To address the many forms of grieving, Supportiv releases a new collection of Grief articles, as nationwide demand for grief-related mental health resources continues to grow.
“What happens when others don’t understand what you are mourning? So many grief-worthy events still feel marginalized from discussions about grieving: becoming estranged from family members, experiencing ethnic or racial inequity, or mourning the past that shaped your current struggles–just to name a few,” shares Supportiv CEO & Co-Founder Helena Plater-Zyberk.
“A big part of the grieving process is learning to own your individual experience, because no two experiences of grief will be exactly alike. That said, being open about your own experience may also help someone else feel less alone in theirs.”
Supportiv Co-Founder Pouria Mojabi speaks to the escalating societal need for grief resources: “With over one million COVID deaths in the US to date, an estimated nine million people are currently grieving a loved one for that reason alone. However, deaths are just one of the many types of grief-worthy events one might face. For example, each year, hundreds of thousands get divorced, receive difficult medical diagnoses, and see the ends of friendships.”
Supportiv’s new grief articles and resources deliver considerations and guidance to get through the grieving process–no matter what set the process in motion. Topics in the collection include:
Learning about the various ways grief can look and feel may help you identify them and take the first step toward healing.
Grieving is known to take a long time. So, why does prolonged grief disorder exist? And what distinguishes it from normal grief?
Responding to grief is rarely instinctual, whether it’s your own or others’. It can be hard to talk about grief, even when you know you need to.
Grief can overwhelm your usual coping mechanisms. How and why does this happen? And to what extent should you accept your difficulty in coping?
Dealing with grief involves feeling your feelings, accessing tangible and emotional support, and using the resources available to you. Here is a list of resources to help you find the help you need.
What is disenfranchised grief, and why does it matter how others respond to your mourning?
When everything feels dark and you can’t imagine a world where it gets better, start healing grief by shifting your outlook on the process.
How do you help a coworker who is grieving? We all have different relationships with our coworkers, which can change how we support them.
These unique grief tips are designed to help you manage, process, cope with, and otherwise get through the grieving process.
Trauma and difficult past experiences can have mental health consequences through no fault of your own. It’s worth grieving the connection.
Our instincts may fail us while we’re grieving. Journaling can help structure the process and help us find meaning in clouds of emotion.
Grief isn’t reserved just for actual deaths. Rather, grief can arise in any situation where there is a loss–or even just the potential for loss.
When you or a loved one receive a difficult diagnosis, you naturally think about how it impacts your future. How do you grieve what’s changed and find a new path forward?
Our pets are more than worthy of our grief. In many cases, the loss of a pet means losing the deepest relationship in our life.
After a coworker’s suicide, ensure you have appropriate support for yourself. It’s like putting on your own oxygen mask, and that’s ok to do.
Filipino-Americans have seen more fatalities from covid than other ethnic groups, putting them more in need of grieving and coping resources.
Part of why grief feels so messy, is that we may experience its conflicting stages at once. Use this worksheet to help process the stages.