Grief & Loss Information

Grief & Loss Information

Men and Grief

Men grieve differently from women. Our cultural roles make it difficult for men to look for support, and harder again to accept it.

Understanding Grief and Loss in Times of War and Disaster

There are many different kinds of losses we can experience in our lives. Indeed, loss in human beings has its beginnings in the birth process that separates the infant from the comfort and security of the mother's womb into a world where survival is conditional and predicated on individual responsibility.

Sympathy Flowers

Sending a floral tribute is a very appropriate way of expressing sympathy to a family who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Flowers express a feeling of life and beauty and offer much comfort to the family.

Cultivate a Friendship with Death

Why We Fear Death"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark." - BaconThere may be a thousand reasons why we fear death, but most of all we fear death because we fear the unknown, and death is an unknown entity to most people.

Terminal Illness- Death and Grief

No one likes to think about illness and death, when we are well, we feel invincible and there is nothing that can prepare us for the shock and devastation of a terminal diagnosis. The knowledge that we can no longer take our lives or the lives we share with our loved ones for granted takes away our ability to plan for the future and removes hope from our lives.

One Womans Way of Dealing With Grief

All of us at one time or another have felt grief: perhaps over a lost job, lost love, or the most heartbreaking, the death of someone we loved dearly. Each of us goes about the task of grieving in our own distinct way.

How To Write A Eulogy

Remembering someone special in a personal way can be healing for everyone concerned, for a eulogy is a deeply personal way of saying goodbye. The key word is life, and you've been given the opportunity to celebrate a loved one's life in the individual way that made your friend unique.

Moving Beyond Grief and Loss

In my work as a coach and therapist, I have seen many clients dealing with losses of all kinds-loss of loved ones through death and divorce, for instance. These experiences are difficult for everyone.

How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is the name given to the mix of emotions experienced when we are living in expectation of loss and grieving because of it. Anticipatory Grief is particularly relevant to those who have received a terminal diagnosis and for those who love and care for them.

How to Turn Grief into Joy

I was with my daddy when he died. Excuse me, I was with my daddy when his spirit left his body.

Dealing With Grief and Loss - How to Mend a 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.

And You Always Will

I opened the dishtowel drawer for about the sixth time, hoping the towels had somehow magically appeared.The brand new towels still weren't there, of course.

Scared to Death of Dying and Denying Grief

When I invited Martha to the gathering at my house, she accepted the invitation cheerfully. Martha was new to the area and so I thought this small potluck I was hosting would be a chance for her to get to know other women in our town.

A Critical Assessment of Euthanasia

The question of whether, say, a man should have the right to take away his life granted pain and suffering have overcome him is a very important question today. A different way of putting this question is this: 'Should a man have the right to take away his life if he ceases to function as a human being?' This matter would have been laid to rest had it not been that it strikes at the heart of law, key matters of health, and morality.

Suicide - An Eternal Pain

Suicide is the one form of death that has quite a stigma attached to it. It brings with it a feeling of shame and betrayal.

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Grieving Loss in a Year of Change and Multiple Sclerosis  Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Dealing with bundled change, loss, and multiple sclerosis (MS) has turned out to be more of a challenge than I could have imagined, and I have not been very ...

'Vanderpump Rules' Star Jax Taylor Talks 42-Pound Weight Loss, Grief & Fatherhood  Entertainment Tonight

Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor is opening up about how being fat-shamed prompted a health turnaround, which has seen him lose 42 pounds.

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.

Resources brought in for Turlock middle school students grieving the loss of their classmate KXTV

The Turlock Unified School District brought in extra counselors from across the district and grief counselors with a therapy dog to help comfort students after a ...

Friends grieve loss of Jonathan Garcia, man killed while washing hotel windows  KLAS-TV

Close friends and loved ones shared their memories of Jonathan Garcia Thursday night. The 27-year-old fell to his death while cleaning windows at Trump ...

