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22

Jan'19

The Grief of Non-Death Losses [Webinar]

Date:  Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST See webinar details below

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02

Apr'18

64 Examples of Disenfranchised Grief

Disenfranchised grief is a term that was coined by one of our favorite grief researchers, Ken Doka, about twenty years …

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18

Oct'16

Talking to Kids About Death and Grief: 10 Comprehensive Tips

If you came here looking for a script for talking to your child about death and grief, I’m sorry, we …

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31

May'16

Relief After A Death: the unspoken grief emotion

Whenever we ask people about the emotions of grief, whether it is here on the blog, in a workshop, a group, …

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17

May'16

Grieving a Suicide Death

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 there were 41,149 suicides in the United States.  This rate is …

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11

Nov'15

A Simple Wish for Baltimore

On April 28, 2015 I was scheduled to speak at Grand Rounds at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.  I …

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20

Aug'15

In Defense of the Grief Selfie

Once upon a time, many moons ago, Eleanor wrote an amazing post about self-portraits.  In that post, in case you …

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25

Jul'15

Celebrities Speaking Up About Grief: Volume 12

When I started the Celebrities Speaking Up About Grief series here at WYG I imagined I would do an installment …

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21

Jul'15

The Grief Lens and its Impact on Outlook

One thing that keeps me up at night is the subjectivity of life.  Yes, I do have better things to …

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16

Oct'14

Ambiguous Grief: Grieving Someone Who Is Still Alive

My guess is that when people read the title of this article they will react with either a, “what are …

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15

Aug'14

In Memory Robin Williams: How to Talk With Kids About Suicide

photocredit: Bago Games via flikr creative commons Until earlier this week I couldn’t imagine that a celebrity death could hit …

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08

Jul'14

Expanding Our Understanding of Loss and Grief

Our society seems pretty comfortable with the following if-then logic. “If there has been a death then there will be …

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17

Jan'14

Friday Favorites: Grief Articles from the Week of January 17, 2014

Well hello there! Are you ready for our Friday Favorites? We have quite a few grief articles to share today …

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04

Oct'13

Friday Favorites: October 4, 2013

It has been a long week, so I am not even going to try to craft a respectable intro.  It’s …

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20

Sep'13

Friday Favorites: September 20, 2013

Womp womp y’all…it’s been kind of a crappy week. I woke up this morning to the headline “Shooting in Chicago …

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13

Sep'13

Suicide Prevention Resources

Working in grief and mental health we see the complexity of suicide: the need for prevention and mental health treatment, …

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06

Sep'13

Friday Favorites: September 6th, 2013

Welcome to Friday Favorites, where we highlight interesting things we’ve seen over the last week.  Although most highlights are grief …

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26

Jul'13

Types of Grief: Yes, there’s more than one

If you prefer to listen to your grief support, check out the above podcast where we discuss 10 types of …

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08

Jul'13

Disen-whaaaat?? Understanding Disenfranchised Grief

Disenfranchised grief: you may have heard this term thrown around and wondered what it is all about. Disenfranchised grief is …

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03

Jul'13

Sylvia Plath’s Parliament Hill Fields: A poem about miscarriage

Last night I got sucked into a Wikepedia black hole. It started harmlessly enough with a Sylvia Plath biopic and …

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01

May'13

Speaking Up About Grief, Vol 3

In recent months on WYG we have made a habit of highlighting celebrities who talk about grief and loss.  Why?  Because in …

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16

Jan'13

After a Suicide Death: An Activity Book for Grieving Kids

“Kids are resilient”.  It is a phrase you have undoubtedly heard if you have had the misfortune of supporting a …

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21

Mar'18

Grief and Oral History: keeping memories alive

Almost every time I delete a voicemail from someone I love I have a thought that some might consider morbid: …

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30

Jan'18

I Don’t Know Who I Am Anymore: grief and loss of identity

Identity is a funny thing.  The way we think of ourselves, how we define ourselves, the story we tell ourselves …

