Sunday, October 16, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief & Pet Loss, October 9 - October 15, 2022

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

While pathologizing the normal can be harmful, so too can its reverse: We don’t always know for ourselves, or recognize for others, when help is needed. And the science shows that being locked in long-term, unrelenting grief can take a heavy toll. There Are No ‘Five Stages’ of Grief « The Atlantic

 How often do we leave our companion animals home alone, never stopping to consider what would happen to them if something unexpected happened to us? Circumstances may be such that we're unable to get home to water, feed or take our pets outside to relieve themselves. Pet Loss: Caring For Your Pet When You Cannot « Grief Healing

While shadowloss is a new word created to help people better describe a shared experience, academics have long observed that non-death losses can result in grief — and that many do not feel entitled to this grief. In some instances, this is called disenfranchised grief. The loss is not openly acknowledged and viewed outside societal grieving rules.  Grief experts reveal a new word for social loss — and 3 strategies to heal « INVERSE

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