Grief & Loss Information

Grief & Loss Information

Whats It All About?

For most people life is a fairly ordinary existence - and when I say ordinary I mean a contented, 'far from perfect' way of life. And that's okay? until something major happens to rock the boat.

Lessons We Learned From Terri Schiavo

Let's talk about Terry Schiavo, since her death illustrated for me many aspects of grief and hope. Who among us was not moved by the drama of her last days? I know I was.

Pope John Paul II

WHAT I LEARNED FROM POPE JOHN PAUL II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I am not a Catholic, but I felt a deep loss when Pope John Paul II took ill and then died. That's what happens to us with public people--we connect with them even if we didn't know them.

Coping With A Funeral

When the death of a loved one occurs, regardless or whether it was expected or not, you will find yourself having to deal with a great number of people. Some you will know closely, others may be complete strangers; all will be claiming some kind of relationship to the deceased.

Made in Heaven

Consumed by my loss, I didn't notice the hardness of the pew where I sat. I was at the funeral of my dearest friend - my Mother.

Loss Involves Change - The Transformative Power of Loss and Change

There are many experiences in life, which remind us that change is an inevitable part of living. We then have to choose to either to resist this process or look for new ways of finding meaning in our lives.

Are We All Losers? Understanding Grief

The well-known pioneer researcher Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross identified five states through which the dying patient goes.


I didn't know a heart could die before it stopped beating. I didn't know a life could cease before it stopped breathing.

Death, Close and Personal

I got an email recently from someone whose mother died. She knew I'd suffered the loss of my mother and wanted some insight on how to deal with it.

You Can Help A Grieving Heart

Oh, we can talk about the best cold medications and if cherry cough syrup tastes better to kids than orange. We can recommend preschools and sneakers.

Grief Support: The Don'ts

1) Don't try to make the grieving person feel better. YOU CANNOT.

Grief Support: The Dos

Helpers often ask questions such as: "What should I do? What should I say? Am I doing the right thing? Did I do the wrong thing?" Here are some suggestions for how to best help those in grief.1) Do give grievers the permission to grieve.

Suicide Survivor

Suicide is a nightmare for survivors of loved ones. Death in itself is hard to cope with but when someone you love intentionally takes their life, this pain is somehow multiplied many times over.

Grief & Loss - Healing Your Broken Heart

What is it about Grief & Loss that upsets us so much? Is it the heavy duty emoting that we have to do to get through our suffering? Is it the fear we have about opening ourselves to all this pain? Because, let's face it, it's hard down there, in the land of grieving where all those emotions toss us around like a cork on a stormy sea.We understand that this is necessary, at a surface level, but how we are feeling is what really counts.

Beyond A Mothers Nightmare To Radical Forgiveness

It was a moment I will never forget.On February 22, 2003, I was visiting with my son Brian Michael (http://www.

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FHN Hospice to offer early grief support group  Rockford Register Star

FREEPORT — FHN Hospice, Suite 403, 773 W. Lincoln Blvd., will offer Managing Early Grief: The First Nine Months After a Loss, a nine-week support group, ...

Community supports families dealing with loss  Park Rapids Enterprise

Nevis School implemented its emergency response plan to help students deal with the shooting when they returned to school Tuesday morning. "As you may or ...

Grief hides in the church bathroom  Religion News Service

(RNS) — A friend of mine recently lost her daughter, an 8-month-old baby who was just beginning to get to know the world around her. I saw my friend at church ...

Todd Chrisley's Cryptic Instagram Post About 'Loss' Has Fans Worried About His Family

Recently, Todd Chrisley posted a cryptic Instagram photo that has his followers worried about him, his wife, and their children. The Chrisley Knows Best star ...

What to Say (and What Not to Say) to Someone Who’s Grieving  The New York Times

A little empathy goes a long way, especially when someone is recovering from the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, even when some of us mean well, we ...

Grieving over loss of teacher or mentor is normal  Chicago Daily Herald

The death of a mentor or important teacher in your life can cause a lot of grief -- it's another kind of invisible grief. If it happens to you, know you are not alone.

Grief workshop March 12  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — A workshop for grief and loss will be held March 12, hosted by Lower Cape Fear Hospice.The session, Supporting a Griever, is from 3 to ...

Resources for coping with grief and loss  Dailyuw

As a campus community, we are grieving the loss of a student. I want to acknowledge that this is an enormously difficult time, especially if you knew the student ...