Northwest Colorado Health: Creative projects can help children grieving a loss  Steamboat Pilot & Today

Holiday traditions are complicated. They can provide a sense of stability in our ever-changing world, especially for children, but they can also compound grief for ...

PHILLIPS: Grieving and the Holidays | Opinion  Corsicana Daily Sun

The holidays can be a rough time of the year for many of us.

Town grieving loss of four-year-old girl who fell under Christmas float  CityNews

YARMOUTH, N.S. — A grief counsellor was made available for people in the small Nova Scotia town of Yarmouth in the wake of a tragic accident that saw a ...

‘I had a vivid and worrying dream of the police bringing me bad news. The next day, it happened.’  Mamamia

The spirit world was always present to me from early childhood. I would sense the closeness of spirits around me, particularly at night when I was in bed. I'd feel ...

Easley family turns grief over losing baby into comfort for sibling survivors  Greenville News

Upstate family helps children who've lost siblings with a Hug from Heaven blankets.

Grief & Gratitude  Physician's Weekly

Dec 17, 2018 | Doctor's Voice | 0 |. The following was originally posted by PW blogger Kelly Cawcutt, MD, to her personal blog site,

Don’t hide your grief from children – it can help bring you closer  The Guardian

Children can have more emotional understanding than we give them credit for, says author Helen Calcutt.

Multiple losses add up to increased grief  Chicago Daily Herald

Many in the baby boom generation are facing the deaths of loved ones - losing not only parents, but friends, cousins, and siblings. These cumulative losses can ...

How To Manage The Holidays If You Are Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One, According To Experts  Bustle

The holidays can be a complicated time of year. While they're often a season to spend time with friends and family, if you've lost a close family member, the ...

"Sorry for Your Loss," an honest and real show about grief, actually uses Facebook for good  Salon

Note: With the fallow season of television debuts upon us, we're looking back at a few worthwhile series that debuted in 2018 that we didn't have a chance to ...

Dealing with the loss of a loved one during Christmas  Neos Kosmos

Sadness is normal, isolation isn't, says psychiatrist Dr Arthur Kokkinias. Dr Arthur Kokkinias. Photo: Facebook. Stamatina Hasiotis 19 December 2018 10:50am.

Commentary: Help is here for children who are grieving a loss  Naples Daily News

November is National Children's Grief Awareness month, set aside to educate communities on how children grieve and how specialists can help them heal.

Funeral offers message of hope and healing for mother grieving loss of 4 children  Greenville News

The four siblings were remembered as "special kids" at Saturday's funeral *service* at Mountain Creek Baptist Church.

Mother’s grief ‘immeasurable’ over loss of daughter  The Cairns Post

A CLOSE knit community has started a fundraiser to help the heartbroken Cassowary Coast mother, who was seriously injured in a highway crash that claimed ...

Holidays After a Loss News

HYANNIS – The holiday season can be an especially difficult time for those who have suffered a significant loss of a loved one in the past year. For many of us, ...

The Christmas Blues: Tips For Coping With Grief And Loss During The Holidays  KUAR

The holidays can create an extra burden for people struggling after the death of a loved one, a divorce or other stressors throughout the year. Dr. Brittney Schrick ...

How to handle your first holiday after a loss  Chicago Tribune

A season of grief and a season of joy don't always get together. Here's how to get through a holiday after loss.

Grief dreams can provide comfort and healing during holidays  Medical Xpress

The holidays are generally a time for good cheer. But for some families, an empty chair at the dinner table is a sad reminder of the loss of a loved one.

Faydra Koenig: Providing support during grief and loss  Red Bluff Daily News

Last week I shared a snippet of information about how grief and resilience coexist. That it is normal and expected that times of loss create conflicting emotions ...

How to deal with grief at Christmas  Mirror Online

Losing a loved one is always hard, but the festive season can make it even tougher to be missing someone. If you are struggling, read these tips from grief ...

