this podcast she shares the lessons she's learned from her own experiences and those of others. Is there a place for grief at work? « The Future of Work Podcast 

We’ve asked you, our people, to share the words and gestures that have proven helpful after a loss; which ones hurt more than they heal? Condolences: A guide on what to say in moments of grief « Scalawag 

A Personal Perspective: Changing our perception of grief can help us through it. How Embracing Grief Can Help Us Heal and Grow « Psychology Today 

"I am totaly amazed with myself. My beloved dog got taken away very suddenly a week ago, hit and run, and I am a basket case over that. I know pets are not human, but does that make the loss any less?" In Grief: When Pet Loss Feels Worse Than Person Loss « Grief Healing 

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