Bereaved of a loved one with mental illness or disorder

Grieving a loved one whose thoughts were disordered is a complicated process. We often start grieving while they are still living as we miss the person they once were.

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The solidarity of grief

Recently I wrote about the aloneness of grief, but there is another side to the story which is the topic of this post: the solidarity of grief. It is remarkable how much more aware we become of other people’s death and loss after our own loss. Catherine, my daughter, took her own life. Ever since,…