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“Aging & HIV: Grief, Loss & Possibility” was presented on Saturday, February 25th at the Church of St. Luke & The Epiphany. Attendees learned about the ways grief affects people throughout the life course and the impact that unresolved grief can have on health. Participants were able to share their own experiences with coping with loss as part of a small-group discussion activity. The content for the program was developed by the LGBT Elder Initiative’s HIV & Aging Community Advisory Committee.

This program was sponsored by the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) with additional support from the Philadelphia Gay News.

Click here to watch the full program in our video library.

Grief & Loss

Mental Health America
Coping with Loss: Bereavement and Grief
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/coping-loss-bereavement-and-grief

Psych Central
The 5 Stages of Grief and Loss
https://psychcentral.com/lib/the-5-stages-of-loss-and-grief/

AARP
Coping with Loss – One Step at a Time
http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/info-2014/caregiving-grieving-death-bereavement.html

AARP
What to do when a Loved One Dies
http://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-06-2012/when-loved-one-dies-checklist.html

Cancer.net
Coping with Grief
http://www.cancer.net/coping-with-cancer/managing-emotions/grief-and-loss/coping-with-grief

American Psychological Association
Grief: Coping with the loss of your loved one
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/grief.aspx

American Psychological Association
Living Beyond Loss: An Intervention for Coping with HIV and HIV-Related Loss
http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/resources/sikkema.aspx

healthline
Depression After the Death of a Loved One
http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/death-loved-one

University of California, San Francisco
Coping with HIV/AIDS: Mental Health
http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/insite?page=pb-daily-mental

AIDS.gov
Mental Health
https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/taking-care-of-yourself/mental-health/

Philadelphia-based Mental Health Resources: