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Grief and loss let's not forget them

Be brave mention them sometimes it can lovely to chat about a lost one even if it is painful too.

Grief

This statue is called "Emptiness" and was created by a grieving parent. It describes how a parent feels after losing a child

for all of those parents who have a missing piece of their heart

Grief

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bmbnkq BBC1 2nd October


In May 2017, the musician and presenter George Shelley tragically lost his sister in a sudden accident. Harriet Shelley was 21 and her brother's closest confidante. In his first documentary, George courageously opens up about his struggles with grief.

Having spent the last 12 months struggling to talk about his loss and to deal with it, George embarks on a series of extraordinarily candid and raw discussions with his parents and best friend in a bid to help him cope with, and better understand, the process of grieving. He opens up to them in ways he has never done before and, for the first time, also speaks to other young people who have suffered the loss of a sibling, and to others from his generation who can share advice and guidance about coping mechanisms.

Research suggests that bereavement is linked to high rates of suicide and mental health problems among young people. Bereavement is an extremely important issue because of the enormous and serious impact it has on wider society, especially with people under 30 being renowned for not talking about grief. George explores the relationship between his own grief and mental health. He spiralled into a deep depression when his sister died and discusses some of the revelations he has subsequently discovered about himself following conversations he has had with medical professionals.

​The Weight of Grief

Grief can be a heavy burden to carry, this is a lovely, if sad, illustration of this.


Artist: Celeste Roberge - www.celesteroberge.com
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Grieving is a fundamental process of life.

This article also appeared in the August 2016 issue of Mindful magazine. http://www.mindful.org/we-are-all-losers/ Author -Barry Boyce The Kindest Thing You Can Do Grieving is a fundamental process of life. We do not choose it. It rather chooses us. It’s not a one-time event. It’s a road we must travel on. It doesn’t follow clock time. It adheres to deeper rhythms. Regrets are common, thoughts of incompletion and unfinished business, struggles unresolved. These are illusory, clingy thoughts, but you can’t wrestle them to the ground and stamp them out. As they emerge, you can see them, and let them go. And do that each time they come back to visit. Each of us has our light, what makes us loving and loveable. Each of us has our dark places, how we grapple with fear and pain—what can make us unbearable, at times even to ourselves. We have our griminess and our glory. But which are we, really? We are neither. We are not any of our parts. We are all of those parts. So, when you think of the loved one who has passed, embrace the whole person.
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