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Grief Out Loud

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Rank #38 in Self-Help category

Non-Profit
Self-Help
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Remember the last time you tried to talk about grief and suddenly everyone left the room? Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with bereavement professionals. Platitude and cliché-free, we promise! Grief Out Loud is hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families in Portland, Oregon.

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Remember the last time you tried to talk about grief and suddenly everyone left the room? Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with bereavement professionals. Platitude and cliché-free, we promise! Grief Out Loud is hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families in Portland, Oregon.

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A555

By Manda5 - May 01 2015
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Such helpful information presented in an accessible, welcoming way.

Clear and Helpful

By HDDGuy - Apr 20 2015
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Clear and helpful advice to help yourself and others.

iTunes Ratings

82 Ratings
Average Ratings
70
8
1
2
1

A555

By Manda5 - May 01 2015
Read more

Such helpful information presented in an accessible, welcoming way.

Clear and Helpful

By HDDGuy - Apr 20 2015
Read more

Clear and helpful advice to help yourself and others.

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Grief Out Loud

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Rank #38 in Self-Help category

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Remember the last time you tried to talk about grief and suddenly everyone left the room? Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with bereavement professionals. Platitude and cliché-free, we promise! Grief Out Loud is hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families in Portland, Oregon.

Rank #1: Ep. 82: The Before & After Worlds - Grieving A Sudden Death

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How do you go from being in one world - the world where your person is alive and washing dishes and folding laundry and calling your name down the hall - to another where this person no longer exists in their physical form? How do your brain and body and spirit even begin to make sense of that?

Jun 08 2018
22 mins
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Rank #2: Ep. 106: Grief & Anxiety - Claire Bidwell Smith. LCPC

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When someone dies, many of us expect to cry and feel frustrated, but we aren’t as prepared for intense fear and worry. Anxiety can catch us off-guard, either because we’ve never dealt with it before or because the anxiety we already knew well has ratcheted up to untenable levels. Claire Bidwell Smith's new book, Anxiety, the Missing Stage of Grief, delves into all the ways anxiety can be part of grief.

Feb 25 2019
23 mins
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Rank #3: Ep. 65: A Mother's Story - Sue Klebold

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Sue Klebold is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two shooters at Columbine High School who, in 1999, killed twelve students and a teacher, and wounded more than 20 others before taking their own lives. In our conversation with we explore how current day mass tragedies continue to affect her. We also look at how tragedies like Columbine occur - and how someone's thinking can become suicidal and homicidal.

Nov 20 2017
24 mins
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Rank #4: Ep. 38: What Helps When You're Grieving - Ideas For Body, Mind, and Spirit

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Jana is joined by Dougy Center staff member, Heather Dorfman, to talk about what helps (or might help) in grief, outside the realm of more formal support.

Aug 02 2016
26 mins
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Rank #5: Ep. 17: Grieving A Suicide Death

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Jana talks with Erin Shuster about the death of her brother from suicide. A former young adult group participant and volunteer, Erin talks openly about the unique aspects of grief when someone dies of suicide and how she learned to identify her needs and advocate for herself. 

Jun 26 2015
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Rank #6: Ep. 97: An Unexpected Devastation

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For Camila, death came barreling into her world with zero warning. When she was 21 her world shifted on its axis on an average morning in September. She woke up in the house she shared with her mother in the Bay Area expecting just another day. Then, she went to check on her mother, only to find that she had died in her sleep. There were no warning signs. Her mom was there and then she wasn’t. In the 9 years since that morning, Camila has grieved intensely and intently.

Nov 28 2018
23 mins
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Rank #7: Ep. 63: Losing Someone Twice

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One aspect of grief that rarely gets mentioned is losing someone twice- once in a life-altering circumstance and again when they die. This feeling can arise from a variety of circumstances including substance abuse, mental illness, the personality changes related to a physical illness, or other situation where there is a radical change in a relationship long before someone dies.

