25 Grief Journal Prompts & Tips For Getting Started
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Angela Matthews. Writing Through Grief: Using autoethnography to help process grief after the death of a loved one. Methodological Innovations. September-December 2019 1-10. DOI: 10.1177/20597991 19889569. Retrieved from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2059799119889569
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Full Circle. Journaling for Healing. June 22, 2021. Retrieved from https://fullcirclegc.org/2021/06/22/journaling-for-healing/
Mary Bolster. How to Manage Grief Through Journaling. (June 6, 2019) Retrieved from https://www.brainandlife.org/the-magazine/online-exclusives/how-to-manage-grief-through-journaling/
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Sam Tetrault, BA. How to Start (and Keep) a DIY Grief Journal: Step by Step. (June 24, 2021) Cake Library. Retrieved from https://www.joincake.com/blog/grief-journal/
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added five new journaling prompts, added “Other Ways to Cope With Grief.” New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
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