Give Grief a Chance Podcast
A podcast about bringing grief awareness out into the open. A project to help people connect, and share their experiences with grief and loss
This week's Give Grief A Chance podcast is all about ways to help someone who's grieving. I'm offering suggestions of things you could do and things you should avoid. Let's face it, when someone you know and care about experiences a significant loss, they need your support more than ever, but for many people, it can be difficult to know what to say or what to do, as those intense emotions that the griever feels can make others feel very uncomfortable about stepping up and offering support.
Do you know that it's a very common response for people to feel anger after a loss. Sometimes anger comes when individuals are angry at a loved one for dying and leaving them to face life alone. You could be angry because you've been left with financial issues. You might feel anger toward a pet for running away. Or your angry at people for not reaching out and helping you through your grief. Whatever your loss, you have the right to be angry and like any other emotion, anger needs to be felt and not rushed through.
On this week's podcast I'm chatting with Dr Philip Lister who is an adult and child psychiatrist in a private practice in New York City. He is also the author of "A Good Short Life." Twenty five years ago at the age of four his daughter Liza became ill with leukemia and died at the age of six, since Liza's death Phil has been inspired through his love of writing to capture Liza's spirit and share her journey with his readers.
This week I'm chatting with a wonderful young woman Jessie Lestelle, who at the age of twenty five lost her entire immediate family. Jessie has found herself being called to share her story with the world and has created a podcast called 'Good Grief Jessie' where she only openly talks about her losses and her struggles with anxiety, depression, and PTSD plus, she interviews some very interesting people. Jessie is such an inspiration for us all, so tune in and listen to our chat.
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