Oct 24 2017
21 mins
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Rank #8: Ep. 103: Staying Connected In Grief - Allison Gilbert

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We hear about how powerful and important it can be to keep memories and connection alive with the people we are grieving, but how do we actually do that? Allison Gilbert is the author of numerous books including the groundbreaking, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive. We discuss turning a treasured recipe into a scavenger hunt, repurposing clothing, books, and other belongings, and how to navigate this idea when the relationship you had with the person was complicated or conflicted. 

Jan 24 2019
26 mins
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Rank #9: Ep. 61: Is It Grief Or Anger? Does It Matter?

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What do big behaviors look like when a child is grieving? How do we best support them in these big behaviors and the corresponding big feelings? Heather Dorfman, Dougy Center staff member, joins us to talk about creating safety and connection in the midst of this swirl of feelings and behaviors.

Oct 06 2017
22 mins
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Rank #10: Ep. 11: Who Am I Now?

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Losing and finding yourself in grief. Brendon and Jana delve into the many layers of loss that we grapple with when someone dies and how that loss can change us.

Apr 03 2015
22 mins
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Rank #11: Ep. 51: Anger & Grief - Megan Devine

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Megan Devine talks about another shadow aspect of grief - anger. Anger shows up in many ways, including being angry at the person who died, at ourselves, and at someone or something we hold responsible for the death.

Mar 15 2017
23 mins
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Rank #12: Ep. 26: Grief And Complex Relationships (Part 3) - The Death Of A Parent

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The last in a three-part series talking with those grieving the death of someone when the relationship was complex, difficult, or challenging. Jana talks with Diana about her father who died after seven years of no contact with him.

Nov 16 2015
21 mins
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Rank #13: Ep. 54: Self-Compassion As Self-Care In Grief - Heather Stang

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Heather Stang, thanatologist, mindfulness speaker, and author of Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations To Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit, joins us to talk about cultivating self-compassion as a powerful avenue for self-care while grieving.

Apr 28 2017
27 mins
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Rank #14: Ep. 2: Ashes & Funerals

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We answer two questions from the community. The first is from a mother of two young children who wonders what she can do with the ashes of her partner. The second from a young adult struggling with whether they should go to the funeral of a close friend’s mother.

Jan 29 2015
20 mins
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Rank #15: Ep. 18: Grieving The Death Of A Sibling - Tips For Supporting Children

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Jana and Rebecca Hobbs-Lawrence discuss how to support children who experience the death of a brother or sister.

Jul 10 2015
23 mins
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Rank #16: Ep. 57: Fine But Not Okay- Mindfulness In Grief - Joe DiNardo

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In March of 2015 Joe DiNardo's wife, Marcia, died of pancreatic cancer. Before her death, he started writing a letter to her which would eventually become the beginning of his first book, A Letter to My Wife. In the midst of the pain of Marcia's diagnosis, illness, and death, Joe turned to his four decades of meditation and mindfulness practice to be as present as possible, both with his wife and his own heartbreak. 

Jun 13 2017
24 mins
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Rank #17: Ep. 3 Tips For Talking With Children About Death

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“How do I tell my child about the death?” This is the most common question we receive at The Dougy Center. Someone has died, leaving parents and other adult caregivers to struggle with finding the right words to say to their children.

Jan 29 2015
25 mins
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Rank #18: Ep. 36: Grieving My Dad - A Son's Story

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In the two years since his dad died, Mike bought a house, got married, and is expecting his first child. This episode explores what it means to grieve the person you would have turned to the most for advice and guidance on these major milestones in life.

May 26 2016
20 mins
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Rank #19: Ep. 39: Grieving An Overdose (Part 1 of 3) - The Death Of A Brother

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Jessica's younger brother died in 2011. In our conversation, we discuss what it's like when you didn't know the person was struggling with substance use along with the challenges of talking about the death with well-meaning others. 

Oct 10 2016
19 mins
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Rank #20: Ep. 24: Grief And Complex Relationships (Part 1) - The Death Of An Ex-Husband

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This is the first in a three-part series about grieving when the relationship with the person who died was complex or conflicted. In this episode, Jana is joined by Jenny, a mother of three who experienced the loss of her husband and their father.

Nov 04 2015
19 mins
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