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Grieving the Loss of a Child: Reactions, Coping, Finding Help

Grieving the Loss of a Child: Reactions, Coping, Finding Help | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
The death of a child is unbearably tough, but over time you can learn to overcome the pain. Find guidance on grieving the loss of a child here.
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Grieving the Loss of a Child: Reactions, Coping, Finding Help

 

Losing a child is  the most difficult experience in life

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Lessons from loss: healing after a beloved pet dies

Lessons from loss: healing after a beloved pet dies | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Don Glauber led a discussion about healing journeys from the loss of a beloved pet.
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Lessons from loss: healing after a beloved pet dies

 

The loss of a pet can be heart breaking 

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Miscarriage Grief: How It Feels and Tips to Cope

Miscarriage Grief: How It Feels and Tips to Cope | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Losing a pregnancy can be a painful experience. Here are the most common effects of miscarriage grief, how long it typically takes, and how to cope.
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Miscarriage Grief: How It Feels and Tips to Cope

 

Good article for those experiencing a miscarriage

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My dog died while I was in isolation. The loss has been profound

My dog died while I was in isolation. The loss has been profound | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Pets have played a crucial role for people during the pandemic. In this personal story, Samantha Lewis writes about the grief of losing her dog during isolation.
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My dog died while I was in isolation. The loss has been profound

 

A sad story of loss

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5 Signs You Should Talk to a Doctor About Depression

5 Signs You Should Talk to a Doctor About Depression | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the world, but many people are unable to recognize its signs and symptoms. 
American Institute Health Care Professionals's insight:

5 Signs You Should Talk to a Doctor About Depression

 

If you are experiencing these symptoms, then you might want to talk to a healthcare professional

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Why You Shouldn't Say You Can't Imagine Someone's Grief

Why You Shouldn't Say You Can't Imagine Someone's Grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
With the U.S. at roughly 1 million COVID-19 deaths, Rebecca Soffer, cofounder of Modern Loss, writes that we must tell the stories of those we lost and talk about our own suffering in order to get through these dark times.
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Why You Shouldn't Say You Can't Imagine Someone's Grief

 

Good review for Grief Counselors on why not say this

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Feeling Sensations, Including Ones Connected to Sadness, May Be Key to Depression Recovery

Feeling Sensations, Including Ones Connected to Sadness, May Be Key to Depression Recovery | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Suppressing or blocking out physical sensations related to emotions such as sadness can hinder recovery from depression symptoms and may cause a relapse into depression.
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Feeling Sensations, Including Ones Connected to Sadness, May Be Key to Depression Recovery

 

Feelings and emotion with grief

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Types of Grief: Signs, Impact, Tips to Cope

Types of Grief: Signs, Impact, Tips to Cope | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Grief doesn't just take a standard shape for everyone. Learn the different types of grief here, plus their impact and strategies to cope.
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Types of Grief: Signs, Impact, Tips to Cope

 

Good read on the types of grief

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Prolonged Grief Disorder: Characteristics, Symptoms, Treatment

Prolonged Grief Disorder: Characteristics, Symptoms, Treatment | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Prolonged grief disorder is a condition characterized by preoccupation and longing after a loss, as well as disruptions to daily functioning.
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Prolonged Grief Disorder: Characteristics, Symptoms, Treatment

 

Good read on Prolonged Grief Disorder

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Existential depression: What it is, symptoms, and how to cope

Existential depression: What it is, symptoms, and how to cope | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
A person with existential depression may experience ongoing feelings of hopelessness, isolation, and sadness. Learn more.
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Existential depression: What it is, symptoms, and how to cope

 

Meaning in life is important

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When and Why Grief Endures Beyond Twelve Months

When and Why Grief Endures Beyond Twelve Months | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Understanding why and how grief lingers beyond one year is imperative.
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When and Why Grief Endures Beyond Twelve Months

 

A look at prolonged grief

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Understanding High-Functioning Depression

Understanding High-Functioning Depression | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Dysthymia can be characterized as a low-level, chronic feeling of despair.
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Understanding High-Functioning Depression

 

Many individuals are able to function while depressed

 

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Opinion | Prolonged Grief: A Mental Disorder, or a Natural Process? - The New York Times

Opinion | Prolonged Grief: A Mental Disorder, or a Natural Process? - The New York Times | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
“How dare you tell me how long I may grieve?” one reader writes. Readers are mostly opposed to declaring it a disorder, arguing that it is stigmatizing.
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Opinion | Prolonged Grief: A Mental Disorder, or a Natural Process? - The New York Times

