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The Challenger and the Public Grieving Process

The Challenger, 9/11, & Paris Attacks all have something in common….
As we remember the Challenger disaster on January 28th, 1986, and those that lost their lives 30 years ago today, other tragedies that had a global impact also come to mind, where the world grieved together.  Like during 9/11, and fast forward to the recent Paris attacks. To many, these events become so ingrained, that one can tell you where they were when it happened, no matter how many years have passed.

 

Author of ‘Needs of The Dying’ and grief counselor, David Kessler, along with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, who penned the five stages of grief contribute to the understanding of this collective grief process. “Public grief is as real as grieving for a loved one, and can often be amplified by the scale”, says Kessler.
 

Check out Forbes article titled ‘The Five Stages Of Public Grieving‘, for more information on this subject.

 

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