Empathy and a safe place for parents grieving loss of adult child

Late in 1989, it was a time of renewal and change for Donna Segato: the registered practical nurse had just started a new job at Joseph Brant Hospital in ...

First Things First: Slogging through the mud of grief  The Daily Post-Athenian

It's been 10 years since Ron and Nan Deal unexpectedly said goodbye to their middle son, Connor.

The Yankees missed a golden opportunity to sign Manny Machado  Pinstripe Alley

The Yankees would have been a much better team with Machado, both now and in the foreseeable future.

Grief And Loss Education Session

This morning there was a Community Education *Service* session on Grief and Loss at the Strathmore Municipal Library. The sessions are presented in a video ...

Discussion About Grief And Loss At South Brunswick Library  South Brunswick, NJ Patch

South Brunswick Library Talk: Grief And Loss - South Brunswick, NJ - Participate in an afternoon of enlightenment and encouragement on Sunday, Feb. 10 from ...

HEALING THE LOSS: The many causes of grief

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss or change of any kind.” This definition by the Grief Recovery Method helps us to understand that grief is an ...

Military families talk openly about loss and grief  BBC News

Cheltenham-based Winston's Wish is helping those left behind after a death in *service*.

Rob Delaney: Sobriety allows me to fully grieve loss of my son  Irish Examiner

Rob Delaney said being sober has allowed him to fully grieve the death of his two-year-old son, as he marked 17 years of sobriety. The actor's son Henry died in ...

Community shares grief after shooting deaths  Park Rapids Enterprise

"Shared pain is lessened," wrote science fiction author Spider Robinson. A similar, often quoted proverb says, "A grief shared is a grief halved." Friends ...

What Rereading THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING Taught Me About Grief and Love  Book Riot

A reader returns to Joan Didion's THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING after experiencing grief and love, and finds new meaning on the page.

The grief and pain of having someone you love go missing  ABC News

The grief and pain of having a loved one go missing is described as.

Loss in Life: How to Handle Grief  Thrive Global

This post is a bit different than my usual articles. I'm going to be sharing my process with you because I went through major, multiple losses in my life and I ...

Coping with Grief and Loss in the Movie “Wild”

It's been awhile since this movie came out but I wanted to draw your attention back to it as Reese Witherspoons' activism and recent work has been truly.

Making Waves For Parents Who Have Experienced Loss  Thrive Global

Costa Rica Retreat Offers Support And Hope For Those In Mourning.

‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Writer/Director Dean DeBlois on the Adult Themes in the Trilogy

Writer/director Dean DeBlois on How to Train Your Dragon 3, loss and growth, the franchise's fandom and his own bittersweet goodbye to Hiccup and Toothless.

People struggling with the loss of a loved one invited to bereavement group  Redditch Advertiser

PEOPLE struggling with the loss of a loved one are being invited to a bereavement group in Redditch.

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Grief and loss as Alzheimer's progresses  Pine Island Eagle

It is common for caregivers to have feelings of loss and grief as their life is changed by Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

Autopsies expected in deaths of 4; school offers grief counselors  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Tri-County Area school officials plan to have grief counselors on site Wednesday following the shooting death of two students.

Catastrophe star Rob Delaney: 'Sobriety allows me to fully grieve loss of my son who died aged 2'

Rob Delaney said being sober has allowed him to fully grieve the death of his two-year-old son, as he marked 17 years of sobriety.

Kristoff St. John's death calls attention to risks facing suicide loss survivors  USA TODAY

Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John's death highlights the risks that face survivors of suicide loss. His son Julian St. John died in 2014.

Local News Las Vegas support group copes with loss Alicia Pattillo 10:35 AM, Feb 13  KTNV Las Vegas

Four strangers met for the first time to share their personal stories in search for healing after loss. Alicia Pattillo reports on how these strangers now meet ...

How God uses grief to help us grow  The Baptist Message

Grief, loss, and pain are an inevitable part of life. But did you know that God uses these things to help us grow? He does it in three ways.First, God uses pain to ...

Rotary boost Leamington child grief charity  Warwick Courier

A Leamington based organisation which supports children and young people through bereavement has been given a boost by a local *service* club.

If you live by the phrase “grin and bear it,” you need to learn about delayed grief  HelloGiggles

Grief isn't just limited to the death or loss of a loved one, and sometimes it can take years to feel the weight of the emotions. We spoke to psychologists about ...

