Grief Resources

Managing Grief During the Holidays
The holidays are a busy time, full of joyful gatherings of family and friends, a time of reflection and fond memories. But for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, the holidays can seem much more daunting, especially stressful and lonely. For those affected by the recent hurricanes that devastated much of the south, this holiday season may present an even greater sense of loss.
Ten Common Myths & - Realities About Grief
Here are 10 of the most common myths and realities about grief. Knowledge of these issues is extremely helpful for both the bereaved and those wishing to help them. The bereaved gain assurance that their responses to a death are quite normal and natural. Simultaneously, family, friends, religious leaders and other caregivers have the correct information about grief, thus enabling them to respond more patiently, compassionately and wisely.
Discussing Death With a Child
Experiencing the death of the loved one is painful enough on its own. But having to explain to a child that Daddy or Grandma won’t be here to do fun things with anymore makes the experience all the more difficult. As a parent or significant adult in a child’s life, they will look to you for support, answers and advice while they work their way through their grief and develop an understanding of death. The following information is a guide to help you discuss death with a child.
Loss in Immediate Family
If an immediate family member has recently died, most likely you are grappling with a mix of difficult emotions. Maybe you are in shock at a sudden death. You could be feeling anger, guilt or fear. Perhaps, interwoven with your sorrow, is a sense of peace after suffering through a long illness. We each grieve in our own individual way. How we handle the loss of a loved one depends on our personal backgrounds, our connection to the person who died and even how the person died. The following information can serve as a starting point for helping you cope with the loss of an immediate family member.
Pet Loss
There is a special bond that forms between a pet and its owner, one of unconditional love and friendship. A pet is often more than a companion; it is thought of as part of the family. When that pet dies, it can be like losing a member of the family.
Traumatic Stress: How to Recover From Disasters
The impact of a natural disaster or traumatic event goes far beyond physical damage. The emotional toll can result in a wide range of intense, confusing, and sometimes frightening emotions. Just as it takes time to clear the rubble and repair the damage, it takes time to recover your emotional equilibrium and rebuild your life. There are specific things you can do to help yourself and your loved ones cope with the emotional aftermath of the traumatic event.
Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death and Grief
The following tips will help teachers, parents, and other caregivers support children who have experienced the loss of parents, friends, or loved ones. Some of these recommendations come from Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado.
How to Support the Bereaved
Each person’s grief is unique to each death. The reactions each person experiences, the way each one grieves, and the time each one needs are based on his/her individual situation. Therefore, here a few DON’Ts to keep in mind.
Ten Steps in Dealing with Loss
Here are 10 Steps on How to Deal with Loss.
Depression in Grief
Of all the symptoms associated with the emotion of loss, namely grief, depression is the most common. Depression is the one single symptom of grief (which is love not wanting to let go) that has received universal consensus as to its prevalence in the grief process by all the noted theorists and thinkers.
Elements of Healing
Here are some elements of healing to guide you on your journey of overcoming grief.
Talking with Children about Tragic Events
What do we tell our children? How do we reassure them of their own safety? Here are some things for adults to keep in mind as you struggle with how to talk with children following tragic events.
Understanding Grief
The late British author George Eliot once said, "Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them." But in fact, we never forget. We only manage to deal with the grief over time.
RIP Pet: Burial Options for Pets in the Philippine
Burial Options for Pets in the Philippines
Giving Funerals Meaning
Market researchers attest to having wiser consumers today. Consumers have more access to information online and offline, which enables them to identify the brands, they can trust and the brands that are all talk but do not deliver. It is therefore more challenging to get our consumers to believe in our brand and choose us over competition. We have to be able to connect with our consumers at all possible touchpoints and provide them with an unforgettable user experience.
Helpful Things to Say to Someone Grieving a Loss
Consoling a grieving person is not as simple as telling him or her that you understand. Here are Tips 47 to 53 on helpful things that you can say to someone who is grieving taken from "The Grief Recovery Method Guide for Loss : 61 tips on the experience of Grief and how to help people through it."
Identifying Symptoms of Complicated Grief
The following list identifies potential symptoms of complicated grief.
Coping with the Loss of a Spouse
Dealing with the loss of a spouse can be one of the most traumatic and stressful events in a person’s life. Following are some suggestions that those suffering from the loss of a spouse might find helpful.
Talking to Your Child About the Loss of a Loved On
Part 9: Summary, Signs and Recommended Reading
Love, Loss and Grief
People we love greatly impact our lives because we include them in so much of what we do, and what we think and feel. We develop expectations of ourselves as well as our loved ones and the world that are shaped by our relationships. Their death creates a painful discrepancy between these expectations and what actually happens. We must find ways to adapt to this change.
Myths and Facts about Grief
We do not get over grief. But over time, we do learn to live with the loss.
Tips on Coping with Grief and Loss
Helpful advice on how to help yourself and others move on
The Hole in my Heart
Tackling Grief's Tough Questions
I Miss You
A Holiday Grief Survival Kit
Those Crazy Emotions
Grieving is the natural way of working through the loss of a love. Grieving is not weakness nor absence of faith. Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches. It is nature’s way of healing a broken heart. - Doug Manning
How to Cope in the Workplace When an Employee Dies
Grief is particularly difficult to manage within the workplace. The two are grossly incompatible. Work takes place in a high-energy environment full of future-oriented developments, and its successes are measured in tangible results within clearly-defined timelines. Grief, on the other hand, is fraught with uncertainty. There is no clear goal to be accomplished amidst grief, nor are there metrics for determining when it is resolved. Whereas workplace projects focus on what is to be created, grieving a loss entails focus on what has already been written. Mourning a loss demands rest, draining energy otherwise available for work. It also demands an unnervingly passive process with no guaranteed ability to direct its course. Grief simply is what it is, it is challenging to cope with, and it can be especially difficult to cope in the workplace when an employee dies.
Managing New Beginnings
Tips on Managing New Beginnings after experiencing a Loss
Depression Boot Camp
Tips for Combating Grief


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