Celebrities Speaking Up About Grief: Volume 12

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When I started the Celebrities Speaking Up About Grief series here at WYG, I imagined I would do an installment every month. The best laid plans. This series instead pops up whenever I feel inspired by something I heard or saw or, like this week, when I am so frustrated with another article I am working on that I can't possibly publish it.  When my own words are failing, it never hurts to share the words of someone else's, right?

If you are new to this site and didn't know this series even existed (don't feel bad, we haven't had one since February)m make sure to check out our first eleven installments.  Everyone from Mariska Hargitay, Anjelica Huston, Billy Bob Thornton, Liam Neeson, Lea Michele, Beyonce and Sarah Silverman to Joe Biden, Joyce Carol Oates, Katie Couric, and Anderson Cooper and many more have been included in past posts. Today, we have a couple newer clips, a couple older clips, and--as always--we know there are many clips out there we have yet to feature. If you know of another celebrity who discusses their grief, please leave a comment to let us know!

Okay, enough already, let's get on with it

Tig Notaro on The Death of Her Mother and Building a Relationship with Her Step-Father

Comedian Tig Notaro never fails to tackle the toughest of topics and do so with grace and while cracking us up. One of the many reasons we love her!

Navigating Life After Harris' Death

A great article that made the rounds on the web after it was first published a few months back, Stephanie Wittels Wachs reflects on the devastating death of her brother, Harris Wittle (of Parks and Recreation).  Check it out here if you missed it!

Oscar De La Hoya on His Inability to Cope With His Mother's Death

Oscar De La Hoya lost his mom to cancer in 1990, when he was still a teenager.  Here he discusses the deep impact his grief had on his life.

Demi Lovato on Her Dad's Death and Mental Illness

Back in 2013, Demi Lovato opened up just a week after losing her dad, honestly discussing his struggles with mental illness and the scholarship for mental health treatment she created in his memory.

Michael Jordan on the Grief of Losing His Father

Many know the tragic story of Michael Jordan's father's murder. This video explores the emotions around his father's death, his departure from basketball based on his father's advice, and his ultimate return to the game. Not all about grief, but an interesting commentary from start to finish!

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After writing online articles for What’s Your Grief for over a decade, we finally wrote a tangible, real-life book!

What’s Your Grief? Lists to Help you Through Any Loss is for people experiencing any type of loss. This book discusses some of the most common grief experiences and breaks down psychological concepts to help you understand your thoughts and emotions. It also shares useful coping tools, and helps the reader reflect on their unique relationship with grief and loss.

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2 Comments on "Celebrities Speaking Up About Grief: Volume 12"

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  1. juliette Anderson  July 26, 2015 at 8:49 pm Reply

    Hi Guys,
    my name is juliette anderson and i have created a website to accomodate anyone who has lost a loved one in a tragic situation and did not get the chance to say goodye, i build this website after losing my own child to a drowning, the great loss and pain i feel to this day is over whelming, i decided to write him a letter which i found gave me some peace and alittle closure,letters are posted on the site so others can read alitte about your loved one and who they were,
    I hope this site can help others and i want people to know that this site is available and free to use…. srettel.org
    warm regards,
    juliette Anderson

  2. D.Johnson  July 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm Reply

    The post “Navigating Life After Harris’ Death” is a remarkable piece of writing that totally nails the death & grief experience.

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