Collective Grief

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This topic came about purely by chance.  When researching for a different topic we came across various grief terms. This was one of them. We explored them all and found similarities and familiarity with all of them. Because of this, we wanted to share this newfound knowledge and make it a topic…..

Please see Collective and Grief which covers:

  1. Introduction
  2. YouTube Video – Grief and Covid-19: Mourning What We’re Missing
  3. Collective Grief Quotes
  4. Collective Grief
  5. Black Americans and Collective Grief
  6. Ways UK is helping India – Ways we can help India
  7. Links on how to help St Vincent (Volcano eruption)
  8. Collective Grief and Black Boys going missing in the UK
  9. Our final thoughts / our YouTube video

© Copyright 2019 Grief Probate Journey Blog *PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS SOURCED FROM UK and AMERICAN WEBSITES* It is also based on our own experience. *We are not experts in this field, we are speaking purely on our own experience with information sought from the internet to give further examples. *

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1. Introduction

This topic came about purely by chance.  When researching for a different topic we came across various grief terms. This was one of them. We explored them all and found similarities and familiarity with all of them. Because of this, we wanted to share this newfound knowledge and make it a topic.

The reason why we could relate to this is that collective grief refers too:

What is collective Grief

 “Collective grief happens when a community, society, village, or nation all experience extreme change or loss. Collective grief can manifest in the wake of major events such as: war, natural disasters, or others that result in mass casualties or widespread tragedy”. (11 Jun 2020).

Straight away when reading just the first few lines our Immediate thoughts were this current worldwide pandemic.

We have been living through this for over one year. And to say it has been a major life-changing event would be a massive understatement.

Life as we knew it felt like it literally changed overnight and it’s never been the same since. We are living in a whole new world and way of life.

It feels like we are living through history. This is what makes it feel so surreal these are thing’s we have seen happen and learnt in history or watched in movie’s, but we have been living it for 13 months. It’s so unreal…

We are living through extreme life-changing life-challenging time’s, but there is hope for better days. Through our blog my sister and I try our very best to bring awareness of matters like this. We were not aware of this term until discovering it by chance. Because it is so relative to what is happening worldwide is why we wanted to share it.

This topic also has:

  • Information on Collective Grief in America. This relates to the tragic matters such as George Floyd and Breanna Taylor.
  • Covers the current crisis in India and has links to ways in which we can help.
  • Links on how we can help St. Vincent due to the volcano eruption
  • Information on Collective Grief and Black Boys going missing in the UK

Please see Collective Grief:

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2. YouTube Video – Grief and Covid-19: Mourning What We’re Missing

YouTube Video

Grief and Covid-19: Mourning What We’re Missing

American Psychological Association

33.9K subscribers

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a medical crisis, but a psychological one. Along with the collective anxiety, stress and sadness comes collective loss and sorrow. Psychologists offer insight and tips on dealing with grief. __________________________________

The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

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3. Collective Grief Quotes

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4. Collective Grief

4.1 Collective Grief and the Educator

When asked what we are experiencing during this global pandemic, David Kessler, a world renowned grief expert, said,  “we are all dealing with the collective loss of the world we knew”….

4.2 Covid’s Collective Grief

Collective loss and anticipatory loss are both key factors in our lives due to the affects of COVID”….

4.3 Collectively Rooted | Collective Grief & Trauma – Creating a Culture of Collective Hope, Healing and Resilience in a Traumatised World

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that we were officially in a state of pandemic due to COVID-19. The threat of an unseen “enemy” became real and life dramatically changed for individuals, families, and communities”.

4.4 Finding Meaning Through Collective Loss and Grief | Center for Sport Psychology

“The loss of gathering for worship, meals, events, joy. And these loses may leave us feeling heavy, sad, regretful, or just numb. So, what may help when we are” …

4.5 Collectively we’re grieving far more than COVID-19 deaths, say experts

“21 Feb 2021 — While the rising death and illnesses associated with COVID-19 can weigh heavily on people, Canadians are also experiencing collective grief” …

4.6 How to Heal the ‘mass trauma’ of COVID-19 – BBC Future

“4 Feb 2021 — When the pandemic is over, how should we process the memories of what happened? … David Trickey, a psychologist and representative of the UK Trauma Council. … At its simplest level, a mass trauma (otherwise known as a “collective … The normal ways we cope with illness, death and grief have been”…

4.7 This too shall pass – a meditation on collective grieving – DEEP

“4 Feb 2021 — When the pandemic is over, how should we process the memories of what happened? … David Trickey, a psychologist and representative of the UK Trauma Council. … At its simplest level, a mass trauma (otherwise known as a “collective … The normal ways we cope with illness, death and grief have been”…

4.8 Grief and COVID-19: Mourning what we know, who we miss and the way we say goodbye

“2 Dec 2020 — At present, we are collectively grieving the multiple losses many of us … and how grief was reported in UK newspapers during the pandemic”.

