What I know about grief

The following are some things I know to be true about grief for me, based on my lived experience. Some of them may resonate with you as well. Grief is unique to the people experiencing it in each moment, so please take whatever makes sense to you from this share and leave whatever doesn’t.

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.

When Death Comes Suddenly

When someone dies suddenly we often struggle with grief that is raw, unpredictable and powerful.

Laura- Loss to Suicide

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

I Hope You Stay lyric video

I hope you stay lyric video

Karyn and Cathy – “Suicide”

Karyn and Cathy discuss how the stigma of suicide impacted the lack of acknowledgement of their grief and loss. Karyn and Cathy continues to grieve the death of their father by suicide.