'Grief looks different person-to-person': The Dinner Party serves up conversation on loss  Generocity

A local organizer of the group that convenes young adults to discuss the impact of loved ones' deaths shares what he learned from a recent Dinner Party panel.

Kids Experiencing Tremendous Loss & Grief Get Help From Camp Forget Me Not  CBS Denver

FRISCO, Colo. (CBS4) – Camp Forget Me Not is a club no one chooses to be in, but if you do find yourself meeting the criteria for membership, organizers say ...

Why Am I Still Crying? Identifying and Resolving Complicated Grief  Thrive Global

If you've recently asked yourself, “Why am I still crying?” Read this.

Grief From Daughter's Death Spurs Action  NWAOnline

PRAIRIE GROVE -- A crossing guard at Prairie Grove Middle School considers the children in her pathway "her kids" and she is determined to protect her kids.

Grief Share program has its own loss  Goldendale Sentinel

When the Spring 2019 Grief Share sessions begin Feb. 21, the group will have to deal with a dark irony—but, knowing the group and what it can do,

Hospice Hosts 8-Week Grief and Loss Recovery Workshops

SWEETWATER COUNTY– Hospice of Sweetwater County is hosting 8-week Grief Recovery Workshops for those in the community who are going through a loss ...

City leaders of Aurora share grief as mourners prepare for funerals  Fox 32 Chicago

Funeral services will be held Wednesday for the youngest victim of the deadly workplace shooting rampage that took place in Aurora.

'This Is Us': Susan Kelechi Watson on Beth's Past, Grief and Working With Phylicia Rashad (SPOILERS)  Variety

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Our Little Island Girl,” the 13th episode of Season 3 of “This Is Us.” It took until the middle of the third ...

Broncos families detail grief, pain and loss  Melfort Journal

By Kevin MitchellPain, stark and shattering, flowed into a makeshift Melfort courtroom Tuesday.It filled the place up.Two days on, thousands of words in.

South Carroll: Eldersburg branch library hosts Bereavement Support Group, Feb. 21  Carroll County Times

On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library will be hosting the Bereavement Support Group with the help of the ...

'I had my dark moments': The grief of a Croydon mum who lost her son to knife crime  MyLondon

Yemi Hughes has spoken to MyLondon about the death of 19-year-old Andre in 2016.

Living life after loss: Cornerstone tries to offer relief of Valentine's Day grief  Osceola News-Gazette

Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate and cherish the special people in your life. But for those grieving the loss of a loved one, Valentine's Day can be a.

Grieving Oklahoma mother giving the gift of time to others experiencing stillbirths  KFOR Oklahoma City

STILLWATER, Okla. - In July, Catie MacDonald was preparing for what was supposed to be one of the most exciting times of her life. She rushed to the hospital ...

'They were lovely lads. Everybody is numb' - Donegal communities united in grief at the loss of young lives

The people of Donegal have been here before. Sadly, this is not the first tragedy that has claimed multiple young and vibrant lives that the county has ...

Loss and grief woven into Gore woman's mourning brooch  The Southland Times

Loss, grief and hair are interwoven in Gore pioneer woman's mourning brooch.

Charlotte's Journey: Woman's mission for bereaved families includes trip to Fort Campbell  Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era

Sitting in the patrol car with Kentucky State Trooper C.D. Threatt, Charlotte Martin wasn't quite sure where she was headed.

Do dogs experience genuine grief when their owners don't come home? Of course they do

The sister of missing footballer Emiliano Sala shared a heartbreaking image of the footballer's dog Nala yesterday, patiently waiting for him to return home.

Senior psychologist to visit Dunlewey to discuss grief and loss  Donegal Democrat

A principal psychologist from the Health *Service* Executive (HSE) will discuss the issues of grief and loss on Thursday, February 7. Four young men tragically lost ...

Forever altered: Barron 'in recovery' since Jayme Closs' return  Leader-Telegram

BARRON — Growing up in the country 15 minutes outside of Birchwood, 26-year-old Samantha Suriano never locked her doors.

9 Ways Therapists Personally Deal With Grief  HuffPost

From a death to a job loss to an ended relationship, here's how experts handle loss.

‘Young and Restless’ star Kristoff St. John died still grieving his son’s loss by suicide  The Mercury News

'Young and Restless' star Kristoff St. John had previously threatened suicide and recently acknowledged that a parent never gets over the loss of a child.

