April is National Minority Health Month. I think most would agree the term 'health' covers a wide range of issues including physical, mental, emotional and sometimes how and why all of those intersect.
Keeping it REAL Caregiving touched on one aspect of our health in the April Sunday Coffee Chat & Support Hour with a focus on coping with loss and bereavement.
Unfortunately, we had a technical glitch which caused a horrible audio feedback and we had to cut the session short.
In the process, our incredible LIVE STREAM conversation did not record and was lost. But not to worry...
We'll be recording a session so you'll have a chance to hear from Toni Miles, MD, PhD, FGSA, Epidemiologist.
Dr. Miles is an advisor to eldercare initiatives including the CDC Healthy Brain, Georgia's Alzheimer's Task Force, and the John A. Hartford Foundation.
Based at the University of Georgia, Dr. Miles works with organizations to identify Best Practices in Bereavement Care.
Some of what we'll cover includes:
The difference between grief and bereavement
Signs and health symptoms which could be related to loss
Tools and tips for coping and moving forward from death(s) and dying
How much can loss impact us and those around us?
Dr. Miles' research breaks down the numbers of what it means for those living with and moving through such loss as well as the larger impacts on our society.
However, today's guest essayist goes deep to the emotional side of the reality of losing those we love.
Keeping it REAL Caregiving extends our deepest condolences for this difficult time. Please take a moment to share your expressions of support as well.
Thank you for sharing your personal and difficult journey with the KIRC family. These are words we can all learn and gain strength from.
Be on the lookout for updates to when the recorded Sunday Coffee Chat & Support Hour: coping with loss and bereavement, will air and in the meantime ~ be kind to yourself and others.
Until next time~