 

A closer look at prolonged grief

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ADHD or Depression? How I Differentiate Symptoms

ADHD or Depression? How I Differentiate Symptoms | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
“I can’t will myself out of a depressive state any more than my ADHD brain can get excited about filling out forms. But I can contact my doctor as soon as I notice I’m no longer interested in doing what I love. Then, with treatment and support, I’ll find my way back to myself.”
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ADHD or Depression? How I Differentiate Symptoms

Good article about depression and ADHD

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Life After Divorce: How You Can Start Again –

Life After Divorce: How You Can Start Again – | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Life after divorce can mean many changes. But you can cope with your emotions and feelings by staying positive, talking to others and focusing on your children.
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Life After Divorce: How You Can Start Again –

 

Detailed article on how to help those experiencing divorce

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What Is Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD)?

What Is Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD)? | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Does grief have a timeline? Do doctors think certain periods or ways of grieving are acceptable, while others are not? And can grief alter our brain chemistry? With prolonged grief disorder now an official listing in the most renowned diagnostic manual, people who struggle for years or even decades after a loved one’s death can seek treatment and, in some cases, be covered by insurance. We ask the experts to weigh in on what is and what isn’t considered to be “normal” grieving, in this country and around the globe.
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Good look at what PGD is

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Depression vs. burnout: Symptoms, differences, and how to recover

Depression vs. burnout: Symptoms, differences, and how to recover | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
It can be hard to differentiate burnout vs. depression. Knowing the symptoms is important because burnout can lead to depression, and depression is a longer-term medical condition that requires treatment.
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Depression vs. burnout: Symptoms, differences, and how to recover

 

Short read on depression and burnout

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Grief: Neither a problem to solve nor a problem to overcome

Grief: Neither a problem to solve nor a problem to overcome | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
By Sherry Larson…
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Grief: Neither a problem to solve nor a problem to overcome

 

Grief is natural and something all must learn to cope with.

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Exercise, even just a little bit, can help prevent depression, study finds

Exercise, even just a little bit, can help prevent depression, study finds | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
A new review from researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that those who exercise are less likely to develop depression, even if they exercise les
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Study on exercise and its effects in regards to depression

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Top 8 Issues in Major Depressive Disorder

Top 8 Issues in Major Depressive Disorder | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Sidney Zisook, MD, lists these as the top 8 issues in MDD.
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Top 8 Issues in Major Depressive Disorder

 

Good article on issues surrounding major depressive order

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Zen for Daily Living: Transforming death and grief

Zen for Daily Living: Transforming death and grief | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Few things cause as much suffering and confusion as when people are at the end of their life. Loved ones are often forced to make some of the most complicated and far-reaching decisions of their life with limited information and under rushed and harried circumstances.
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Zen for Daily Living: Transforming death and grief

 

Transforming from death and grief can be a long process but a necessary one

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Mourning vs. Grief: What's the Difference?

Mourning vs. Grief: What's the Difference? | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Grief and mourning are experiences that affect us all at some point, but allowing space to process emotions without judgment may help you cope with loss.
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Mourning vs. Grief: What's the Difference?

 

Look at how mourning is a process within grief

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Pet matters: The best ways to offer your condolences when a pet dies | Lifestyle | havasunews.com

Pet matters: The best ways to offer your condolences when a pet dies | Lifestyle | havasunews.com | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
It’s not easy to frame the right words to say to someone whose beloved pet has died. In some cases the animal was a valued family member, and this loss
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Pet matters: The best ways to offer your condolences when a pet dies | Lifestyle | havasunews.com

 

Some good ways to offer condolences when someone's pet dies

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What I’ve Learned from Loving a New Dog While Grieving Another

What I’ve Learned from Loving a New Dog While Grieving Another | Grief & Bereavement Counseling | Scoop.it
Last year, Annette McGivney lost her beloved yellow Lab, Sunny, and was overwhelmed by sadness. Since then, she’s built a new life with a challenging rescue dog, and she’s learned a lot about the healing power of human and animal bonds.
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What I’ve Learned from Loving a New Dog While Grieving Another

 

Interesting article on loving the past and the present despite lost of past pets.  Please also review AIHCP's Pet Loss Grief Support Training

Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, April 9, 2:37 PM

Healthy grieving of a pet.

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Aquamation, water-based pet cremation, takes hold in Toronto | The Star

Faithful Pet Memorial and Pets at Peace aim to help people through the trauma of losing a loved one
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Aquamation, water-based pet cremation, takes hold in Toronto | The Star

 

Some ways to remember a pet after loss

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