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Many who are grieving find support through the stories of others who have experienced similar loss. Podcasts are easily accessible resources that provide grievers with more diverse options for support. From listening in on a casual conversation to receiving expert advice, take advantage of your commute or time on a treadmill to listen to a podcast that can help you through your loss.
1.What’s Your Grief
by Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams
Whether you are thinking about dating a widower or need some advice on how to parent while grieving, mental health professionals Eleanor and Litsa “seek to leave no stone unturned in demystifying the complicated and sometimes crazy experience of living life after loss.”
by Blake Kasemeier
When Blake lost her mom to a brief but brutal bout of lung cancer, she was at a loss on how to process her own grief. She created Good Grief as a place for listeners to hear real talk about mourning and loss. According to Spotify, each episode is “based on a theme unpacked by expert interviews, novice slice-of-life anecdotes and, where appropriate, some relevant cultural references to help ground these big, scary, heavy ideas.”
3.Grief Out Loud
by The Dougy Center
Hosted by Jana DeCristofaro, a licensed clinical social worker, Grief Out Loud seeks to open up often avoided conversations surrounding grief. This podcast “brings you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with bereavement professionals.”
by Moe Provencher
Moe, who is not a mental health professional but rather an audio engineer and musician, seeks to share the stores of “authentic people sharing pieces of their core” to help those grieving to grow closer to one another. According to Spotify, the Grief/Relief podcast hopes to normalize conversation around the often painful and taboo topic of grief, to explore how change can be beautiful, and how loss affects our lives in unexpected ways.
5.Coming Back: Life After Loss
by Shelby Forsythia
There are many examples of loss, such as the death of a dear friend or relative, a relationship, a job, a pet, or even a dream. Shelby Forsythia explores the “ideas, resources, and stories that help us ‘come back’ to life after death, divorce, illness and more.”
6.The Mindfulness & Grief Podcast
by Heather Stang
Host, Heather Stang, holds a masters degree in thanatology (death, dying, and bereavement). According to Spotify, episodes are designed for bereaved people and grief professionals, where you will learn how a mindful approach to grief can help you deal with difficult emotions, cultivate self-care and self-compassion, and honor the relationship that remains.
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