Coping with grief during the holidays  Fox 2 Detroit

Loss comes in many forms. Maybe it's a loved one, a beloved pet or even a job. Loss takes its toll on us emotionally, and physically.

Enduring grief: Coping with first responder loss

Firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, though accustomed to death, need to process grief when losing someone close to them.

Grief counseling offered after Ballston Spa double murder-suicide  WNYT

Grief counselors were in place at Ballston Spa Middle School on Monday to help students cope with the death of a classmate.

Holiday memories: Coping with grief and loss during the Christmas season  The Decatur Daily

The Rev. Brad Eades called it an ambush — that moment when a sight, a sound, a smell triggers a memory. Those moments, the bereavement counselor with ...

Student mental health must be addressed | Columns  Idaho State Journal

Conversations about student behavioral health from kindergarten through college are occurring throughout our state. K-12 administrators report that they are ...

25 Encouraging Quotes To Share With Someone Who Is Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One  YourTango

The death of a loved one and the stages of grief that follow is one of the hardest experiences we can go through. We all grieve differently and sometimes, ...

Coping With Loss And Dealing With Grief During The Holidays

NUTLEY, NJ – Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially during the holidays. Grieving is a process that has no timetable, and everyone ...

Idaho taking action to address student mental health crisis  KLEW

The vice president of the Idaho State Board of Education says the time is now to intensify efforts to help students dealing with mental health issues. "I would be ...

The Help Network Survivors of Suicide meeting is Wednesday at 6 p.m.  Youngstown Vindicator

By Samantha Phillips · YOUNGSTOWN. Cathy Grizinski, Help Network associate director, says it can be healing for those dealing with the ...

Gris mirrors the stages of grief through art, sound and design  Polygon

Nomada Studio and Devolver Digital add a beautiful, wordless game to the ranks of Journey and Florence. With gorgeous creative direction from Conrad Roset ...

15 Women On How They Cope With Grief Around The Holidays  Bustle

Although the holidays are an exciting and relaxing time for many people, others don't look forward to them as much. If you're coping with grief around the ...

Grief counselors help students cope with loss of five people  WPBF West Palm Beach

Grief counselors are available at the Westwood High School in Fort Pierce this week to talk with students having a tough time dealing with a huge tragedy.

How to console those in mourning  The Boston Globe

It's OK to sit in silence with someone who has suffered a loss. Asking grieving friends or neighbors if you can do something concrete, like mow their lawn or bring ...

Is There a Right to Grieve?  Psychology Today

Every society has external rules or norms that govern how we are expected to behave. Yet societies also have internal rules that set expectations on internal ...

Handling grief in a season of celebration  Wadena Pioneer Journal

A gathering Sunday, Dec. 9 at Wadena's Immanuel Lutheran Church brought together people from all walks of life, most suffering from the loss of loved ones.

How do couples deal with loss and grief? There’s a Centre County resource to help  Centre Daily Times

I've been an OB/GYN for more than 16 years, and there is a real possibility that I will deal with grief and loss every day.

Priest’s suicide homily, ‘bully’ coach add to family’s grief at son’s funeral | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

Maison Hullibarger was a straight-A student and a tremendous athlete who ended his own life earlier this month.

A Thanksgiving Feast With Space At The Table For Grief  NPR

The Charlotte, N.C. support group Mothers of Murdered Offspring hosts an annual Thanksgiving meal for families who have lost a loved one to homicide.

The holidays are a lonely time for some but these books can help.  Prince George Citizen

The holidays are a thorny time for people who are recently bereaved. On the one hand, all the get-togethers supply a steady stream of company. But being ...

Do Dogs Grieve The Loss Of Their Owners?  WBUR

A photograph of Sully, George H.W. Bush's *service* dog, lying in front of the former president's casket went viral over the weekend.

