Good article on the secondary effects of losing a loved one. Many of these hardships, trials and griefs involve loss of income and loss of everyday customs of daily life. Financial burdens are especially hard for widows who did not work and now must deal with an assortment of bills and financial burdens. These are only but an example of the many pains that come with a primary loss of a loved one.
The article, “Financial grief: When death isn’t the end of pain: by Billy Rute states,
“WHEN a loved one dies, the heartache is brutal enough, but many families find their grief compounded by the actions of banks and financial institutions.”
This article clearly portrays the pain many go through financially. Secondary losses are clearly an issue for anyone moving on. They can be financial, or even day to day. The widower in many cases becomes more domestic, dealing with laundry or cooking for the first time. Please also review our Bereavement Counseling Training and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.
Children mourn and need to be seen and understood. Parents need to understand this.
The article, “How Children Mourn: Adapting To Grief As A Family” by Susan Almaneih states
“Losing a loved one is arguably the hardest thing we have to cope with in life, and for children who don’t have the awareness or vocabulary to make sense of it, grieving can be especially painful. AS parents, the difficulty of managing our own grief, coupled with our child’s loss, can be debilitating.”
A type of grief that is largely looked over is miscarriage. The reality is the loss of a baby due to miscarriage can be very emotional and painful for the family expecting. Some families have difficulty getting pregnant and others deal with this type of loss due to beliefs much greater than others. Regardless though, there is always an emotional loss with miscarriage, especially for the woman who experiences it. Please review also our Grief Counseling Program
The article, The stages of grief after a miscarriage, by Sabrina Zalewska states
“Much has been said and written about abortion, and about the death of a child who has already been born. But recently, there has also been a greater focus on the pain and feelings of loss stemming from miscarriage.”
Music can soothe many things. It has an ability to mentally put us in a variety of moods. It also has an ability to help us overcome grief, loss and anxiety. Please also review our Grief Counseling Program
The article, How Music Helps with Mental Health – Mind Boosting Benefits of Music Therapy, states
“Music has been with us for thousands of years as a form of entertainment, communication, celebration, and mourning. There are so many different emotions that music can help us to express, and it is a language that we share universally, as well as one that everyone can understand.”
Great article on grief and knowing what to expect and what not. It is hard sometimes to know what is normal grieving as opposed to complicated grieving. This article looks at 13 things to watch out for. Please also review our Grief Counseling Program by clicking here
The article, Grief: What’s Normal, What’s Not ― and 13 Tips to Get Through It, states,
“At times, emotions may get tucked under a rather out-of-body feeling. At other times, you may feel your insides squeeze with loss. One day, you may feel like throwing something that would shatter. Another day, you could feel a strange sense of peace.”
Short help article on a few ideas in working through grieving. Please also review our Grief Counseling Program to learn more
The article, 5 Tips for Plowing Through Grief—and Surviving , by Hambeth Hochwald states
“For author Laurie Burrows Grad, August 1, 2015, marked the day her life unalterably changed when her husband, Peter, died in her arms. “One minute he was laughing and happy, and the next minute he was gone,” she says of her husband of 47 years. “I fell to the floor in heaving sobs like you see actors do in the movies. But it wasn’t a movie. This was real life and it was happening to me.”
Sad article with quotes about miscarriages and the grief associated with this type of loss. Please also review our Grief Counseling Program to learn more about counseling and helping others.
The article, 12 Miscarriage Quotes To Share With Someone Who’s Grieving, by Steph Montgomery states,
“A friend once told me that having a miscarriage is a sudden shock. They understood what George R.R. Martin meant when he wrote, “A day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth.”
Good article on depression in the homosexual community and the type of depression gay men face due to various social issues that are connected with their sexuality.
The article, Depression Is Killing Gay Men, by John-Manuel Andriote states,
“It’s well known to the point of stereotype that gay men experience higher rates of HIV, substance abuse, and suicide. But it’s less known, and hardly talked about, that we also have much higher rates of depression, especially those of us living with HIV, despite the causal relationship of depression and self-medicating and self-harming behavior.”
Good article on the constant nature of grief that is associated with parenting. Great love can only be periled with grief and chance of loss or mishap.
The article, Why Parenting Means Living With Constant Grief, by Laurie Morrissey states
“The small fella needed to renew his passport. A true sign of the times when you’re not even four and you’re already on your second piece of international documentation. The photos made for a fun comparison – our little man, more ‘himself’ now with his curly head and emerging freckles and still-little nose.”