Globe Newswire: Find a Grief/Bereavement Provider Tool Available Online from NHPCO and LGA (PRESS RELEASE). “Legal & General America awarded a $25,000 grant to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to create an online searchable database that will help the public find information and community support services addressing grief and bereavement.” The NHPCO (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization) already has a database for bereavement services that I guess is its membership, and it’s linked in the first paragraph. I’m putting this in “new resources” because that’s new-to-me. Not sure how much the database will expand because of the grant.
New York Times: How to Grieve for Online Friends You Had Never Met in Person. “More than ever before, we are using our smartphones and technology to form meaningful relationships with virtual strangers, both in romance and friendship; we celebrate one another’s successes, share our individual struggles, and despite geographical limitations, these bonds often span years. But what happens when the person on the other side of the screen dies?”
NBC Washington: ‘Griefstagram’ Shows New Way to Mourn on Social Media . “Kate George was sitting on a plane, swiping through photos on her phone of herself and her late husband when tears began to roll down her face. Only 78 days had passed since he died at age 32. As George wept on a crowded plane this March, she did something she had never done before: She took a photo of herself crying.”