The Dead Get a Do-Over

In a flurry of streaming television shows, the departed get a second chance. And viewers find an outlet for sorrow and remorse.

#death-and-dying, #grief-emotion, #manifest-tv-program, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television

Here Are Some of the Photographs of 9/11

Photographers reflect on shooting the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and their aftermath.

#fires-and-firefighters, #franco-angel-1951, #fremson-ruth-1964, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #lee-chang-w, #new-york-times, #photography, #pulitzer-prizes, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

A Writer’s Deathbed Portrait of Francis Bacon

Max Porter’s new novel imagines the last days of a painter who shares his obsession with mortality.

#bacon-francis, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #grief-emotion, #murphy-cillian, #peppiatt-michael, #porter-max-author

Twenty years after Sept. 11, a…

Twenty years after Sept. 11, a look at what we hold on to and what we choose to let go.

#audio-negative-sad, #audio-negative-tragedy, #audio-neutral-immersive, #emotions, #funerals-and-memorials, #ganci-peter-j, #grief-emotion, #memory, #pentagon-building, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

‘A Sadness I Can’t Carry’: The Story Of The Drum

For Ojibwe, the Big Drum is a gathering to mourn, to process grief, to understand loss. Could it heal my pain from the past year?

#grief-emotion, #native-americans, #religion-and-belief, #veterans

Stress and Burnout Still Plague Front-Line Health Care Workers as Pandemic Eases

Doctors and nurses are reeling from new Covid cases, staff burnout and the prolonged stress of dealing with the pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #independence-day-us-july-4, #nursing-and-nurses, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #summer-season, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

Grieve the Covid Pandemic Year Before Summer’s Delights

How to grieve 16 months of sickness, death and isolation.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #pennebaker-james-w, #psychology-and-psychologists

The Story of a Famous Covid Widow

Amanda Kloots grieved in public when her husband Nick Cordero died. Now she is sharing the rest of her story in “Live Your Life.”

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #cordero-nick, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #kloots-amanda, #live-your-life-my-story-of-loving-and-losing-nick-cordero-book, #social-media, #theater

‘For Those I Love’ Sets Sad Stories to Electronic Beats

David Balfe never thought the public would hear his deeply personal debut album. But it became a runaway success in his native Ireland.

#balfe-david-musician, #content-type-personal-profile, #dublin-ireland, #for-those-i-love-album, #grief-emotion, #ireland, #music

What the Covid Rookies Saw

As coronavirus tore through New York, a group of medical students graduated early to help the hospitals under siege and found courage they didn’t know they had.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #elder-care, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #manhattan-nyc, #medical-schools, #montefiore-medical-center, #mount-sinai-medical-center

May 25, the Day of George Floyd’s Death, Is a Day For Mourning

There is an intimate yet still unexplored relationship between mourning and democracy.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #grief-emotion, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

In Crisis? Lemonada Media Has a Podcast for You.

“No One Is Coming to Save Us,” about child care issues, exemplifies the indie company’s blueprint for creating feel-good stories about feel-bad issues.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-personal-profile, #cordova-kramer-jessica, #grief-emotion, #lemonada-media, #no-one-is-coming-to-save-us-radio-program, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #riviera-gloria-1974, #wittels-wachs-stephanie

Make Time to Mourn

Though the pandemic has posed obstacles to funerals, delaying memorial services has also opened up unexpected opportunities for reflection and creativity.

#cemeteries, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #morgues-and-mortuaries, #quarantine-life-and-culture

At India’s Funeral Pyres, Covid Sunders the Rites of Grief

Mourners in protective gear, or watching from home. Long waits at the cremation grounds. The trauma of loss has become both lonely and public.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cremation, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #india, #new-delhi-india

Trying to Imagine Post-Pandemic Life? Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison Can Help.

“To the Lighthouse” and “Beloved” suggest how to envision a world we might actually want to re-enter.

