If you’ve lost a loved one to this horrific medical disease of Substance Use Disorders.
Given the amount of overdoses we’re grappling with these days, and a personal loss I recently experienced, I thought I’d share this article on Grief and Mourning. It was helpful to me, and hopefully, for you also.
If you’re reading this and you’ve lost a loved one—my heart hurts for you.
At around 6 months into the grieving process sometimes people feel pressure, from themselves or others, to, “get over it,” and, “move on,” with their lives. To the rest of the world, half a year may seem like plenty of time to heal. But, when you’ve lost someone you love it may seem like no time at all. Take all the time you need to grieve.
Every person’s process is a unique and personal experience. There is “no right way” to grieve and you’re entitled to your own feelings, even when they’re different from the feelings of others. I hope you’ll find this article helpful.
—Hearts ease, Bill Maher
Dispelling Common Myths About Grief
Based on the work of Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Our society continues to perpetuate a number of myths about grief and mourning. These myths may seem harmless, but they can quickly become hurdles to healing. Well-meaning helpers often state these myths because they seem to be, “common sense.” This article describes five of the most common myths about grief in order to help you overcome these myths and better understand how to help yourself, or, others to heal.
Myth #1. Grief and mourning are the same experience
Most people tend to use the words grief and mourning interchangeably. However, there is an important distinction between them. [Read more…] about Dispelling Common Myths About Grief