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Is Grief Mental Illness? With Psychiatric Changes, Maybe

By Tim Townsend — 2013

Normal bereavement and major depression share many of the same symptoms. And because of those similarities, psychiatrists have historically carved out what is known as a "bereavement exclusion." Its purpose was to reduce the likelihood that normal grief would be diagnosed as clinical depression.

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A Force for Change: Coping With Grief Through Activism and Advocacy

When people are pushed into advocacy or social work as a result of a traumatic loss, part of the benefit for those affected is in keeping busy, but it’s also a way to memorialize their loved ones, explained Joanne Cacciatore, an associate research professor at Arizona State University who studies...

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Care Farming: Using Restorative Spaces to Address Traumatic Grief

A new study explores the importance of care farming, using therapeutic spaces to treat individuals impacted by traumatic grief.

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Can Rescue Animals Change the Way We Grieve?

There is a care farm in Arizona where rescue animals are helping people deal with traumatic grief.

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Learning to Live with Loss

There may be a reason so many people refer to losing a piece of themselves...

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Coping with Depression and Disability

Often, disabled people have their disability treated, but they don’t have their emotional or spiritual needs addressed.

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Whose Grief? Our Grief

For Saeed Jones, generations collapse into seconds during an American week of chaos and sorrow.

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The Beauty in Mental Illness

Look more closely and you’ll see.

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An Open Letter to Grievers

Grief, especially when traumatic, can shut us down and disconnect us or it can shatter our hearts into a million pieces of fierce compassion in the world. One way or another, we change.

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When Grief Becomes a Disorder

What is complicated grief, and how does it differ from depression?

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The MISS Foundation: A Lifeline to Grieving Families

Joanne Cacciatore of Sedona started the nonprofit MISS Foundation in 1996 to provide counseling, advocacy, research and education services to families who have endured the death of a child.

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