The following pictures and video is from the Heal YourSelf 2018 Community Event hosted by the Gifts from Jada Foundation. I was one of the panelists and speakers (along with Brittney Henry) who are clinicians who specialists in the community in grief and trauma recovery and healing.
Check out the video and watch us discuss important topics like coping with triggers on the holidays and anniversary dates, the impact of unresolved grief and addressing ways to cope and heal. These topics are important all year round. Each individual may have different anniversary dates or different circumstances that trigger unresolved grief. Which is why I chose to share this now to bring awareness of this topic as also discussed months video along with resources, ways to cope, and finding healthy support.
Equally as important, I find community events like thus so essential to educating our community on the importance of coping with loss, the symptoms of unresolved grief, and showing them it is a natural response to not knowing how to cope with the pain. Hopefully working towards eliminating the stigma.