Grief Education

Can Journaling While Grieving Boost Your Immune System?

Ashley Waite

Writing down your thoughts are feelings as you journey through grief can be a powerful form of self-expression as you explore your grief without judgment. The anecdotal benefits of writing through grief are well documented. However, recent research according to Harvard Medical School has shown that individuals who partake in a journaling practice while grieving can inherently boost their immune system while increasing mood and well-being.

Conversely, bottling up one's emotions can lead to elevated blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension. To reap the benefits of a journaling practice, Harvard Medical School suggests writing for 15 minutes a day.

If you would like to start journaling but are unsure where to begin, we invite you to use our digital journaling tool within our web-based app. To access, sign-up for your account today!

Source: Publishing, H. (n.d.). Writing to ease grief and loss. Retrieved February 10, 2021, from

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