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Understanding and Managing Grief and Pet Loss, December 4 – December 10, 2022

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“I brought it home to help my mother die. I had no idea what I was doing — or what I’d be accomplishing. All I knew was that she was not going to take her last breath in the hospital.” Hospice Care at the End of My Mother’s Life: Lessons Learned « huffpost

Most people consider grief to be their emotional response to death, but there are instances when you can grieve someone who is still alive. Chronic illness, acute medical distress, and even broken relationships can all create a cycle of grief that can be markedly different from the grief associated with a death, while still being the same in many ways. are similar. 3 things to expect when grieving someone is dead « psychology today

The death of a pet can be a deeply traumatic experience. But some aspects of pet grief are unique, and acknowledging that pet loss is different can help people find solace. Why Grieving a Pet Can Be Harder Than Grieving a Person , conversation

When pets pass away, some owners have historically found healing in human mourning rituals. Several studies suggest that people who experience the death of a pet may experience grief similar to the death of a human, with the study authors concluding that health professionals should provide similar bereavement support for both. . grieving the loss of a companion animal , human society

A grief counselor in Arizona who has a heart for abused animals started a sanctuary for grieving people to help them cope by helping them care for rescued animals. How an Arizona farm is helping people overcome grief , npr

Have you ever heard of a pet running away from home if it knew it was about to die? A good friend of mine told me that my cat of 15 years ago had gone missing from her favorite spot, the front porch! Pet Loss: Is My Cat Headed Off to Die? , grief therapy

Cumulative grief asks you to face each death personally, even when you don’t think you can. How to act when you lose more than one person in a short period of time , your tango

We have been led to believe that grief can be quantified and divided into distinct stages. We also associate it with specific events, usually the death of a loved one. But grief is more nuanced and widespread than popular belief would have us believe. Disenfranchised grief – grief that doesn’t live up to society’s standards and is often not acknowledged – is complex but common. , good + good

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