Death of a Parent

Collective Grief

When the death of a person affects many members in a community, city, country, or across the world, people will experience collective grief.

These are some things that can help people through the experience of collective grief across a community.

Zoreena – Ask for help

Zoreena explains how important it is to ask for help

Zoreena – Burnout and counseling

Zoreena talks about her father’s decline in a nursing home during COVID

Zoreena – Passing on kindness

Zoreena talks about wakes, funerals, COVID and the importance of kindness

Zoreena – COVID and isolation

Zoreena discusses COVID isolation and the loss of time to spend with her Dad and her cousing

Zoreena – Support systems

Zoreena explains the importance of support systems

Zoreena – My Story

Zoreena talks about COVID and the loss of her father and a cousin

Zoreena – Tribute

Zoreena talks about tributes, family, pulling together and not being able to have a funeral

Jackie – Expressive arts can help when grief is confusing

Jackie talks about how working with an artist therapist helped her after her sister and mother died

Jackie – Finger painting and grief

Jackie discusses how finger painting help her with her feelings while she was grieving the loss of her mother and sister

Kim – Checking in is very important

Kim explains why it is so important to check in and keep in touch with people who have lost

Kim – Facebook and connecting

Kim – discussses our need to connect and how Facebook was useful after her Mum’s death