#beloved-book, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #morrison-toni, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #to-the-lighthouse-book, #woolf-virginia, #writing-and-writers

For Mother’s Day, a Healing Meditation on Mortality

An emotional episode of “The Midnight Gospel” on Netflix helped our critic process her own fears about loneliness and loss.

#grief-emotion, #loneliness, #television, #the-midnight-gospel-tv-program, #trussell-duncan, #ward-pendleton

How Losing a Pet Can Make You Stronger

The process of acceptance and letting go builds the resilience necessary to navigate an array of life’s obstacles.

#death-and-dying, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #pets, #psychology-and-psychologists

Mother’s Day Can Be Painful. It Can Also Reconnect Us to the World.

Mother’s Day is a time for contemplating the ways we’re connected, through joy and sorrow, across time and across species.

#animals, #grief-emotion, #mothers-day, #parenting

How Post-Covid Small Talk Could Be Deeper and Better

As we emerge from social isolation, there are ways to make our conversations richer and deeper. 

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #memory, #quarantine-life-and-culture

‘Every Time I’m Calling, Someone Has Died’: The Anguish of India’s Diaspora

In WhatsApp chats, video calls, Facebook groups and forums, a global community has scrambled to save, and sometimes mourn, Covid-stricken loved ones.

#ahmedabad-india, #bihar-india, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #india, #indian-americans, #london-england, #national-health-service, #politics-and-government

The Biology of Grief

Scientists know that the intense stress of grieving can affect the body in various ways, but much remains a mystery.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #oconnor-frances, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing

It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #productivity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

When Her Mother Died, She Found Solace at a Korean Grocery

Michelle Zauner, a musician who performs under the name Japanese Breakfast, is making her book debut with “Crying in H Mart.”

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #crying-in-h-mart-book, #grief-emotion, #korean-americans, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #writing-and-writers, #zauner-michelle-japanese-breakfast

Mourning Another Fallen Officer, Capitol Police Face Deepening Crisis

Officer William F. Evans was the second Capitol Police officer to lie in honor in the Rotunda this year, the latest blow to a department reeling after the Jan. 6 attack.

#attacks-on-police, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #deaths-fatalities, #evans-william-f-us-capitol-police-officer, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

Every Covid-19 Death Leaves Behind a Circle of Grief

For each person who dies of Covid-19, experts say there at least nine newly bereaved. We must begin to address the toll.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #grief-emotion

‘Worn Stories’ Treats Clothing as the Fabric of Memory. I Can Relate.

Inspired by the new Netflix documentary series, a writer takes a journey through his own closet as a means of processing grief.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #fashion-and-apparel, #grief-emotion, #netflix-inc, #spivack-emily, #television, #worn-stories-book, #worn-stories-tv-program

We Weren’t Meant to Grieve Alone

We’ve been deprived of the last moments with loved ones and in-person gatherings to mourn together. What can we do to heal?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

When an Estranged Relative Dies, Some Face Grief, Regret and Relief

Some have regrets over unfinished business. For others, the end of an unhappy and complicated relationship just comes as a relief.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

Thank God for the Poets

Their words remind us that suffering is not our only birthright. Life is also our birthright — life and love and beauty.

#auden-wystan-hugh, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gorman-amanda, #grief-emotion, #poetry-and-poets, #whitman-walt

How to Start Healing During a Season of Grief

There is no singular way to respond to heartache or sorrow. Find the strategy that works best for you.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

‘Mom Is Really Different’: Nursing Homes Reopen to Joy and Grief

Nursing homes, one of the most restricted settings in America during the pandemic, are allowing visitors again. But opening the doors has brought new complications.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elderly, #grief-emotion, #hospice-care, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

Behind Closed Doors, ‘the Difficulty and the Beauty’ of Pandemic Hospice Work

“I did not really understand when people would ask, ‘Why me and why my family?’” a hospice chaplain said. “Now I was asking the same questions.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #elder-care, #express-inc, #grief-emotion, #home-health-care, #nassau-county-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Disenfranchised Grief in a Year of Pandemic Losses

There is a name for grief that isn’t routinely acknowledged: disenfranchised grief. 

