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Remember the last time you tried to talk about grief and suddenly everyone left the room? Hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by Dougy Center, Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with professionals. Platitude and cliché-free, we promise!

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February 16th, 2017
Episode 50

Grieving The Death Of A Best Friend As A Teen

What it's like for teens when a best friend dies? The best friend connection is unique, particularly in adolescence. It's the person a teen feels closest to in the world, the person who knows everythi read more...

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February 9th, 2017
Episode 49

Everyday Grief Rituals & Routines - Jodie Brauer

Jodie Brauer, founder of the annual Celebrate Silas Memorial 5K, talks about the everyday rituals and routines that can be helpful in grief. These routines can be as unique as the relationship we had read more...

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January 20th, 2017
Episode 48

Grief Dreams - Joshua Black

What does it mean when grief becomes part of our dreams? Joshua Black, a Ph.D. student at Brock University, talks about his groundbreaking grief dream research. and findings on themes in grief dreams, read more...

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January 6th, 2017
Episode 47

What We Talk About When We Talk About Death

A lot goes into talking about the people in our lives who have died. Who do we tell? What do we share, not only about the person and what they meant to us, but about how they died? The words we choose read more...

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"There are so many podcasts out there on grief but Grief Out Loud is one of only a few that focus on kids and families and strengthening those bonds after a loss. Jana DeCristofaro stands out as a smart, compassionate host who gets to the point of the story and goes deep with her guests. A great podcast for anyone dealing with loss."

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Grief Out Loud is supported in part by the Chester Stephan Endowment Fund in loving memory by the estate of Theodore R. Stephan.