Gary Barlow opens up about grief over loss of daughter  HELLO! Magazine

Gary Barlow has opened up about the stillbirth of his daughter Poppy and revealed why he thinks it is important to talk about it more openly.

National Grief Study Launched to Help Military Families Manage Loss of a Loved One

Military family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one in a duty-related death often describe continued challenges with bereavement long after ...

Dealing with loss during the holiday season | News  Newton County Times

Fast Facts: Holiday season can magnify feelings of grief, loss. Allow yourself to feel what you are feeling. Contact a doctor if you are feeling symptoms of ...

Family members can share grief during the holidays, but how each person grieves is different - News  Purdue News Service

Grief isn't equal to sadness and people grieving around the holidays aren't always going to shed tears as a result, according to a Purdue professor who ...

Tips for coping with a stressful holiday season

Here's how to make the holiday season less stressful whether you've lost a loved one or are overwhelmed with obligations.

Old North Church announces Christmas-week schedule - News  Wicked Local

Old North Church, United Church of Christ, will host various services in the Old North Church Meetinghouse, 35 Washington St., Marblehead.The Longest Night ...

She Knows | Through Life and Loss

They say that pets have a sixth sense and can tell when the departed are near. I don't believe in ghosts, I believe my son is in heaven. But the other night before ...

Blue Christmas: It's the most wonderful time of the year — but what if it's not for you?  USA TODAY

The "holiday blues" — feelings of loneliness, loss or isolation that arise during this time of year — is real. Psychologists share tips to fight it.

Two Chicago police officers hit, killed by train while chasing suspected gunman: 'No words to express our grief'  Sand Hills Express

(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Police Department is mourning two of its officers who were hit and killed by a train while chasing a suspected gunman Monday night ...

Poems About Loss That Shatter Meaning and Borders  The New York Times

Be With,” by Forrest Gander, plumbs death and grief with an alertness to the fragility of life — and of language.

I’m done procrastinating. This is not my New Year’s resolution, it’s a story of loss.  The Washington Post

I've never done well with New Year's resolutions. Like everyone else, I think about doing them for 10 minutes and then find something else to do. (Literally ...

Grief at the holidays… and some tips for coping with loss  Hometown Focus

Grief is a universal reaction to loss. Grief is the normal, natural, and adaptive reaction to a loss, to the loss of a loved one who has died. The responses and.

Eamonn Doyle on family, loss and facing his grief on the Irish coast  Wallpaper*

After losing his mother to cancer, Dublin-based photographer Eamonn Doyle tried to make sense of his mourning. The resulting series 'K' was shot on the ...

FCC hosts 'Silent Nights' Service for those Struggling with Grief on Sunday, Dec. 16

FCC will hold a special “Silent Nights” *service* for those struggling with grief or loss on Sunday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at 125 Elmer Street.

David Kessler's Top 4 Tips for Dealing with Holiday Grief

In his latest Facebook Live session with Legacy, grief expert David Kessler compares death to the Grinch from Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

‘Like therapy, but better’: The holiday dinner party that makes space for grief  The Washington Post

Christmas was always her father's holiday. Courtney Arnold's dad loved the music. He loved the tree. The two of them would sit side-by-side on the floor, sorting ...

Holidays can be hard on people grieving a loss, so be kind to yourself  AZCentral

Just because you lay aside cherished traditions this time doesn't mean they're gone forever. You can choose to celebrate the holidays on a smaller scale this ...

Depression and grief during the holidays? How to cope with a blue Christmas  Asbury Park Press

My father died on Christmas morning. I know how terrible a holiday can be.

Coping with Grief  Aish

Allowing yourself to feel and express the pain is essential to healing.

Holiday help: How to cope, grieve and experience the holidays after loss  Wise County Messenger

CARRYING ON – Beverly Ross of Wise County Christian Counseling is using her personal grief testimony to reach others. In September, she opened up the ...

Holiday season isn’t cheery for everyone  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The holidays are supposed to be a cheerful time of year, but that's not the case for everyone. Grief counselors say not to forget about ...

