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7 Types of Grief

The button on the right takes you to an interesting blog about grief.  It does an excellent job of explaining the 7 different types of grief that we go through, as humans.  For those of us with loved ones who have mental illnesses/brain disorders, we tend to go through ambiguous grief and disenfranchised grief – simultaneously.  Ambiguous grief is when we mourn the loss of someone we love who is still alive, physically present and psychologically absent or vice versa.  Disenfranchised grief is when we are not given the freedom to mourn in a publicly sanctioned way.  As so many of us say, “Who brings the casseroles?”