Archive for Disenfranchised Loss

What’s in a name? Why you can’t judge grief by a title

I want to petition the internet, nay, the world, to stop defining, measuring, or comparing people's grief based on title…
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suicide grief and prevention resources every funeral director should know

7 Suicide Grief and Prevention Resources Every Funeral Director Should Know

As a funeral director, you can find yourself facing both sides of suicide: a family left to grieve the loss…
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5 Ways Funeral Directors Can Help Families When A Death Is Disenfranchised

Disenfranchised grief is a term coined by one of our favorite grief researchers, Ken Doka, about twenty years ago. He…
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Grieving an Online Friend: 8 things you should know about cybergrief

When you saw the title of this post my guess is you had one of two reactions: Ah, finally WYG…
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When Your Best Friend Dies

We got an email last week from someone who lost a friend.  Not just any friend died, her best friend…
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Grief After Abortion: healing from unspoken loss

There are posts that we write here on WYG that travel like wildfire.  In the course of a day or…
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Overdose Awareness: 45 Celebrity Overdose Deaths

At work the other day I found myself in a conversation about drug overdoses and, as usual, I disturbed more…
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Suicide Prevention Resources

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  • Litsa Williams
Working in grief and mental health we see the complexity of suicide: the need for prevention and mental health treatment,…
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Putting Good into the World on Overdose Awareness Day

Saturday was International Overdose Awareness Day (I am sure you got that memo if you follow us on social media,…
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