Sunday, September 4, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, August 28 - September 3, 2022

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

Wherever you might be in your grieving process, support can be found through counseling, which can help you work through grief and heal in a healthier way. Learn more below about the different types of grief, what grief counseling entails and how you might benefit from trying it. Grief Counseling: How It Works, Benefits And More « Forbes Health

Being honest and facing mixed emotions about a loved one's death can help with healing. When a Relationship is Complicated, So Is the Grief Process « Next Avenue  

When I followed Raffi Musiker’s journey in Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard, I was struck by how candid and relatable her story was to me. For the first time, I saw exactly what I had gone through on-screen — and how to make sense of it and heal from it. What Raffi Musiker Taught Me About Traumatic Grief « Star Trek 

If you're looking for a few helpful ways to manage your grief, or at least get a starting point, we spoke with a few therapists and counselors to get some tips on how to heal. How to Cope with Grief - Advice for Getting Through Loss After a Death « Oprah Daily  

Earlier this year, the American Psychiatric Association added Prolonged Grief Disorder to the DSM-5. Rebecca Soffer, author of “The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience”says grief is personal, and doesn’t necessarily follow a specific timeline. Author worries new grief diagnosis could skew how we perceive trauma and loss « KJZZ 

Grief expert and author of the book “The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss”explains grieving from the brain's perspective and why it's different from depression. Grief Changes the Brain: How to Heal After a Loved One's Death « Yahoo!

There are many ways you can experience grief, including grieving someone or something before you’ve actually lost it. It's called anticipatory grief, and it’s not as well-known by the general public as other forms of grief. What Is Anticipatory Grief? - Understanding This Emotion and Loss « Oprah Daily  

The greatest act of compassion we can show other human beings in times of hardship is allowing them the time and space to grieve. But because of the different ways in which grief manifests, we may not know what a person is enduring in their day-to-day life. Grieving with Compassion « Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

August 30 is Grief Awareness Day. It was founded in 2014 by Angie Cartwright, public speaker and activist, with the intention of raising awareness and educating our society on grief.  Grief Awareness Day: Coming out of the darkness and into the light « BCTV 

While the unexpected or untimely death of a loved one is one of the most common traumatic events Americans experience, the journey through these events often remain invisible due to a lack of awareness about how policy decisions and institutional processes impact grief and bereavement. Why Is Our Nation So Far Behind In Grief and Bereavement Services and Policies? « Evermore

"When I was 12 years old, my best friend in the whole world died, one month before her 12th birthday. I can’t seem to move on and recently I got into an argument with someone who told me that I have no clue about death and that I should get over it." In Grief: A Teen Mourns The Death of Her Best Friend « Grief Healing 

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