Grief

He Died One Week Ago Today

The social media status read, “he died one week ago today”. When someone close to you dies the amount of time they have been gone is measured first in hours and days. When that one full week hits it is a milestone that you never wanted to have.   How can…...

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Impact of Grief on Mental Health

Impact of Grief on Mental Health   The impact of grief on mental health is so important to look at. In fact, grief is at the center of experiencing mental illness. Grief makes you feel sad, alone, depressed. Those days when you can barely get out of bed or you…...

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Are You Stuck In Your Grief?

Do you feel stuck in grief? Maybe you just can’t seem to get over a loss. Has it been years and your grief still stops you in your tracks? If you say yes you may be stuck and need help in processing your grief.   Last week’s blog (you can…...

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Using the Stages of Grief to Help Create a Road Map to Healing 

The stages of grief can help create a road map to healing. The stages of grief was originally written about in Elisabeth Kubler-Ross book. Others have added insight and stages. There are multiple models used that include more “stages”, the Kubler-Ross began with 5 stages and eventually increased to 7.…...

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Bad Behavior or a Trauma Response?

Do you know anyone who seems to make so many poor choices? Have you ever asked if it is truly bad behavior or a trauma response? When someone has experienced a loss, a show of grief is an expected response. When calls go unanswered or tempers are short as a…...

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Everyone Needs a Support System for Grief

Everyone needs a support system for grief. Isolation and loneliness is an epidemic in this country. Grief and anxiety is another problem in mass quantities. The time we are living in right now only perpetuates each of these feelings. So many people are experiencing loss at the same time being…...

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Helping Children with Grief and Loss

If you are a parent there is nothing harder than seeing your children experience grief and loss. You may feel hopeless in knowing how to help them. You want to just take away the pain. Seeing our children with grief and loss can be a struggle often because we may…...

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Grief and Mourning throughout Culture

.No matter your culture, race or place of origin there is one thing we all have in common, we will all experience death. Loved ones will die, we will grieve and mourn their loss.  There are many similarities about the way we experience grief and mourning. Different cultures have unique…...

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Grief Shaming

Grief shaming is a newer term being used to describe when someone put their own judgment on the way somebody else is grieving. When we make a decision about someone else’s grief and how they express it publicly, it can be considered grief shaming.  Talking about grief can be a…...

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5 Ways to Prioritize Mental Health While You Grieve

Managing grief and mental health often go hand in hand. It is so important to prioritize mental health while you grieve.    Grief can really throw off your moods. If you are normally bubbly and outgoing you may feel more sullen and withdrawn. If you are serious and focused you…...

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