Father’s Day Can be Hard. Here’s How to Handle the Holiday.

For people grieving a loss or facing thoughts “about what could have been or what may never be,” there are ways to find solace.

#content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #fathers-day, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #men-and-boys

Sewol Ferry Disaster in South Korea Leaves Unhealed Wounds 

Eight years after the Sewol ferry disaster took the lives of 250 South Korean students, parents say they are still struggling to come to terms with the lessons the tragedy brought to bear.

#ansan-south-korea, #danwon-high-school-ansan-south-korea, #families-and-family-life, #ferries, #grief-emotion, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #south-korea

After Uvalde, Teachers Wonder ‘What More?’

Teachers were already grappling with adrift students and political fights. After the mass shooting in a Texas elementary school, many wondered how much more they had left to give.

#anxiety-and-stress, #berkeley-high-school-berkeley-calif, #education-k-12, #grief-emotion, #school-discipline-students, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Modern Love Podcast: One Man’s Trash

Listen to a story about a man who couldn’t understand his feelings — until he decided to get rid of his couch.

#dating-and-relationships, #furniture, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #podcasts

Uvalde Needs Our Prayers After the Robb Elementary School Shooting

“In prayer, I find the answers I need or the strength I need.”

#christians-and-christianity, #cruz-ted, #grief-emotion, #gun-control, #internal-sub-only-nl, #ministers-protestant, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Grief Shame: Why We Judge Each Other’s Grief

A new classification in psychology has set off a debate over what should be done about “prolonged” grief.

#diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders-book, #emotions, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

A Million Americans Have Died From Covid. We Need to Mourn Together.

The magnitude of the loss is overwhelming. Every person who died represents a community, a family or a group of friends who will never be the same.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #internal-sub-only-nl

Nearing a Grim Milestone: One Million U.S. Covid Deaths

Readers ponder an impending horrible milestone. Also: Grief in our times; college debt; policies and public opinion; students’ letters.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #deaths-fatalities, #education-k-12, #grief-emotion, #polls-and-public-opinion, #student-loans, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

I Lost My Baby. Then Antivaxxers Made My Pain Go Viral.

There’s a human toll to misinformation.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

In Grief Is How We Live Now

We are grieving the loss of the familiar.

#chronic-condition-health, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders

Mother’s Day Brings Me Two Kinds of Grief

There is grief that strangles you and grief that holds you.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #mothers-day, #parenting, #women-and-girls

Some People Turn Suffering Into Wisdom

They have the ability to reconsider everything they thought they knew.

#grief-emotion, #healing, #james-pennebaker, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suffering, #the-body-keeps-the-score-brain-mind-and-body-in-the-healing-of-trauma-book, #trauma

Books About Death and Grief Can Bring Hope

The saddest stories can show us how full of grace the fallen world can be.

#books-and-literature, #death-and-dying, #friendship, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #what-we-wish-were-true-book, #writing-and-writers

America’s Pandemic P.T.S.D.

We underestimate the extreme trauma that society has endured, and still lives with, at our own peril.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #grief-emotion, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

‘Death Cleaning’: A Reckoning With Clutter, Grief and Memories

These letters are among the more than 500 responses from readers to our request for personal stories about dealing with their own lifetime accumulation of possessions or that of a loved one.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #memory, #orderliness-and-clutter, #parenting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Prolonged Grief: A Mental Disorder, or a Natural Process?

“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.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders-book, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

What a ‘Grief Camp’ For Kids Can Show Us About Healing

Yaren, age 10, lost her mother at 6. She felt alone in her grief — until she attended a camp for kids who have lost someone important.

#belgium, #camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #documentary-films-and-programs, #grief-emotion, #loneliness

How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer.

The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #depression-mental, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare

Modern Love Podcast: A Mother’s Wild, Extravagant Love

She couldn’t be physically present for her daughter’s life. But she found a way to be there, still.

#dating-and-relationships, #death-and-dying, #gifts, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion

Why New York Needs a Covid Memorial

New York needs a way to come together.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city, #social-conditions-and-trends

These Climate Scientists Are Fed Up and Ready to Go on Strike

Evidence on global warming is piling up. Nations aren’t acting. Some researchers are asking what difference more reports will make.

#development-journal, #glavovic-bruce-c, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #grief-emotion, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #research, #science-and-technology, #strikes

Grief About Covid Can Unite Us

The suffering that Covid wrought can unite us.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #grief-emotion

Instagram Is Making Valentine’s Day Even Lonelier

Romantic love is a beautiful thing, but it is not the only way to feel connected, to feel seen, to feel loved.

#facebook-inc, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #meta-platforms-inc, #social-media, #valentines-day

Climate Change Enters the Therapy Room

Ten years ago, psychologists proposed that a wide range of people would suffer anxiety and grief over climate. Skepticism about that idea is gone.

#anxiety-and-stress, #global-warming, #grief-emotion, #portland-ore, #psychology-and-psychologists

Kathryn Schulz: Making Sense of Our Covid Losses

What losing my father taught me about the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion

After a Mastectomy, Moving Between Gratitude and Grief

Getting diagnosed with a breast cancer gene mutation at 32 was a gift, but left room for disappointment too.

