Category: Grief Support

Grief Support: Thoughts, tools and techniques to help overcome grief and personal loss, or support someone in the bereavement process.

Watch: Collective Loss and Mobilization in a Pandemic

An intimate discussion on loss, memorialization, protest and mobilization during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a recording from a Reimagine virtual event that took place on July 14th, 2020 The recent killings of George Floyd and other people of color by police officers has sparked international outrage, protests and mourning. In-person protests and marches have

How Can we be ‘Death Positive’ During COVID-19? A ‘Difficult Conversations’ Podcast Episode

How can we be ‘death positive’ during COVID-19? Podcast with TalkDeath & A Positive Death UK Hosted by PhD researcher and sociology teacher Poppy Gerrard-Abbott, Difficult Conversations is a new podcast about society, culture and the novel coronavirus. Since the podcast began, the series has covered “sex work, feminist approaches to COVID-19, single mums, the

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How to Hold a Virtual Memorial Service, a Step-by-Step Guide

This article about how to hold a virtual memorial service is written by our Editor, Mandy. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, families in most parts of the world are unable to hold memorial services or even attend a graveside service for a loved one that has died. I am unfortunately one of those families. My

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New Documentary Explores Why we Need to Get Better at Grief

In our age of technology and digital storytelling, there are more ways to share real stories from real families who have experienced grief from the death of a loved one. However, these stories often overlook the (spoken and unspoken) pressure grievers are put under to “just move on.” Speaking Grief is a multiplatform project focused

How Funerals and Grief are Changing in the Age of Coronavirus

How Funerals and Grief are Changing in the Age of Coronavirus

Social distancing, self-isolation and other measures are changing death. Find out How Funerals and Grief are Changing in the Age of Coronavirus.

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How to Have “The Talk” About End of Life Planning?

Guest writer Yvonne Heath writes about creating a culture of change where we normalize talking about, planning and preparing for end of life and grief.

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Online Grief Forums are Rising in Popularity

The subconscious desire we have to release our emotions can often manifest itself in peculiar ways. We have all seen the movie clichés play out, like the overworked wall street executive venting to a lady of the night, or the bar patron spinning the woes of their life to the bartender. Movie clichés aside, people

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What We Can Learn From Collective Mourning After A Tragedy

Large scale, national mourning is typical of traumatic events. But collective mourning after a tragedy can be complicated, and sometimes fails.