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Bereavement Counseling Article on Grief Vs. Depression

Bereavement Counseling Article on Grief Vs. Depression

Too many times, normal grief reactions are diagnosed as depression.  There is a true difference between normal loss and complicated grieving.  The article below deals with many issues regarding this Myth vs. Fact: Know the difference between grief, major depression By Carolyn Sacco, R.N. and Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H. The article states “Although grief knows no boundaries in terms of age, if we are fortunate to live decades then we will unfortunately experience grief. It is part of being human. Like other aspects of life such as giving birth, how do we know when these normal processes require more than

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Guilt vs Regret in Grief

Guilt vs Regret in Grief

When it comes to grief, guilt and regret are words that get tossed around pretty regularly.  We all have things we wish we’d done differently, things we wish we had or hadn’t said, things we feel terrible about.  This isn’t our first time writing about these topics.  We have a post on guilt here and … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com Good article about grief, guilt and regret.  We can many times become confused and conflicted in loss and have mixed emotions in dealing with the deceased especially in regards to our life with them. If you would like to learn more about

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The Myth of the Grief Timeline

The Myth of the Grief Timeline

How long does it take to fall in love? How many seconds pass before a parent loves their newborn child? How many kisses before boy is head over heels for girl? And how many tears are shed before girl gets over boy? How many arguments and rivalries can the bonds of siblinghood withstand? How many … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com An excellent article.  While many grief theories help give us a general understanding of grieving and a general timeline, it is very erroneous to apply it to everyone.  Grief is unique.  These other aspects are guidelines and only that when dealing with

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Grief and Gender

Grief and Gender

We are usually pretty hesitant to even hint at categorizing, labeling or classifying grief. There are so many different grief responses that can and should be considered ‘normal’ and no two people will have the exact same feelings and experiences after a death, not even those from the same family, region, religion, or culture. All … Source: www.whatsyourgrief.com We all grieve differently but within the paradigms of grief itself.  But genders do play a role.  Some are more how we are wired others are socially constructed.  This article looks at male, female and blended ways people grieve. If you would