Sunday, July 30, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief, July 23 - July 29, 2023

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

If the results of this study can be replicated and generalized, it seems that we are left with a major public mental health educational challenge. Whether by lack of knowledge or psychological denial, a large swath of the public may be suffering and not resolving grief normally. Recognizing and Reducing Prolonged Grief « Psychiatric Times

Grief: This word often brings up thoughts of mourning someone we’ve lost. But there are different kinds of grief that can linger for months, or even years. This includes the grief we feel for our life before being diagnosed with a chronic illness. How to Grieve Your Pre-Arthritis Life (Without Spiraling) « Creaky Joints

There’s no time limit on grieving, but disabling symptoms are red flags. When grief lingers and robs life of meaning, it’s time to get help. Is Your Sorrow Disabling? It May Be Prolonged Grief « AARP

The loss of a pet is one of the most acceptable times to ugly cry. And it's not always regarded with the seriousness that losing a family member or friend evokes in others. But knowing how to support the bereaved helps them navigate the path of healing. Here's what the experts say about how to support someone who's lost a pet. How to Help Someone Grieving the Loss of a Pet « Psychology Today

Losing your dog is synonymous with getting your heart broken, leaving you to seek comfort in various ways. Music is one of the best ways to help you get through your loss. We hope that by reading through our compilation, you’ll find some semblance of comfort. 19 Most Comforting Songs About Losing Your Dog « Hello Music Theory

Grief is a natural response to losing something you felt a bond with. This loss ranges from death to the end of a relationship. It could also be the loss of an election or of a body part through amputation. If it significantly affects your ability to function, it may be time to seek professional help. You’ve lost someone you love: 4 signs you may need to seek grief counselling « The Conversation

When finishing up a project, feelings of loss, despair, sadness or emptiness may rise to the surface. To understand creative grief better – and to learn why and how it happens – we’ve called upon a psychologist and three creatives to get some advice. What do you do when a project ends? We explore creative grief and how to deal with it « ItsNiceThat

"So… both of my in-laws passed away in different hospice facilities at different times in S. California. They received no food or water of any kind, just getting pain medications, and they passed within a week." Does Hospice Withhold Food and Drink? « Grief Healing

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