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A wife describes her husband’s final days dying of COVID: AfterTalk Weekly 4.6.22

By Larry Lynn | April 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: we thought our members should read this first-person account of what it is like to be a spouse to a COVID victim during the disease’s final stages. We’ve altered a few facts to protect the anonymity of the author. We don’t agree with the author’s assertions that hospitals profit from treating extreme COVID …

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COVID Caregivers and Grief Overload: Coping with Too Much Loss AfterTalk 3.30.22

By Alan Wolfelt | March 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. For many caregivers, COVID-19 has been a nonstop wrecking ball. It has swung back and forth across the globe, decimating families and communities. And who’s there in the midst of the ongoing crisis, providing care to the hundreds of thousands of sick, dying, dead, and grieving people? The professional caregivers. …

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Coronavirus and the Six Needs of Mourning: AfterTalk Weekly 3.23.22

By Alan Wolfelt | March 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Alongside the physical pandemic, the novel coronavirus is causing a pandemic of grief. That’s what we’re all feeling right now—grief. It’s important to recognize that. Grief is everything we think and feel inside of us whenever our attachments are threatened, harmed, or severed. We experience shock and disbelief. We are …

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How to Get Proper Nutrition While Grieving AfterTalk Weekly 3.16.22

By Beau Peters | March 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Beau Peters Everyone handles grief differently. It’s a process, and there’s no perfect timeline for getting through it. While most people understand the stages of grief, that doesn’t mean everyone’s pace or symptoms are the same. When you’re mourning the loss of someone or something, it’s hard to focus on anything else – including your …

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Loss of a Beloved Pet

By Eva Bustamante | March 9, 2022 | 1 Comment

This was written as a letter to Dr. Neimeyer. We decided to print it as an AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly because many people adopted pets or lost beloved pets during the Pandemic, and this might resonate for them–the editors. Dear Dr. Neimeyer, I am not writing to ask a question, but rather to share my grief. …

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What Is Grief Counseling? Techniques and How It Helps

By Larry Lynn | March 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

The following comes to us from Maryville University. More about them at the bottom of the article. The original can be read at https://online.maryville.edu/blog/grief-counseling/ We’ve gotten emails before when we mention Kubler-Ross. This article begins with it, but quickly expands and moves beyond it.  The Editor   Tables of Contents What Is Grief Counseling? Benefits …

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When great souls die -AfterTalk Inspirational 2.23.22

By Larry Lynn | February 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

When Great Souls Die [Editor: this is an excerpt from a poem entitled “When Great Trees Fall”  BTW, Maya Angelou as of January 10, 2022 is featured on the U.S. quarter.] When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. We breathe, briefly. Our eyes, briefly, see with a hurtful clarity. Our …

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Martin Luther King: AfterTalk Weekly 2.16.22

By Larry Lynn | February 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

What Martin Luther King’s Daughter Has to Say About Grief by Lynda Cheldelin Fell She was just 5-years-old when her famous daddy, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. Thanks in part to the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the young Bernice King on her mother’s lap, most are familiar with that story. Yet a recent New York Times  article about …

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Black History Month Grief Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

By Larry Lynn | February 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

A Bronzeville Mother Loiters In Mississippi. Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon – Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks The murder of Emmett Till in 1955, and the subsequent acquittal of his murderers and public viewings of Till’s mutilated body, stirred the American consciousness and provoked outrage across the country. In 1960, Gwendolyn Brooks published her own …

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African-Americans and Grief

By Larry Lynn | February 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

[Editor’s Note: in honor of Black History Month, AfterTalk will be devoting this month’s AfterTalk Weeklies to grieving in the African-American community] A Grief Observed From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, the power and pain of black mourning. BY MYCHAL DENZEL SMITH June 22, 2017 Mamie Till-Mobley wrote her memoir, Death of Innocence: The Story of the …

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