Loss and Grief in the Black Community
As we observe Black History Month, we would like take this opportunity to share a wide variety of resources with the goal of building bridges and enhancing our efforts to better serve the diverse Montgomery County community. The resources below offer important perspectives and unique cultural considerations about grief in the Black community. These voices and resources can help move us closer to a deeper understanding and more compassionate support of our Black family members, friends and neighbors.
Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, Grief, Loss and Bereavement, Fact Sheet #4: Cultural Responsiveness
“Black mothers grieve the babies they lost—and help more survive their first year” by Jaenique Hurlock, NationalGeographic.com
“When Grief and Crises Intersect: Perspectives of a Black Physician in the Time of Two Pandemics” by Kimberly D. Manning, MD
VIDEO: Portraits of Courage event, Jana DeCristofaro of The Dougy Center and Dr. Tashel Bordere, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, discussed the impact of grief on communities of color.
"The New Orleans funeral reminds us that grief is a burden that can be shared" by Nicole Young, Vox.com
:"Talking About the Value of Death - The Lancet Commission Report" by Sean O'Connor, The Daily Maverick
"My Black Experience: It’s Time To Normalize Grief Dialogues In Black Communities," by Fallon Renee Hamilton, Mississippi Free Press