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #grief-emotion, #parker-pope-tara, #shutdowns-institutional

A Year of Trauma and Resilience: How the Pandemic Changed Everything

New York Times readers describe the ways the pandemic first hit them and upended their lives, in their own words.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

Health Care Workers on the Frontline Face a Year of Risk, Fear and Loss

For many nurses and doctors, medicine was an inherited calling and one that bound couples. Then the virus threatened the ones they love.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #grief-emotion, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #your-feed-healthcare

Hearing My Dead Wife’s Voice in the Pandemic’s Silence

She had always been the person I turned to in difficult times. Maybe she could help me through this isolation, too.

#grief-emotion, #loneliness, #marriages, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Year Grandparents Lost

The enforced separations of the pandemic have brought a particular kind of mourning to many grandparents.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

There Is No Vaccine for Grief

But there are ways to prepare to face it.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion

For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

#asheville-nc, #columbus-ohio, #emergency-medical-treatment, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #hendersonville-nc, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Team Molly: The Family After Molly Steinsapir’s Death

While her daughter was hospitalized, one mother built more room for our national grief.

#computers-and-the-internet, #grief-emotion, #social-media, #twitter, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

What Loss Looks Like: Share an Object of Remembrance

Show us the artifacts that help you memorialize a person or experience lost during the pandemic. Your submission may be included in an upcoming project.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #grief-emotion

My Mother Died When I Was 7. I’m Grieving 37 Years Later.

Delayed grief is sometimes triggered by an event later in life, experts say.

#children-and-childhood, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

Why a Canadian Artist’s U.S. Exhibition Features Giant Emojis

The Canadian artist Divya Mehra’s first U.S. solo show takes a surprising look at mourning. She uses giant emojis to portray her devastation.

#art, #canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #emojis-and-emoticons, #grief-emotion, #los-angeles-calif, #mehra-divya-1981, #night-gallery-los-angeles-calif-gallery, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sculpture, #the-funny-things-you-do-exhibit

‘Right Now Feels So Long and Without Any End in Sight’

More than 700 people have been keeping digital diaries as part of Pandemic Journaling Project. It may be the most complete record of our shifting moods in this isolating year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diaries, #grief-emotion, #mexico, #north-america, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines, #university-of-connecticut, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

In Our Pandemic Isolation, Every Death Is a Covid Death

Even a cancer death like my friend’s is subject to one of the most brutal cruelties of the pandemic: Being apart.

#brain-cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #friendship, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Voices From China’s Covid Crisis, One Year After Wuhan Lockdown

One year after China locked down Wuhan, six people describe how they found courage in adversity, calm amid grief, and meaning in chaos.

#beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #wuhan-china

Zoom Funeral Tips

Holding a funeral or memorial on a videoconferencing platform like Zoom offers several advantages: It’s easy for distant guests to attend, and you can record it.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

Losing a Loved One Twice: First to Prison, Then to Covid

As the coronavirus swept through prisons across the United States, mourning families were left to navigate grief complicated by stigma and red tape.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #grief-emotion, #prisons-and-prisoners, #san-quentin-prison

What Would David Bowie Do?

Five years after his death, the dystopian world that his music describes seems closer than ever. But maybe he can show us a way out of it.

#blackstar-album, #bowie-david, #diamond-dogs-album, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #the-rise-and-fall-of-ziggy-stardust-and-the-spiders-from-mars-album

Gabby Giffords: 10 Years Ago, a Gunman Tried to Silence Me

During a week in which our country has endured shock, I’ve thought a lot about resilience and determination.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #giffords-gabrielle, #grief-emotion, #lincoln-abraham, #mass-shootings, #tucson-ariz