Today is a very quick post. I was asked to share resources on grief, and here are 2 of the best books I've read on grief and loss and some resources that I came across in my research.
“Finding Meaning” by Dr. David Kessler. A therapist and a person who's life was affected by loss, David shares isights and tools for people going through greiving.
Here’s David’s website where he has resources and online grief support groups
“It’s ok that you are not ok” by Megan Devine.
Also a therapist whose life has been shattered by a tragic loss, Megan wrote a brilliant book that that helps not only a grieving person, but also people supporting someone who is in their grief. Sometimes people just don't know what to say, or say clichés like "time will heal" or "at least you have known love" - which is really not at all helpful. This books shares many insights on how we can love and support a grieving person.
Here’s a resource for kids and people supporting kids and teens in grief:
Here’s an article on GoodTherapy.org that talks about grief and bereavement, stages and tasks of mourning, what makes grief complicated, and a broken heart syndrome.
There are a lot more resources and books and online support out there of course. There are therapists specializing in grief. There are many groups, online and in person. Please don’t give up until you find what works for you. Please keep reaching out.
We don’t deal well with grief and loss in our society. We don’t talk about it much but it’s a good conversation to have. No easy, but we need to be talking about it. We need our village to support us, we need to be able to support others going through grief and loss. We are not alone in it, and we shouldn’t be alone.