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Science of Grief

Health & Wellness Podcasts

A podcast by and for young adults who are exploring their grief and mental health to share stories, science and solutions. Hosted by acclaimed poet Natasha T Miller, and featuring a production team that includes six mediators between the ages of 15 and 25 as producers, “Science of Grief” will put the voices and stories of young adults front and center. “Science of Grief” aims to create community and provide resources for young adults experiencing grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression, helping listeners to better understand their mental health and provide strategies to work through it. Science of Grief is produced by WDET, Detroit's NPR Station and Science Gallery Detroit, and is supported by MSUFCU, Science Sandbox, and the Children’s Foundation of Michigan.

A podcast by and for young adults who are exploring their grief and mental health to share stories, science and solutions. Hosted by acclaimed poet Natasha T Miller, and featuring a production team that includes six mediators between the ages of 15 and 25 as producers, “Science of Grief” will put the voices and stories of young adults front and center. “Science of Grief” aims to create community and provide resources for young adults experiencing grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression, helping listeners to better understand their mental health and provide strategies to work through it. Science of Grief is produced by WDET, Detroit's NPR Station and Science Gallery Detroit, and is supported by MSUFCU, Science Sandbox, and the Children’s Foundation of Michigan.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast by and for young adults who are exploring their grief and mental health to share stories, science and solutions. Hosted by acclaimed poet Natasha T Miller, and featuring a production team that includes six mediators between the ages of 15 and 25 as producers, “Science of Grief” will put the voices and stories of young adults front and center. “Science of Grief” aims to create community and provide resources for young adults experiencing grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression, helping listeners to better understand their mental health and provide strategies to work through it. Science of Grief is produced by WDET, Detroit's NPR Station and Science Gallery Detroit, and is supported by MSUFCU, Science Sandbox, and the Children’s Foundation of Michigan.

Language:

English

Contact:

3135774146


Episodes

Learning to Cook and Savoring Life's Moments with Jackie Garrett

7/21/2021
Jackie Garrett reflects on her grandmother’s life, getting caught up in grind culture, and finding meaning and joy through cooking. Then, mental health counselor Damika Houston talks about how to check in on someone who is grieving, setting aside time and space to grieve, and writing goodbye letters to loved ones.

Duration:00:52:53

Sierra Maybury Shares How to Live a Full Life With Half a Heart

7/7/2021
Sierra Maybury was born with half a heart. Her chronic heart condition and sunsequent strokes caused partial blindness and added considerable risk to her pregnancy. Sierra talks about the anxiety and depression that her condition has brought, and how she has learned to live a full life in spite of it. Then, mental health counselor Bonnie Wheeler provides strategies for people living with anxiety.

Duration:00:53:47

Joshua Watkis On How He Learned to Embrace Therapy

6/30/2021
Joshua Watkis lost several loved ones in a short amount of time, attending virtual funerals and resulting in a pile-up of grief. In this episode, he shares how he acknowledged his grief and embraced therapy. Then, mental health counselor Damika Houston offers tips on how young adults can support loved ones who are grieving, and how to find resources for therapy.

Duration:00:42:48

Setting Healthy Boundaries with Maria LoCicero and Grief Counselor Bonnie Wheeler

6/16/2021
Maria LoCicero shares the story of losing her mother to a sudden heart attack and the lessons she learned about setting healthy boundaries in the process. Then, retired grief counselor and social worker Bonnie Wheeler talks with host Natasha T Miller about what we can learn from Maria’s experience.

Duration:00:41:43

Exploring Unexpected Loss with Aaron Burch and Clinical Social Worker Abigail Waller

6/2/2021
Aaron Burch joins Science Gallery Detroit mediator Caylinn Higgins to discuss the sudden loss of his mother from COVID-19 and how it impacted him. Abigail Waller, aClinical Social Worker with Michigan State University CAPS, specializes in grief and joins host Natasha T Miller to discuss how people can address their grief in the wake of an unexpected loss.

Duration:00:36:39

Introducing Science of Grief

5/14/2021
A podcast by and for young adults who are exploring their grief and mental health to share stories, science and solutions. Hosted by acclaimed poet Natasha T Miller, and featuring a production team that includes six mediators between the ages of 15 and 25 as producers, “Science of Grief” will put the voices and stories of young adults front and center. “Science of Grief” aims to create community and provide resources for young adults experiencing grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression,...

Duration:00:03:25