Sunday, January 29, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief, January 22 - January 28, 2023

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

Unlike other causes of death (like illnesses or accidents), which happen to the person, suicide is an act performed by the person who has chosen death, leaving bereaved survivors with guilt and haunting questions. Healing and Rebuilding Your Life After a Spouse's Suicide

The organization provides a live advocate to support a family through the funeral or cremation. Then it keeps in contact with the family for up to a year to help foster healthy grieving. Help wanted: Using your past grief to support others hurting « Spectrum News

Approach the topic gently, with truth and compassion.  How to Help Children Cope With Death and Grief « Psychology Today

From Bali to China, Italy to India, the way people grieve varies greatly across the world. Grief and mourning can look very different depending on where you live and come from. Death and dying: how different cultures deal with grief and mourning « The Conversation

In her new book, Good Grief: On Loving Pets Here and Hereafter author E.B. Bartels writes about the human-pet bond and why their pets' passing can cause owners profound grief.  Why a pet's death hits so hard « WBUR

A hospice referral is a win-win. You win if they say it is too soon and you are not appropriate for hospice care, or you win by coming onto the hospice program and getting much needed guidance, information, and support. I know people think of hospice as caring for those people that are dying, but remember we are all dying. Hospice guides and supports people who are in the final act of living. The True Value of End of Life Support « Barbara Karnes, RN

Humans crave information and closure, especially when it pertains to the loss of a loved one. When we do not get either, we experience an ‘ambiguous loss.’  A Psychologist Explains How To Deal With This Invisible Form Of Grief « Forbes

We owe it to ourselves to remember that "prolonged" grief is hardly unusual or deviant. It is the most normal result of a deeply felt love. Grief seems to be having a public comeback. Good. « Central Maine

Guilt and shame often go hand in hand, but that doesn’t mean they’re the same thing. While guilt is a response to a specific event or behavior, shame affects how you feel about yourself. Learn the difference between guilt and shame to better cope with your feelings. Guilt vs. Shame: What’s the Difference? « Talkspace

Estimates indicate that nearly 7% of children in the U.S. will experience the death of a sibling or parent by the age of 18. Overcoming the cultural taboo around dealing with grief is especially important for teachers and other education personnel. Supporting Students Through the Grief Process « Public News Service

"My counselor came. We talked. I told her about my horrible feelings about other people who have been ill and are recovering. Instead of feeling good for them like a proper empathetic person should do, I feel sorry that they are getting better. How totally awful is that?" Acknowledging Jealousy and Anger in Grief « Grief Healing

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