4.9 Collective Mourning – What is it & why does it matter? | CPJ Field

Just thinking about living through the death of someone you love without being … So why does saying goodbye in the collective, communal way that we are … The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people can say goodbye and mourn. … 123 2304 (UK National helpline, open every day from 10am-4pm and 7pm-10pm)” …

4.10 The Pandemic of grief: How we mourned 2020 together but alone – Mashable

“20 Dec 2020 — In 2020, the losses of the coronavirus created a pandemic of grief that no vaccine … The collective grief of an ongoing global tragedy (and its”…

4.11 What we’ve learned about bereavement during the pandemic

“22 Jan 2021 — Diarists also told us that, when there was no opportunity to collectively grieve and acknowledge someone’s death, then the grieving process was”…

4.12 A year into the pandemic, strangers find healing in their shared grief

9 Mar 2021 — In the year since WHO declared a global pandemic, millions are trying … mental health department, and for professionals in Norway, the U.K., and China. … Shear says COVID has caused a dramatic spike in complicated grief. … but technology is resurrecting loss—and healing—as a collective experience”.

4.13 Collective Resilience – Wellcome

“and grief during the triple crisis of a global pandemic, a … Black Lives Matters protests, youth-led campaigning on rebuilding after. Covid-19, and new activism in”…

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5. Black Americans and Collective Grief

5.1 YouTube Video

How Black People Can Process Collective Trauma and Grief

The Root

79.9K subscribers

“NYC-based licensed mental health counselor Alice Mills Mai believes the collective grief gripping black people in America right now is almost palpable”.

“From the killing of Ahmaud Arbery to the deaths of cultural icons like Little Richard and Betty Wright, “it’s almost like people didn’t even get a break to maybe process” what’s been happening, said Mai, who specializes in trauma and identity”.

“Feelings of hopelessness, fear and anger are all secondhand responses the founder of Centering Wholeness says people may experience after witnessing traumatic incidents like another filmed execution of a black person”.

-Jessica Moulite
Read more: https://www.theroot.com/you-dont-have…

“13 May 2020 — NYC-based licensed mental health counselor Alice Mills Mai believes the collective grief gripping black people in America right now is almost”…

5.2 Black Americans Experiencing Collective Trauma, Grief

“17 Apr 2021 — Many Black Americans are facing a collective sense of grief and trauma that has grown more profound with the loss of each life at the hands of”…

5.3 Black Americans experiencing collective trauma, grief

“17 Apr 2021 — Many Black Americans are facing a collective sense of grief and trauma that has grown more profound with the loss of each life at the hands of”…

5.4 How People of Color Can Experience Grief Differently Than…

“12 Apr 2021 — Marginalized communities are affected by loss in unique and painful ways. Here’s how, plus some resources for coping”.

5.5 Endless Mourning: Racial Melancholia, Black Grief, and the Transformative Possibilities for Racial Justice in Education

“by J GRINAGE · 2019 · Cited by 7 — example of collective grief illustrates the intricacies of mourning as a method for naming the pain … mode of mourning by clarifying that the anger black people feel about racial violence is an … hidden grief. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press”.

5.6 The Anti-Black Racism Pandemic Cannot Be The New Normal

“1 Jun 2020 — For Black people in the U.S., Canada and the UK, our trauma is its own … that this collective grief we’re all facing will pass is a way for people to” …

5.7 The Relentlessness of Black Grief – The Atlantic

“27 Sept 2020 — We are in the middle of a Black bereavement crisis, and we do not have the privilege or time to grieve”.

5.8 Responding to Black Lives Matter – We Stand Together

“NewsResponding to Black Lives Matter – We Stand Together. We_stand_together. We stand together in grief and anger during this period of collective mourning. … and institutional racism against people of colour in the UK as exemplified by the … COVID-19 pandemic on already vulnerable black and brown communities”.

5.9 A Black Fathers Grief – MetroFamily Magazine

Grief doesn’t discriminate because of race, gender or socioeconomic status, and I’m proud to be … Collective Grief is the sense of loss felt by a group of people”.

