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Natural Disasters and Grief: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 9.29.21

Natural Disasters: How Grief Can Help Us to Help Others? By Jessica Fender Introduction Natural disasters, such as tsunamis or tornadoes, are catastrophic events where people lose their properties, livelihoods, and in many cases their lives. If you happen to experience a severe natural disaster, you will remember it for the rest of your life. …

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Mourning Heroes 9/11 and Pandemic Heros AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 9.15.21

Mourning Heroes It is only a few days since observed the 20th year since 9/11. I hesitate to call it an “anniversary” since the word usually conveys a joyous occasion.  The song is about a firefighter who did not die on 9/11, but the sentiment applies to all who rush toward what most of us …

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We Grieve, We Remember, We Support Each Other: Thoughts from a 9/11 Widow and Grief Advocate

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. We as a nation will never be “done” mourning the loss of 2,977 lives lost during the attack on September 11, 2001. On that Tuesday morning at the World Trade Center in New York, more than 2,700 people died, among them over two thousand people working at the Twin Towers, …

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