Show 239 There is grief in anxiety too.

One of the great things about WandaVision is that there was a shared communal place for joy, life and grief. Now the comic book nerd in me is huffing and puffing about conflating three different story arcs in the series.

I normally don't like it but WandaVision gets a special dispensation for just how well it can be done.

This episode is about grief. Anxiety can be a dance partner with it or make it presence know. But grief is a powerful thing. Do not disrespect when it walks into the room. 

Have all the feelings. Yes.

Don't ignore it. Don't pretend like it isn't there and life goes on. 

It will find you and make you listen.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Social Anxiety Kyle is a website that has some free resources, a link to the Social Ninjas podcast and a course for those of you that have social anxiety.

My father was famous as John Le Carre, my mother was his crucial covert collaborator. Essay on The Guardian website.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control page on Grief and Loss, learn about the symptoms and what you can do to help your healing. 

Grief is love with no place to go by Fred Guttenberg. Mr. Guttenberg has written a book called Find the Helpers: what 9/11 taught me about recovery, purpose and hope.  

Mental Health America has coping tips and suggestions on dealing with grief. 

Modern Loss is a website that talks about grief. All of the forms of grief and the ways other people have found to make their way through. Excellent resource. Start with 10 Ways to Overcome Grief-Related Anxiety, how to find the way back to yourself.

One more for the road, the American Psychological Association Grief: Coping with the loss of your loved one.


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