5.10 These families are teaching us how to Grieve

They went to see the flags on a Wednesday afternoon in late October. Terihya Bullock and her mother, Tojuana Myles Whitley, approached the blocks-long green in front of RFK Stadium in Washington reverently, as if entering a cemetery, joining other hushed mourners on similar missions”

5.11 Black Americans Face Collective Trauma, Grief Over Police Killings

“17 Apr 2021 — Just this week, Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota” — …

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6. Ways UK is helping India – Ways we can help India

6.1 What is UK doing to help India?

“The UK is sending ventilators and oxygen concentrator devices to India to help the country manage the covid-19 pandemic that has gripped the country and put immense pressure on its health services”….

6.2 How to help India amid COVID crisis: 12 charities and campaigns to donate as second wave worsens

“How to help India amid COVID crisis: 12 charities and campaigns to donate as second wave worsens. As the Country nears the peak of its…

6.3 UK GPs help raise £20,000 in 24 hours for oxygen in COVID stricken India

“UK GPs help raise £20,000 in the first 24 hours of a campaign to boost oxygen supplies in India in the face of the spiralling COVID-19 Crisis”

6.4 COVID-19 Surge | Prince Charles charity joins UK aid efforts in India

“Prince Charles urged the public to back an appeal to buy oxygen equipment for the stricken nation. In a message to the people of India, the heir to throne”…

6.5 Students ask to defer fees to help India relatives

“A group of Indian students are asking their university to defer fees so the money can be used to help family back home overwhelmed by Covid-19”…..

6.6 COVID-19 in India – Give to Our COVID-19 Response

We Support the Most Vulnerable in India & Across the Globe. Donate Today. Donate to Our Coronavirus Global Response. Give Now to Help People in Crisis. Emergency Response. Helping People in Crisis. Help People in Crisis. Vital Aid. Helping Communities”.

6.7 Oxfam India Coronavirus Appeal – Your help is urgently needed

“Your donation can save lives. With fatalities rapidly rising, it is a race against time. Oxfam urgently needs your help to reach those affected by the current crisis in India. Oxfam fights poverty. 75 years of experience. Every donation counts. Active in 20+ emergencies”.

6.8 13 Ways to Help India Fight its Devastating Second Wave of COVID-19

“The worsening second wave of Covid-19 in India has surmounted that of any other country, with a total of over 17 million cases recorded since the pandemic first began. The figure comes with devastating accounts of the lack of oxygen supplies in hospitals, concentrated in the country’s capital, New Delhi”.

6.9 COVID-19 Crisis in India – Help Children in India

“You Can Help Children in India Get Through This. Donate To Our Emergency Fund. You Can Make Sure Children Stay Safe And Healthy – Donate To Help Here. I Am The Future. Children’s Emergency Fund. Rebuild Childhoods”.

6.10 DEC Coronavirus Appeal – Help Protect Children in India

“Hospitals and healthcare facilities are overwhelmed, oxygen & medicine are in short supply”

6.11 How to help with COVID-19 relief in India – Mashable

How to help support COVID19 relief in India · GiveIndia · Americares · UNICEF · Direct Relief · CARE India · Save Life Foundation · Project HOPE”.

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7. Links on how to help St Vincent (Volcano eruption)

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8. Collective Grief and Black Boys going missing in the UK

8.1 Black People are going missing in vast numbers – but campaigners say their cases are being ignored

8 Apr 2021 — “In America, Black children are more likely go missing. … Meanwhile, few members of the British public have heard of Aamina Khan or”…

8.2 Why are missing black people being ignored? Where Is The…

6 Apr 2021 — As a body is found in the search for missing Black teen Richard … Some 176,000 people are reported missing to the police every year in the UK. … Adam Toledo: Bodycam footage of 13-year-old boy being shot dead by”…

8.3 Missing Person – News, Views, Gossip, Pictures, Video…

Missing person. 18:09, 2 MAY 2021. Police appeal for missing boy, 13, from Croydon … Police hunt for West London teen missing for 10 days · Missing person”.

8.4 Missing Children’s Statistics

One Missing Child Is One Too Many”

“The lack of a common definition of “missing child,” and a common response to the issue, results in few reliable statistics on the scope of the problem around the world”.

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9. Our final thoughts / our YouTube video

We hope this topic will be of use to those who read it.

We would like to wish you all a safe day, evening, night, week ahead and beyond.

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