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Myths about grief

Myth 3 – We are all different, but we grieve in a similar way   Do we all grieve in the same way? We see movies and news reports showing grief-stricken people from around the world – no matter our race, culture, religion, geography, age and gender – we all seem to express sorrow and […]

Fourways Review feature on Survivors of Suicide Support Group

Myths about grief

Myth 2: Grief follows predictable stages To grieve is to be human. We grieve when we are separated from those we love, through death, through divorce, through separation or alienation. A child may grieve a divorce, a parent may grieve the loss of a precious child or you might receive news of a terminal illness […]

Myths about grief

Myth 1: Time will heal your grief   When you have experienced a devastating loss, well-meaning family and friends blurt out platitudes like: “Time heals all wounds” or “Time heals”.  George Orwell succinctly sums it up: “They say that time heals all things, they say you can always forget; but the smiles and the tears […]