Best selections from Grief Healing’s Twitter stream this week:

A newscast or film clip from September 11 can catch us by surprise, acting as a trigger, and it’s as if we’re confronted with the event for the first time, all over again. September 11: Coping with Aftershocks « Grief Healing

What causes us to feel such grief over the death of a celebrity or public figure we did not know personally? Queen Elizabeth death: Collective grief a common phenomenon after a public figure dies « Philadelphia Inquirer

Why do we feel collective grief for the Queen? A sentence you’re likely to hear a lot right now: ‘I didn’t expect to feel so upset.’ But there’s good reason why you might feel more affected by the news than you anticipated, whether you consider yourself a royalist or not. Collective grief: what you need to know + how to deal with it « Women’sHealth

Robert Pycior was 8 years old when he lost his father in the terrorist attacks. It took him years to acknowledge his feelings, be vulnerable, and cope with his grief. After a 9/11 Loss, Grieving Meant Making Space for Feelings « Everyday Health 

Many survivors of loss or trauma feel a resurgence of sadness or anxiety as a date that holds meaning approaches. The anniversary reaction idea sounds simple, but there is deep specificity in how people experience anniversaries of traumatic events, including loss. Anniversary Grief Reactions Are Deeply Personal «Psychology Today 

“My mom died six months ago after a long battle with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) . . . Now I am very worried about my dad. He has shut down.” Supporting A Parent in Grief « Grief Healing 

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