Sunday, August 6, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief, July 30 - August 5, 2023

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

Loss, especially through unexpected events, can disrupt an individual's worldview. Yet, research has proposed that this disruption can lead to the rebuilding one's understanding of the world. During this process, individuals may discover their own strengths, develop a deeper appreciation for the impact of their relationships and gain new spiritual insights. 3 Lifelines To Hold Onto When Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One « Forbes

A study at the University of Arizona reveals that severe grief can cause significant increases in blood pressure, suggesting that grief could be a risk factor for cardiac events. The research implies that our emotional response to loss significantly impacts heart function, which is especially important for clinicians in supporting their grieving patients. Scientists Discover That Grief Can Increase Risk of Heart Problems « SciTechDaily

The initial shock following rape gradually gives way to a lingering sense of loss among victims. Telling a victim to “give it time” trivializes the experience and doesn't resolve the emotional turmoil. Recovery is a process based upon honest expressions of feelings within a supportive environment. Understanding Rape Grief « Psychology Today

"I am trying to figure out if what I am going through is normal. I am thinking that it is probably some kind of panic or anxiety attack. It started when I had something upsetting happen totally unrelated to the death of my friend." Anxiety and Panic Attacks in Grief « Grief Healing

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