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Digital JournalText surveys deliver strong satisfaction scores and response rates for hospices
17 September 2021
Grief Coach CEO, Emma Payne, says that “when people are supported in their grief their risk of negative health outcomes such as depression, substance use, anxiety and illness is reduced. So it makes sense that hospices who care about their bereaved families are looking for effective, thoughtful ways to deliver care and make sure the care is helpful.”
Bury Me In New JerseyLay Lady Lay
14 September 2021
In this interview with Sara Wuillermin, Grief Coach founder & CEO, Emma Payne, discusses the personal experiences that drew her to develop Grief Coach, the difficulties many grieving individuals face after a loved one dies, and how Grief Coach helps grievers and their loved ones navigate this space.
IG Live with Shelby ForsythiaThe Power of Text-Based Grief Support
14 September 2021
Grief Coach founder & CEO, Emma Payne, chats live with author and grief guide, Shelby Forsythia.
Psych CentralRefuge in Grief: Exploring What It Means to Grieve
2 September 2021
When you go looking for support inside your grief, author and therapist Megan Devine says it’s important that you look for resources that make you feel seen and supported, not like a problem in need of a solution."
UpJourneyWhat To Say to Someone Going To a Funeral
21 July 2021
Giving grieving people an opportunity to talk about the person who’s died can be a real gift. Grief Coach CEO, Emma Payne, offers suggestions for how to get started including, “How long have you known Susan? I’d love to hear more about her after the funeral if you’d like to share.”
Healthcare Industry TodayAs Wait Times for Mental Health Services Grow, Text Message Program Expands to Provide Immediate Grief Support
6 July 2021
With a scalable text messaging platform and expanded team, Grief Coach replaces 6 month wait times with instant, year-long support. "It takes less than 10 minutes to sign up," says Founder and CEO, Emma Payne, "so that's a great alternative for people facing months on a wait list."
The Aftershocks of After LossZeena Regis on grief, resilience, and her new role with Grief Coach
29 June 2021
Grief Coach's Client Care Manager, Zeena Regis, speaks with Rachel Donnelly about grief, resilience, and her new role working with Grief Coach clients.
CirclesGrief Coach CEO, Emma Payne, interviews with Circles. "People are good. We want to support each other."
27 June 2021
High Tech DeckHealthcare providers overwhelmed by pandemic losses can now get support via text.
27 June 2021
There is an urgent need to provide bereavement training and support to nurses and social workers, as a way to improve employee morale, reduce burnout, and eliminate avoidable workplace errors
TodayBobbie Thomas' emotional essay after her husband's death: 'I feel deeply alone'
23 June 2021
Bobbie Thomas writes ... "It's always been my mission to help women feel good, whether it's with beauty and fashion or through sharing stories of love and loss. So I'll continue to share the tools that I have — including the books I'm reading ("It's OK that you're not OK" by Megan Devine), the resources I'm using (The Wendt Center and Grief Coach) and the countless pieces of good advice I've been given — as my way of honoring Michael."
Marketer's MediaGrief Coach's Personalized Text Support Now Available In Spanish
21 June 2021
The New York TimesThe Year Grandparents Lost: The enforced separations of the pandemic have brought a particular kind of mourning to many grandparents.
11 March 2021
Grief Coach founder, Emma Payne, contributed to this New York Times article about grandparents & grief. The writer says "grief isn’t too strong a word for those grandparents who have yearned all year for a small hand in theirs, for a hug without fear."
Widowed Parent PodcastEmma's Interview with Jenny Lisk
17 November 2020
UpJourneyWhat to Say and What Not to Say to Someone Who Is Grieving
14 October 2020
SolaceSix Seattleites Changing The Death Business
8 October 2020
Talk DeathHow to Offer Care and Support After Suicide Loss
1 October 2020
ElementalHow to Help Grieving Loved Ones in a Pandemic
8 September 2020
TalkDeathAccessibility and Privilege in Grief Support
29 August 2020
Curatio ConnectsPodcast: Dealing With Grief While Social Distancing
25 August 2020
ehospiceHospice of the Western Reserve Becomes First Hospice in the U.S. to Partner with Grief Coach
10 July 2020
Employee Benefit News Cover Story - May/June 2020Managing Compassionately During Coronavirus
12 May 2020
NBC NewsGrieving is hard, but new text service means you don't have to do it alone.
27 April 2020
Employee Benefit NewsThe burden of bereavement: Grief is the latest challenge for employers in the coronavirus era
26 April 2020
LanternReaching Out When You're Stuck Inside: How To Support Grieving Friends, Even in Isolation
21 April 2020
Psychology TodayHow To Navigate End of Life During a Pandemic: A Guide to Pre-Planning, Loss, and Grief in the Age of COVID-19
20 April 2020
Give InKind6 Text Messages You Can Send Right Now That Will Feel (Almost) Like a Hug
16 April 2020
Grief CoachPress Release
15 April 2020
LanternSuddenly Grief is Everywhere. But Support Groups and Hugs Have Vanished.
10 April 2020
Grief DialoguesGrief in the time of COVID-19, Renee Lund Shares a Teenager's Perspective
31 March 2020
The Death DeckMaking Difficult Conversations Easier: Text messages and card games that help us talk about death.
25 January 2020
Good Men ProjectEmma's article for The Good Men Project: The Conversations No-One Else is Having
17 January 2020
Thrive GlobalBreathing New Life Into Death: 5 Tech Companies From Female Founders Making Sure No One Grieves Alone
16 January 2020