Encore: The Black Man's Grieving Heart
October 8, 2018
Hosted by Addie Anderson
Today's show explores the intersection of race, gender and grief, specifically looking at Black men and the grief process. Although grief is a natural social process, it is often misunderstood and can have negative implications for one's psychosocial development if left unattended or if inadequately processed. Because Black men not only experience normal grief, but are susceptible to egregious injustices and senseless acts that result in grievous experiences; understanding the social, cultural and psychological aspects of Black men’s grief process deserves attention. Join us today as we take a look at gender differences in response to grief, and as we discuss various social and cultural implications related to the Black man's grief experience. Tune in and learn ways that you may be able to help care for a Black man's grieving heart.
Let’s Talk About Grief!
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Hello and welcome to Let’s Talk About Grief! Each week I talk to professionals and non-professionals about things related to grief, loss, death and dying. Grieving is an experience we will all have in our personal lives. Yet, it’s one of the least talked about subjects around. Well, avoid no more! On our show you learn about the transforming nature of grief.
Expect to gain insight on how to have difficult conversations about grief with family members who try to avoid it like the plague. Learn what it takes to get your financial and legal affairs in order to prepare for the inevitable. And also learn about grief from the viewpoint of funeral directors. But, most of all, be prepared to be informed, inspired, and uplifted.
Tune in to Let’s Talk About Grief!, with Addie Anderson.
Addie W. Anderson is the owner and founder of Begin Within Counseling and Coaching Services, Inc., and has been a licensed clinical professional counselor since 2002. After working with hundreds of clients on various mental health issues, Addie recognized that people dealing with grief and loss presented with the most intense pain. With a strong desire to help, Addie became a certified grief counselor and a Grief Recovery Specialist. She specializes in helping grievers manage difficult emotions and create a different life for themselves after a major loss.
In addition to seeing clients, Addie loves connecting with people when she speaks at conferences and organizations. She also partners with funeral homes to provide grief education to the families they serve.
Addie is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association. She loves her work and greatly values the opportunities she has each day to help her clients achieve the best life possible.