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Wrapping your head around Adolescent Grief: 7 tools: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Michael Dehoyos | February 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

When dealing with teenagers, grief is almost impossible to avoid. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect and claim more lives going into 2021, adolescents will still have a hard time getting through the worst of times. Whether it is a grandparent, a family friend, or even sometimes someone their own age that they’ve …

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7 Books That Teach Kids About Death And Grief: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Kristin Herman | February 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Kristin Herman With a pandemic going on, children may have experienced the loss of loved ones – a parent, a grandparent, a close relative, a friend … the list may go on for some children. So, what can parents do to talk about death, and the grief that comes along with it? Death can …

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Art and the Bereaved: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Katlyn Eriksen | January 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Art and the Bereaved: How Can Art Creation Be A Vital Aid? By Katlyn Eriksen The current pandemic is proving to be a ‘double crisis’ for people with depression, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America predicts that PTSD could be one long-term mental health effect of COVID-19. The situation is, of course, more severe …

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Joe Biden on Grieving

By Larry Lynn | January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: I realize I recently reposted this after the COVID-19 death toll passed 200. We approach 400 as I write this. I am posting it again in honor of Inauguration Day, so we remember the character of the man we just elected. Joe Biden TRANSCRIPT: 5/14/20, The Last Word w/ Lawrence O’Donnell COVID-19   …

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Grieving for a Hero: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

We have three pandemics sweeping the world: COVID-19, Climate Change, and Hatred. Last week the third of those took the like of a courageous police officer. We honor him today with a video by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger commenting on one of the three worst days in the last 100 years. Oh, and by the way, …

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7 Ways To Use Writing To Cope With Grief: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Ashley Halsey | January 6, 2021 | 2 Comments

7 Ways To Use Writing To Cope With Grief by Ashley Halsey The death of a loved one can be truly devastating – even to the point where you’re forced to put your own life on hold for months, or years. And especially during our current pandemic, typical expressions of grief are invariably hampered. However, …

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New Year’s Grieving Resolutions: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | December 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are several suggested New Year’s resolutions for the grieving. This one is from Hospice of the Red River Valley: I resolve to not place time limits on my grief; it will take as long as it takes. I resolve to acknowledge my grief as my own—that it is as individual as I am—and will take shape …

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Holiday/Pandemic Grieving Song: An AfterTalk Extra

By Annalee Van Kleeck | December 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

From a dear friend and extraordinary performer, Annalee Van Kleeck   Editor’s Note: for more posts about grieving during the holidays, Click this link: https://blog.aftertalk.com/?s=holiday+grieving Every Wednesday we will be publishing Pandemic Weekly for, we hope, not too long. We invite you to submit your thoughts, essays, poems or songs. Please send to info@aftertalk.com.

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Managing Your Own Grief During the Holidays: An AfterTalk Plan B

By Larry Lynn | December 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

[Note: this was first published in December of 2013] My co-Founder Lisa suggested this. So nobody you know took my advice and called to include you in their holiday plans. Sorry that didn’t work out.. And you were too reluctant to reach out to them and ask to be included. Most of us feel this …

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Holiday Sorrows and Precious Gifts: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Thomas Attig | December 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Thomas Attig I am sure that I am not alone in approaching Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and New Years with sorrow in my heart over the death of a loved one.  I hope these reflections will provide guidance for reaching through the sorrows of loss in the coming season. During the holidays, the pain of …

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