Theo the Therapy Dog  KGET 17

He's the top dog, a new employee at Greenlawn Mortuary Southwest.

Society Notebook: Love Gala does good for those in grief  Press Herald

The Center for Grieving Children's annual Love Gala drew nearly 700 supporters for a dinner and auction Feb. 1 that raised a record-breaking $350,000.

6 Degrees of Recovery

When I was getting sober, I heard very few people talk about stages in recovery - above and beside the 12 step programs. I pined for my bottle for quite a while.

Death is a serious business. Only tyrants are excited by executions.  The Washington Post

On the night of April 11, 1967, hundreds of candles flickered on the street outside California Gov. Ronald Reagan's residence. The vigil was for Aaron Mitchell, ...

Grief, Isolation, and the Phenomenal Luke Baines: A Spoiler-Free Preview of Shadowhunters 3×11 |  Basic Stuff Magazine

We thought we'd share a few of our (spoiler-free) reactions to our favorite bits leading up to the Shadowhunters 3B premiere.

Jamie Oliver reveals grief over loss of two friends in a week on Instagram  The Sun

JAMIE Oliver has revealed his grief over the loss of two friends in a week on Instagram. The chef, 43, posted touching tributes to his friends Mary Holbrook and ...

KCSDS expresses grief over loss of precious live  Greater Kashmir

In a statement a spokesperson of KCSDS said that “we were deeply mourning the brutal death of the handsome Shuaib and his associate when this another ...

La Dispute suffer loss at a remove on 'Rhodonite and Grief'  The 405

La Dispute's new album Panorama is out on March 22nd through Epitaph, and having already shared 'Fulton Street I' and 'Footsteps at the Pond' it's pretty clear ...

Cocoa family still searching for answers after woman's homicide  Florida Today

"We're going to continue to fight for Tashuan because she can no longer fight for herself."

Pulwama attack: Grief, anger sweeps Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The killing of a large number of para military personnel in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir sent a wave of grief across Hyderabad and other ...

Suicide stigma can be toxic for families, friends left behind  Statesman Journal

Marlie Rowell sat weeping in her art studio as she unraveled one of her husband's red sweaters. She tugged methodically at each fiber, and at the stigma and ...

Grief Conquers Language — Almost — In 'Where Reasons End'  NPR

Yiyun Li wrote her devastating, brilliant new novel after the suicide of her son — in it, the unnamed narrator confronts the same situation, holding an extended ...

One Mother Shares Her Journey into Brokenness After the Loss of a Child in New Book  PR Web

Daynabelle Anderson's personal narrative, “Letters to My Son: A Mother's Journey Through Grief” (published by Archway Publishing), offers her story and her ...

Popular Columbia University dean dies after being struck by SUV in Morningside Heights  New York Daily News

Peter Awn, 75, was crossing Claremont Ave. near W. 116th St. in Morningside Heights when he was hit by a 2015 Toyota Highlander heading east on the street ...

Tri County Area Schools: We hurt and mourn girls deaths

SOLON TWP. — The deaths of three young girls and their mother have sent a shockwave of grief across a northern Kent County community.The bodies of ...

Elizabeth McCracken’s Weird Fiction Breathes Life Into Old Tropes  BuzzFeed News

“First I dreamt I was looking for a childhood photo to show somebody, but in all of them I was passed out drunk & pantless,” the author Elizabeth McCracken ...

What do you say to someone who's had a miscarriage?  ABC News

You're out to lunch with a friend you haven't seen in a while. She seems okay, but then tells you she's had a miscarriage. You didn't even know she was ...

Officers mourn NYPD detective slain by friendly fire: 'Brian lived to protect all New Yorkers'  WspyNews

(NEW YORK) -- Grieving officers of the New York Police Department gathered Wednesday at an emotional funeral for Detective Brian Simonsen who was killed ...

Trauma Runs Through Gun Violence Among Black Youth, Researcher Says  Youth Today

NEW YORK — Of all the threads of injustice, trauma is the common theme that contributes to a culture of gun violence for black youth in the U.S. and around the ...

At the age of 45, Trina was forced to live in a nursing home. She had no choice.  Mamamia

Trina Stewart was in her early 40s when she was admitted to a nursing home after having a stroke. She was among thousands of young Australians in aged ...

