Speaking Grief

Speaking Grief

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Photo: Asia Khan

Credit: Lindsey Whissel Fenton

Moving away from the idea that grief is a problem that needs to be “fixed,” Speaking Grief validates the experience of grievers and guides those wishing to support them. 

Speaking Griefpremiering on WXXI-TV on Monday, May 16 at 9 p.m., explores why the pain of losing a loved one can be so difficult to understand and discuss. The film interviews grieving families from across the U.S., whose losses range from stillbirth to suicide, to address common misconceptions about grief. Through candid personal stories and conversations with experts in the grief field, the film also presents ideas for how family and friends can better support each other through loss.

There is no “right” way to grieve. By sharing diverse representations of bereavement, Speaking Grief illustrates that grief is a universal, yet individual experience.

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Funding for Speaking Grief is provided by a grant from WPSU Penn State and The New York Life Foundation