Sunday, October 9, 2022

Understanding and Managing Grief, October 2 - October 8, 2022

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

Grief is not exclusive to death; other losses occur more often throughout life. Broadening our understanding of grief and bereavement can help create more inclusive and compassionate communities. Grieving When No One Has Died « Psychology Today

The reality is that during the pandemic, many of my students experienced significant trauma and when they returned, they were in a state of healing, but they lacked a sufficient support system at home and at school. My Students Were Grieving. This Assignment Helped Me Understand Their Experiences. « EdSurge News 

Financial advisors can make a difference if they learn how to support clients who are going through death, loss and illness, according  to grief literacy coach Kathi Balasek. Saying “I’m sorry” or “I’m so sorry for your loss” just doesn’t cut it, Balasek said.  What--And What Not--To Say To A Grieving Client « Financial Advisor

"Our duty is to remember them so their place in our lives is one of beauty, a beauty beyond this world. Our duty is to love them boldly, wildly, with every part of our being, and to carry their spirit into the world." Silent Grief: Pregnancy and Infant Loss  « Grief Healing 

When a parent is dealing with the loss of the spouse, they are trying to figure out what to do, who they are and what the future will hold. A simple check-in, either in person or over the phone, can mean so much to the bereaved parent. Sometimes the little things can mean so much, especially when a person is feeling so raw and vulnerable. 7 Ways to Help a Parent Who Has Lost a Spouse « Hospice of the Red River Valley 

"Yesterday was the 4th month anniversary of my Mom's death. I still feel that after this time I have not fully grieved over her, or that if I do, I will not emerge from the pit of despair. Part of me seems to feel that I have no business grieving over her. After all, she was 89 and in poor health. Couldn't I have seen it coming and have better prepared myself for it?" In Grief: Mourning An Elderly Parent « Grief Healing

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