Mandolin Orange peels back grief on new album  Boston Herald

Mandolin Orange on the personal influences on their new album.

GRIS Is Beautiful, But It's Only Skin-Deep  Kotaku UK

It may be a great music album, or a wonderful film, but as a game it leaves so much to be desired.

Hollyoaks' Kirsty-Leigh Porter pays heartbreaking tribute following the loss of baby girl  HELLO! Magazine

Hollyoaks actress Kirsty-Leigh Porter has opened up about her grief as she paid tribute to her baby daughter who was delivered stillborn in January. The actress ...

4 ways to overcome trauma and tragedy (always begin with a prayer)  Fox News

In order to move past tragedies, we must allow God to penetrate these unhealed spaces. As we allow God into that space, we discover more about who He is ...

People urged to leave stuffed animals on porches for 7 victims of Halifax fire

Two Halifax women have taken inspiration from the Humboldt Broncos tragedy to show support for a family and a community mourning the loss of seven children ...

One Year Since Parkland Shooting, Victims’ Families Have Journeyed From Grief To Action  CBS Miami

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter. PARKLAND (CBSMiami) – It's been one year since the deadly Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...

Zachary’s Jewelers owner to host Hospice 40th Anniversary Gala

Zachary's Jewelers owner Steve Samaras was surprised to be chosen master of ceremonies and auctioneer for the organization's 40th Anniversary Gala March ...

Cherushii/Maria Minerva: Cherushii & Maria Minerva | Review  Pitchfork

Chelsea Faith Dolan perished in Oakland's Ghost Ship fire in 2016; this EP of left-field dance music made with her 100% Silk labelmate Maria Minerva is a ...

West Island Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 20  Montreal Gazette

Galerie de la ville, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd. in Dollard, presents The Doll House, an in-gallery creation project and works by artists responding to the ...

Camp Forget Me Not Help Kids Experiencing Loss & Grief  CBS Denver

Camp Forget Me Not is a club no one chooses to be in, but if you do find yourself meeting the criteria for membership, organizers say you are glad it exists.

Northview Elementary School mourning the loss of two students after fatal crash in Bowie

Students and staff at Northview Elementary School are mourning the loss of two students, some of the five children who were killed in an early morning crash in ...

Late Amesbury High School student 'a pretty remarkable young man'  The Daily News of Newburyport

AMESBURY — Seventeen-year-old Troy Marden was in Maine, enjoying the start of school vacation week with other local students when he died in a ...

Iranians Mourn Loss of 27 Slain Revolutionary Guard Soldiers  TIME

Thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing.

‘Grieving’ dolphin in New Zealand spotted holding dead calf, officials say  Fox News

Officials in New Zealand on Friday warned of a grief-stricken bottlenose dolphin who was spotted carrying around a deceased calf in the country's Bay of Islands ...

Winnetka couple's loss inspires them to help others  WLS-TV

A Winnetka couple turned their grief from an unthinkable loss into their personal mission.

Grieving teacher crashed car while more than three times drink drive limit  Manchester Evening News

Michael Cunningham, 40, was out until 2am mourning the death of a close friend - then drank more in the pub the following day before getting behind the wheel, ...

How to cope with grief and loss during the holidays  INSIDER

INSIDER spoke with experts in grief and loss about how to make it through the holidays when you're still reeling from the death of a loved one.

Grieving Tamil Nadu Couple Commit Suicide, Months After Son's Death: Cops  NDTV News

Grief-stricken after the death of their only son, an elderly couple in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore allegedly committed suicide by setting themselves on fire today, ...

Students Mourn Loss Of 15-Year-Old Classmate Killed Walking To School  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS)—Grief counselors will be at Richards High School in Chicago Ridge today, a day after the death of a 15-year-old student. Amira Nairat was hit ...

Overdose loss brochure aims to help victims' loved ones find support  Winnipeg Sun

When Rebecca Rummery walked out the doors of Grace General Hospital the day her boyfriend died of a drug overdose last January, she didn't know where to ...

Mary Oliver on Grief and Loss  The New York Times

Oliver, the hugely popular poet, died Thursday. Readers turned to her work to find comfort. Here's a selection of some of her best-known writing on loss and ...

Grieving a decade after Black Saturday  The Macleay Argus

Days before the devastating Black Saturday fires, then-premier John Brumby warned Victorians they were in for some of the worst times in state's history. He w...

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