April 3-9 is National Public Health Week, and an opportunity to recognize that bereavement care is healthcare. When we're grieving we're at increased risk for negative health outcomes such as depression, anxiety, sleep issues, illness, suicidal ideation and behaviors, and more. But when we receive even a small amount of support and understanding, many of us can avoid those negative outcomes. Here at Help Texts we are honored to be working with leading researchers around the world who recognize that grief-informed text support is an effective public health intervention.
Four ways Grief Coach (Help Texts) texts help hospice organizations support bereaved families after a death
We were recently highlighted in a Hospice News article called "The Rise of Tech-Enabled Grief Care." Here are four ways Grief Coach helps hospice organizations and their bereavement teams support people grieving a death.
Grief Coach's text-based grief support program is now available in Tagalog.
Most people don’t get the support they need after someone dies, and that is bad news for individual mental health, as well as for the development of healthy families and communities.
Hospice of the Western Reserve becomes the first hospice in the US to deliver grief support via text message
Bill Finn, CEO of Hospice of the Western Reserve, announces partnership with Grief Coach. "It is critical that we find innovative new ways to care for people after a loss," says Finn. "I'm proud that our bereavement team will now be working with Grief Coach to deliver personalized, text-based support to the many hospice families we care for each year."
A new cross-border collaboration between Grief Coach and Keeper, makes it easy for people to share memories and support each other in their grief, safely and from a distance.
If you've lost someone to COVID-19 it's normal to feel angry, sad and alone. Grief Coach can help.
Our guest blogger is Renee, a high school senior in Vista, CA. Her Mom died, and now COVID-19 has taken away her senior year.
COVID-19 has taken away funerals, grief support groups, and visits from friends. Just when we need them the most
I spoke to a Bereavement Manager in Seattle whose client slammed the phone down in rage and frustration, when he heard his support group was canceled. "Just when I need you the most," he said, before he hung up.
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