Psychology Today: Life After Loss: The Case of Vanessa Bryant


The death of a spouse is devastating and changes your life in an instant, because the world you knew disappears.


It's happening on a large scale in the coronavirus crisis. We too were reminded of how suddenly life can be changed by the death of a loved one after Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash in January.


We watched from the sidelines as Kobe’s wife Vanessa was first quiet, then wrote publicly about her grief, and then planned and spoke at a celebration of life memorial at the Staples Center. In those first few weeks after the death, shock and disorientation are to be expected. That’s when the love and support of family and friends can be a lifeline and help keep the bereaved afloat. Read full article here.

© 2020 Dr. Jane Greer

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