In the Media: The Benefits and Challenges of Grieving Online

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BCC practice founder Jeremy Bergen was recently interviewed for an article from the American Counseling Association’s magazine Counseling Today about grieving issues in the age of the internet and social media. The internet and social media in particular has had a drastic impact on all elements of our lives and has changed how we work, relate to one another, connect with people, date, and even how we grieve. The psychological and emotional impact of our collective online worlds is still relatively new and there are many dynamics that we have yet to discover and explore. The psychological community is just beginning to understand both the positive and negative influences of the digital world in our lives. Social media has the potential to connect us, but can also make us feel more isolated. The desire to feel more connected and feelings of isolation are pervasive in the grieving process. Samantha Cooper’s article in Counseling Today attempts to explore the role of social media in our grieving process. She asked Jeremy to contribute his clinical insights into the positive and negative effects of social media on the grieving process. Hit the link below to read the full article:

The Benefits and Challenges of Grieving Online

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