GenZ Social Sharing Grief: Good or Bad?

There’s a TikTok trend that shows Gen Zers sharing “the first person they’ll run to when they get to Heaven.”

What are your thoughts?  Share them in the comments.

My perspective:

Publicly tackling grief is healthy. It brings to light all the myriad ways we experience and process grief, and that it’s out of our hands to a large extent.

Western culture has restricted how much, how loudly, and for how long people “should” grieve, and labeled those who did things differently as defective, not good enough, irresponsible, childish.

There’s nothing childish about your feelings, especially grief. 

How you handle it is what’s important. Sure, you must take care of your duties responsibly, but sometimes you’ll need help doing that for a while after a big loss.

The more you can address your grief and acknowledge your loss, the more fluidly you’ll process and heal.

Grief is a major risk factor for suicide.

Talking about the loss on social media isn’t a problem.
Stifling feelings is.

Anyone who tells you to just “get over it” or not to “overshare” is having a “them problem.” They may have unresolved issues of their own.

Be strong in taking good care of yourself.

For a self-serve course on healthy ways of handling loss, take my grief course.



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