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Oct'17

Tell Two Jokes and Call me in the Morning: How Humor Helped my Family Grieve

We are working on some projects over here at the WYG headquarters (otherwise known as ‘whatever coffee shop we wandered …

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07

Dec'16

Thinking About Thinking (and grief): Volume II

A while back I wrote a post about how your brain can’t always be trusted.  Sadly your brain can process …

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29

Aug'16

10 Helpful Tips for Talking with Children about the Drug-Related Death of a Loved One

Talking to kids about death can feel tricky and overwhelming.  Talking to them about a stigmatized and confusing death, like …

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May'16

Where is my Hollywood ending?: When death isn’t peaceful, serene, or good

You know I love Hollywood as much as the next person, but I’m beginning to think I can’t trust everything …

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21

Apr'16

What is Normal in Grief?

Here’s a test question for you: Which of the following grief related behaviors is abnormal? A.  A father who visits his son’s …

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19

Jan'16

Grief After Traumatic Loss

Recently a reader emailed us and asked if we’d write a post about grieving a violent death. She’d been looking …

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05

Jan'16

Grief and Nutrition: Tips From A Wellness Guru

It is officially 2016.  Hard to believe, right?  Congrats on making it to a new year, since I am sure …

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15

Sep'15

To Care or Not to Care

Sometimes I fantasize about not caring. As someone who cares probably just a little too much, the thought of scaling …

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25

Aug'15

32 (More) Books About Grief

A few weeks ago, we put together the first half of a book list about death and grief. Today, we’re finally …

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04

Jun'15

32 Books About Grief

Well, we’ve gotten a bit carried away…again.  Our intention was to provide you with a list of 64 memoirs or novels about death …

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24

Mar'15

Grief and Forgiveness: Part One

I can’t remember when we first promised a post on grief and forgiveness and I couldn’t bring myself to look …

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21

Aug'14

Overdose Awareness Day 2014

According to their event website, “International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and …

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14

Aug'14

Grief and Exercise: a guide for those who prefer the couch

As a mental health professional one is often in the tragic position of knowing exactly what one should do to take …

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04

Aug'14

Adjustment After Loss

Any loss can trigger a domino effect of secondary losses that one needs to adjust to.  In the case of a …

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08

Jun'14

The Fault In Our Stars: A WYG Review

When I decided to go see The Fault In Our Stars the day it opened in theaters I should have …

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23

May'14

To Read or Not To Read: Your deceased loved one’s diaries and personal letters

I’m sure it’s happened to many of you, so I doubt if it’s hard to imagine. You’ve almost hit your …

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14

May'14

Considerations for Caregivers

What’s Your Grief is obviously, above all else, a blog about grief. If it weren’t the site would have to …

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03

Apr'14

Grief Questions and Queries: You searched. We responded.

So, I don’t know how many of you out there understand the inner-workings of the Internet. In summary: it’s complicated. …

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03

Jan'14

Friday Favorites: January 3, 2014

Welcome to the first ‘Friday Favorites’ of 2014. I hope you all had a semi-decent New Years Eve and you’re …

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30

Sep'13

Grieving Before A Death: Understanding Anticipatory Grief

I spent a lot of time with my grandmother when I was growing up.  When I was young, before I …

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10

Jul'13

Grief Activity Books for Kids 3-9

There is no question that one of the most common concerns we hear from grieving parents is how to support …

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18

Mar'13

College Grief & Actively Moving Forward (AMF)

As it is, college can be hard.  You are at the precipice of adulthood trying to build the foundation for …

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13

Mar'13

College Grief: finding a support group of dead white men

There is this Tom Petty quote plastered all over the internet about college.  “I’ve learned one thing, and that’s to …

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13

Feb'13

5 Things Lincoln Can Teach Us About Grief

Lincoln has been out for over three months and has grossed over $220 million, meaning that I may be a …

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Feb'13

The Woman of the House: The Death of an In-law

by Laura Davies When a woman gets married, she not only becomes a wife.  She also becomes the woman of …

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