Week 3 – Disenfranchised Grief

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This article by Crystal Raypole further delves into what disenfranchised grief is and offers some suggestions for processing your grief


In this powerful video, Mari Okazaki speaks about her personal experience of disenfranchised grief following the death of her mother by suicide.  (Warning: This video includes vivid descriptions of a death by suicide)


The covid-19 pandemic has been a time of enormous loss in the world.  Many people are grieving the deaths of loved ones who died by covid-19 and during the covid-19 pandemic.  We have all experienced a multitude of non-death losses during this pandemic, and for those grieving the death of a loved one, their grief may be complicated by these non-death losses.  This article by The New York Times explores the disenfranchised grief we may be experiencing for the many non-death losses brought on by the covid-19 pandemic.

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