Sunday, May 28, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief, May 21 - May 27, 2023

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

Children process grief differently from adults. The grief and sacrifice of a child who loses a parent in military combat are ongoing. Children can process the death of a soldier parent, but the realness and permanence may be hard to accept. Memorial Day: A Hidden Audience in Grief « Psychology Today

No one died, but sometimes it feels like parts of me have as a result of my chronic illnesses. So much of what my best friend described was how I felt about life post-diagnosis. Her vulnerability during that call, and education over the many years of our friendship, allowed me to put into words for the first time a feeling I’d been experiencing since becoming chronically ill, but never knew how to express: grief. I didn’t know if I was allowed to identify with grief because my experience felt different. Chronically Catherine: Little Miss Grief « Daily Trojan

With grief being such a nebulous, unpredictable force, BACP-accredited therapist Jackie Rogers has shared some of the things not to do when supporting someone through grief. Here's how to navigate a tough time together. Therapist Reveals 7 Things To Avoid When Your Partner Is Grieving « Huffington Post

Children and adolescents grieve just as deeply as adults, but depending on their cognitive and emotional development, they will experience and express their grief differently from the grown-ups around them. Moving in and out of grief is natural for youngsters, and the symptoms of grief may come and go, varying in intensity. Their response will depend on the knowledge and skills available to them at the time of the loss. Supporting Children and Adolescents in Grief « Grief Healing

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