The Mourning Report By Caitlin Garvey

The Mourning Report By Caitlin Garvey


Two years after her mother’s death from breast cancer, Caitlin, then 20 years old, was admitted to a psychiatric facility after a suicide attempt. There, a therapist diagnosed her with major depression and anxiety, and she spent time as an inpatient. Years later, still suffering from grief and depression, Caitlin decided to embark on a “”grief journey,”” interviewing the people involved in her mother’s dying process: a hospice nurse, a priest, an estate planner, a hairstylist, and a funeral director. If she figured out how they could function after being so close to her mother’s death, then maybe she could learn how to navigate her own life. Each chapter of The Mourning Report is centered on each interview and the memories, anxieties, and reflections that it stimulated. It asks what it means to “”move on.

My Thoughts:

This is a very detailed read. After Caitlyn’s mother dies, Caitlyn doesn’t cope very well but who would? I mean I couldn’t ever imagine how she must of felt I would be grief stricken if I lost my mum. After a suicide attempt she gets admitted to a psychiatric unit, I really felt for her when she was in there but I think it was for her own good, at twenty years of age I couldn’t imagine what that must of been like. I can imagine but it is never the same unless you experience it yourself. After years of grief she decides to interview and question those people that where in her mothers final days of life. It was really interesting to hear their accounts and it was interesting to learn what it means to move on. A book that will stay with me a long time and one I will never forget.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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