Death of a Sibling

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.

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

Adrianna – Storytelling… intuitive and instrumental

Adrianna tells how storytelling helped her process her grief

Adrianna – Finding out my brother had died by suicide

Adrianna relates how she heard about her brother’s suicide

Adrianna – Guilt and death by suicide

Adrianna gives insights she has found about guilt

Adrianna – My Story

Adrianna talks about the journey she has been on since her brother’s suicide

Adrianna – Therapy and loss

Adrianna talks about how different kinds of therapy helps

Adrianna – What I would say to younger self

Adrianna talks about tools that helped her with her grief

Doug M – “Coming to Terms with Sibling Death”

Doug talks about the loss of his brother when he was young and how it effected his fear of loss and separation of his own children. Doug continues to grieve the death of his first wife.

Doug M – “Helping Children Cope with Sibling Death”

Doug talks about shock and the importance of making sure children get help. Doug continues to grieve the death of his first wife.

Caitlin – “My Story”

Caitlin shares about the loss of her sister and how she copes with missing her. Caitlin continues to grieve the death of her sister in a car accident