#breast-cancer, #breasts, #cancer, #genetics-and-heredity, #grief-emotion, #mastectomy, #plastic-surgery, #surgery-and-surgeons, #women-and-girls

What My Queer Uncle Taught Me About How to Live

A beloved uncle left an inheritance made of love.

#brazil, #documentary-films-and-programs, #grief-emotion, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #minas-gerais-brazil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The Sunday Read: ‘What if There’s No Such Thing as Closure?’

Many of us are taught that if we work hard enough we’ll be able to get over our losses. The social scientist Pauline Boss sees it differently.

#audio-negative-sad, #books-and-literature, #grief-emotion

How to Help Someone With Grief After a Sudden Death

Here’s how to offer support to someone grieving after an unexpected death.

#content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

‘Lost & Found’ Ponders Profound Grief Alongside Newfound Love

Kathryn Schulz’s memoir places the totalizing experience of loss on a continuum with the summons of romantic and even religious love.

#books-and-literature, #grief-emotion, #lostfound-a-memoir-book, #schulz-kathryn

How to Improve Your Mental Health in 2022

Well’s most popular stories of the year offered tools to stay happy and healthy.

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

How to Grieve Everything We Lost to Covid

How do we mourn everything we’ve lost to Covid?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-opinionvideo

What if There’s No Such Thing as Closure?

Many of us are taught that if we work hard enough we’ll be able to get over our losses. The social scientist Pauline Boss sees it differently.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #grief-emotion, #university-of-minnesota

What Mary Can Teach Us About the Joy and Pain of Life

In the Bible, we see the mother of Jesus experience great blessings and unimaginable sorrow.

#bible, #christmas, #grief-emotion, #internal-sub-only-nl, #jesus-christ, #mary-mother-of-jesus, #prayers-and-prayer-books

Our Favorite Healthy Habits of 2021

From labeling your feelings to exercise snacks, here’s a roundup of some of Well’s best advice for better living.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #internal-sub-only-nl, #meditation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #two-thousand-twenty-one

Children, Coping With Loss, Are Pandemic’s ‘Forgotten Grievers’

A bipartisan group led by two former governors is urging President Biden to help an estimated 167,000 children who have lost parents or caregivers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Covid Deaths Rise, Lingering Grief Gets a New Name

Prolonged grief disorder was recently added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, just as experts are predicting a coming wave of severe bereavement.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders

I’m Not Ready for Christmas. I Need to Take a Minute.

Advent is an ideal time to grieve, reflect and look ahead.

#christmas, #grief-emotion, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How I Got Through the Grief of Losing My Mother

Pedal, pedal, pedal, glide.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #memory, #quarantine-life-and-culture

They Died From Covid. Then the Online Attacks Started.

The social media profiles of anti-vaccine victims of the pandemic have made them and their families targets of trolling, even after their deaths.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #grief-emotion, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘Justice Was Served’: Guilty Verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery Case

Readers express relief. One calls it the “only rational and equitable verdict.” Also: A Covid Thanksgiving, and one in prison; children and grief.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #grief-emotion, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prisons-and-prisoners, #race-and-ethnicity, #thanksgiving-day

The Loss of a Child Takes a Physical Toll on the Heart

Grieving parents were at high risk of a heart attack in the days following the death of a child, and an increased risk may persist for years.

#anxiety-and-stress, #blood-pressure, #grief-emotion, #heart

How to Talk to Kids About Death and Loss

Loss may be part of Thanksgiving this year. Here’s how to help kids navigate it.

#children-and-childhood, #grief-emotion, #parenting

From ‘Alive Among the Dead,’ to ‘Dead Among the Living’

The trauma of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris was highlighted in testimony by survivors and others at a trial of 20 men accused of involvement.

#bataclan-paris-france, #france, #grief-emotion, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #paris-france, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #stade-de-france-paris-france, #terrorism

How I Found Comfort in Volunteer Firefighting

Facing a world on fire turns out to be a great way not to contemplate one’s own misfortunes.

#australia, #fires-and-firefighters, #grief-emotion

Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, 96, Dies; Sought to Demystify Death and Grief

He wrote prolifically about grief, counseled the bereaved after 9/11 and the Oklahoma City bombing and paid particular attention to children. “Grief is the price we pay for love,” he’d say.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #grief-emotion, #jews-and-judaism, #rabbi-earl-grollman, #rabbis

The One Thing We Couldn’t Talk About

When the bad news finally arrived, neither one of us — dear friends for 60 years — knew what to say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion

Roxane Gay: “Pass Over” on Broadway, and the Death of My Beloved Brother

Even when I feel there is nothing more any of us can say about our collective grief for the fragility of Black life, there can be a way forward.

#black-people, #grief-emotion, #nwandu-antoinette, #pass-over-play, #theater

We Went to Vegas to Wring Joy From Heartbreak

Mitchell S. Jackson and his oldest friends reunited to mourn the ones they lost — and honor the time they have left.

#basketball, #black-people, #casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #greeting-gestures, #grief-emotion, #las-vegas-nev, #portland-ore, #travel-and-vacations

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