August 2nd, 2009


A Different Set of Grief Stages

This post presents a set of "the stages of grief" which differs somewhat from the more classic set. I am particularly intrigued by a reference to "the injury caused by significant grief" because it's an example of a distinction I find extremely useful: mental injury (usually caused by an exterior calamity, and usually something that has a beginning and an end) vs. mental illness (usually caused by an interior malfunction, which may or may not have a beginning or an end). Appropriate ways of handling grief are important life skills and family skills.