Sunday, July 9, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief, July 2 - July 8, 2023

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

Public trauma, or vicarious trauma, refers to indirect exposure to a potentially traumatic event. Watching the news, listening to a survivor’s story, or witnessing a tragic event can cause vicarious trauma. When left unaddressed, public trauma can manifest in the psyche, causing PTSD-like symptoms. How to Heal From Public (Vicarious) Trauma « Psychology Today

As wonderful as looking on the bright side twenty-four hours a day might sound, toxic positivity is actually detrimental to our mental health. While hope and positivity are important, like everything else, there must be a balance. Here is some insight from our community of practitioners about toxic positivity, its impact on our mental health, and what we can do instead. Toxic Positivity And Its Impact On Our Mental Health « Grief Watch

As the sun shines brightly and the days grow longer, summer has a way of drawing people outdoors to bask in its warmth. However, amidst the joy and laughter, it’s important to remember that not everyone finds solace during this time of year. For those grieving or feeling isolated, this season can magnify feelings of loneliness. Today, we want to share a few strategies for self-care designed to bring comfort and renewal during July’s quiet moments. Summer Self-Care for the Soul « Heal Grief

Re-awakening of intense grief around the six-month mark is not at all unusual, and in fact is normal and very common. This is why we encourage the bereaved to consider joining a grief support group, most especially at this particular point in their grief journey. Grief Support Group: When Is It Time? « Grief Healing

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