Sunday, August 7, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, July 31 - August 6, 2022

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

If you are unsure whether you are experiencing grief or finding it challenging to work through bereavement, grief counseling can offer support and helpful ways to bring meaning to the loss and allow you to move forward through your grief. Grief Counseling: What It Is, and Therapist Finder Resources « Very Well Health

This psychologist created her own mantra to help manage profound grief after the sudden death of her husband. The Remarkable Lesson of Grief « Next Avenue 

A historical, global view shows there's no best practice for mourning pets. Good Grief: The Importance of Loving Pets in Life and Death « Psychology Today

After the sudden death of her younger sister Triona in 2017, Tyrone woman Maeveen McNabb and her sisters founded the Sibling Grief Club as a space for other bereaved siblings to access coping resources.  Sibling loss: ‘The grief was so physical and so tangible… I actually thought I was having some sort of breakdown’ «

As of the writing of this, 67 percent of American households, 84.9 million homes, own “some sort of pet,” according to the American Pet Products Association. And yet, despite those millions of pet owners all over the globe, and despite the inevitable loss that comes with that relationship, the ways people grieve a dead pet aren’t always taken very seriously. Visiting Mariah Carey’s Cat’s Grave: Reflections on Disenfranchised Grief « Literary Hub 

As National Missing Persons Week begins, the founder of an advocacy network for families reflects on the ambiguous loss. The complicated grief when a family member goes missing « The Monthly 

It’s best to be straightforward and specific while still remaining age-appropriate. How To Explain Death to a Child « Cleveland Clinic 

The Missing Persons Advocacy Network (MPAN) has joined forces with creative technology agency whiteGREY, a global expert, and the loved ones of missing persons across 8 countries, to launch a world-first therapeutic language tool designed to help affected family and friends navigate ambiguous loss. Grieving Those We Never Farewelled « LBBOnline 

Family, community and society help us bear loss. We need expanded understandings of whose grief is valid to reduce disenfranchised grief. Sturdier webs of relationships help us bear loss. Fragile ones leave us more alone in ways that interfere with acceptance. How Psychology Can Validate Disenfranchised Grief « Psychology Today 

They say misery loves company but what misery really loves is someone who truly understands what you are going through because they are going through the exact same thing. Finding A Friend in Grief « Grief Healing 

Amazon’s Alexa is getting an update that may soothe some grieving souls while making others’ skin crawl. The AI enhancement will enable the device to replicate a deceased loved one’s voice from less than a minute of recording, allowing users the opportunity to connect with memories in a much more extensive manner than simply listening to old voicemail messages or recordings might provide. Is Alexa's voice of the dead a healthy way to grieve a loved one? « SeniorsMatter 

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