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Ep. 152: Teenage Grief Sucks - Natalie Adams

Grief Out Loud

Release Date: 06/11/2020

Ep. 180: More Than Just A Number - Grieving When Someone Dies Of COVID-19 show art Ep. 180: More Than Just A Number - Grieving When Someone Dies Of COVID-19

Grief Out Loud

As of January 21st, 2021, over 400,000 people in the U.S. have been killed by the coronavirus. Globally, the number is over 2 million. Despite attempts by journalists and public health officials to put these numbers into context, what gets lost in tracking case counts are the stories of the people who died and their family members left behind. This is one of those stories. The story of Maria, beloved mother of four, who died this summer of COVID-19, told by Mariana, her youngest daughter.  

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Ep. 179: Sons Of Suicide - 50 Years Of Friendship & Grief show art Ep. 179: Sons Of Suicide - 50 Years Of Friendship & Grief

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This is the story of how a random encounter led to a transformative friendship that's lasted for more than 50 years. A friendship rooted in the shared experience of grieving a parent who died of suicide. David Pincus and Rick Knapp met as high school seniors. They had a lot in common, including a part of their lives that they rarely talked about. Both of their mothers had died by suicide. Their book, Sons of Suicide: A Memoir of Friendship, chronicles how these early losses shaped so much of their lives. 

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Ep. 178: Survivor's Guilt - Julia Mallory show art Ep. 178: Survivor's Guilt - Julia Mallory

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After her oldest son was killed in 2017, Julia Mallory had a sense that creativity was a place she could go in her grief. In that place, she wrote Survivor's Guilt, a collection of essays and poems about grief, joy, and the moments when they intersect.

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Ep. 177: The Relentless Nature Of Grief - Carmel Breathnach show art Ep. 177: The Relentless Nature Of Grief - Carmel Breathnach

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When Carmel Breathnach was 11, her mother died of cancer. While she felt supported at home by her father, she didn't feel that way at school. Now as an adult, Carmel’s carried this grief though graduations, moving from Ireland to the U.S.. getting married, and now through a pandemic.  We talk about the role anger played in her grief, what she needed from her teachers, how she honored her mom at her wedding, and how working on her forthcoming memoir, "Briefly I Knew My Mother," has affected her grief.  

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Ep. 176: Grief In Your Twenties - Amber Jeffrey/The Grief Gang show art Ep. 176: Grief In Your Twenties - Amber Jeffrey/The Grief Gang

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Amber Jeffrey is the creator and host of The Grief Gang, a podcast by and for young adults who want to normalize the conversation about loss. Amber was 19 when her mom died suddenly, throwing her into a period of questioning and reworking so much in her life. We talk about what inspired her to start The Grief Gang, the solace she finds in the online grief community, navigating the winter holidays & grief, and what to do when a grief activating song comes on during a manicure.

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Ep. 175: Grieving A Mother While Becoming A Mother - Dara Kurtz show art Ep. 175: Grieving A Mother While Becoming A Mother - Dara Kurtz

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When Dara Kurtz was in her late twenties she was excited. Excited about being pregnant. She was also devastated. Devastated that her mother was recently diagnosed with stage IV cancer. As Dara’s baby grew, Dara’s mother grew closer to the end of her life. Two weeks after Dara’s daughter was born, her mother died – sweeping Dara into a whirlwind of diametrically opposed emotional states: the thrill of being a new mother and the heartbreak of being a grieving daughter.

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Ep. 174: Holidays & Grief + A Pandemic show art Ep. 174: Holidays & Grief + A Pandemic

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It's our third annual holidays & grief episode with Rebecca Hobbs-Lawrence, Pathways Program Coordinator at the Dougy Center. We share updated ideas for navigating the winter holidays while grieving, during a pandemic. 

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Ep. 173: Grateful In Grief? Never, Ever Give Up – Allison Hite  show art Ep. 173: Grateful In Grief? Never, Ever Give Up – Allison Hite

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For Allison Hite, two questions sparked a community project called Never, Ever Give Up. The first question was, “How do I be grateful in grief?” The second was, “What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?” These questions became part of Allison’s life after her mother died in a traffic accident when Allison was in her mid-twenties. At its core, Never, Ever Give Up is a conversation between those who write letters of struggle and those who respond with letters of hope.

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Ep. 172: Living After Your Child's Life Ends - Margo Fowkes show art Ep. 172: Living After Your Child's Life Ends - Margo Fowkes

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How do you go on living after your child's life ends? How do you continue to find connection, beauty, and meaning when someone we can't imagine living without dies? This is the question Margo Fowkes faced when her son Jimmy died of brain cancer at the age of 21. Margo barely had a moment to grapple with this devastating loss when just year later, her mother also died. Out of these two losses, Margo created her website, Salt Water. 

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Ep. 171: Reckoning With Grief At The End Of Life - BJ Miller show art Ep. 171: Reckoning With Grief At The End Of Life - BJ Miller

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BJ Miller is a Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine physician who works with patients facing the end of their lives. When BJ's sister Lisa died of suicide over twenty years ago, he did what so many of us do, he pushed his pain aside. It was his work, supporting patients with advanced serious illnesses, that helped him realize the importance of reckoning with his own grief. 

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When Natalie's dad died suddenly at the start of her freshman year of high school, she searched, but couldn't find what she most needed: a resource written for and by other grieving teens. So, she decided to create one. In March of 2020, Natalie launched the website Teenage Grief Sucks which serves as a platform for articles ranging from what it's like to go to driving school when you're grieving to tips for how teens can support their grieving friends. 

To read Natalie's work, or contribute your own, visit www.teenagegriefsucks.com