Losing someone we care about can create a major mental health challenge, and many Americans say the loss of a loved one is the most difficult event of their lives. There’s no wrong or right way to grieve, but with proper support, self-care and reflection, most find the acceptance and meaning necessary to move forward.
Learning about the nature of grief and other people’s experiences coping with it can help us heal and feel less alone. Whether you prefer listening to podcasts, reading books or watching videos, here are some options to get you started.
Brené Brown’s Unlocking Us
Brené is a researcher and author known for making complicated emotional health challenges accessible and relatable. In this podcast, she talks with grief expert David Kessler.
Books on Grief and Healing
These powerful books weave their authors’ personal experiences with grieving with lessons learned about healing as well as expert advice on understanding and coping with loss.
A grief journal creates a safe place to capture feelings, memories or unanswered questions that can help to cope and heal. This article shares over 20 journaling prompts to help you get started.
Healing from grief is a personal journey, but we all need coping strategies to help us along the way. What works can differ from person to person, so try out different methods until you find what works for you. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Coping with Loss and Change
This animated video from WellCast explores the stages of grief and offers helpful ways to cope through the process of losing a loved one.
Healing from loss is a process that takes time. Talking with friends, family, a support group or mental health professional can help. But if you’re feeling hopeless, reach out to the resources below as soon as possible.