Speaking Grief Documentary and Resources

Speaking Grief Documentary and Resources

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. See the on-demand film and extensive resources for exploring the topic of grief.

Speaking Grief 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.

Watch on-demand: https://www.speakinggrief.org/documentary

Watch the Trailer: 

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

Funding for this event provided by a grant from WPSU Penn State and The New York Life Foundation

Related Resources:

WXXI News Connections Talk Show Podcast (7/23/2020): Strategies for coping with grief during the pandemic

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