Comfort at Christmas: A Service for those in Grief or Loss  Episcopal News Service

Event Title. Comfort at Christmas: A *Service* for those in Grief or Loss. When does it start? 12/16/2018. When does it end? 12/16/2018. Event Location.

Petrea King's son was having "screaming nightmares". Until she used the rainbow technique.  Mamamia

How to stop nightmares: After her husband left, Petrea King's 3yo son started having "screaming nightmares". The 'wrap in a rainbow' technique stopped them.

Grieving during the holidays  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

The holiday season is supposed to be "the most wonderful time of the year" but for people who've suffered the loss of a loved one, it can be the most painful.

Oxford therapists to lead free workshop to combat grief during holidays  Oxford Eagle

Oxford therapists are hosting a free workshop during the first week of December to help combat different kinds of grief during the holiday season.

Hollywood mourns the loss of actress and filmmaker Penny Marshall  kwbe

(HOLLYWOOD) — On Tuesday, fans and colleagues throughout the entertainment industry are mourning the loss of actress and filmmaker Penny Marshall, who ...

Overdose, suicide, murder: Stigma adds to pain of parents who lose adult children  Springfield News-Leader

'It's out of the natural order. We expect our children will bury us': Expert says parents losing adult children to overdose, suicide is increasing.

Grief support group offers fellowship to families suffering from loss during the holidays  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Family Services Center Homicide Survivors Program provides support to those who have lost loved ones to violence. While this is a ...

Blue Christmas at Knoxville Church to Help with Pain, Grief at Holidays  KNIA / KRLS Radio

For many who have experienced grief, loss and hard times the Christmas season can be difficult to handle; the memories they struggle with, combined with the ...

Grief groups help students cope with all-too-common trauma and violence  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

He doesn't know why it happened or who did it, but Semaj Brazzle remembers the exact date: June 12, 2018. That was the day when a friend of his, a high ...

How Tragedy Survivors Will Celebrate Thanksgiving  TIME

Here's how some of the survivors of 2018's American tragedies will spend Thanksgiving.

Handling grief and depression: There's no right or wrong to managing sorrow during the holidays  The Daily Courier

In what is supposed to be a jolly season, folks that are feeling less than jolly, or downright sad, can often feel guilty or all the more depressed because they ...

NPHS grad pens book about loss, grief and adoption  New Prague Times

Julie Yackley was born in Inchheon, South Korea, and was adopted in May, 1986, by Don and Janice Yackley of New Prague. Even before the adoption her ...

Book review: Personal grief in 'Loss Sings' offers a new perspective on classical Arab poet  The National

Loss Sings is part of the Cahier Series, which brings out short reflections on writing and translation by world literary luminaries, including Nobel winners and ...

600 Kildare transition year students hear of raw grief following fatal hit and run  Leinster Leader

Six-hundred Transition year school students from County Kildare have heard the trauma and tragic circumstances in which a 16-year-old girl was killed following ...

A celebration of life — at an event devoted to death  San Francisco Chronicle

Before gleefully ushering in the new year, you might wish to pause and consider the less cheery prospect of … mortality. That's the proposition offered by the ...

Sister of Bronx man killed in parking lot SUV crash outside home trembles with grief - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The devastated sister of a man dragged to his death by an SUV in a Bronx parking lot trembled and wailed Monday as she coped with his loss.

Group provides 'companioning' to those grieving the loss of a loved one - Osoyoos Times  Osoyoos Times

Karen Brant, Lorna McKay and Maureen Parriott started The Grapevine as a group to help others and themselves through the process of grieving the loss of a ...

Jax Taylor Hasn't Spoken to His Mom Since His Dad's Funeral — Grief Counselors Explain Why This Happens  Bravo

Vanderpump Rules' Jax Taylor and fiancée Brittany Cartwright were missing one very important guest at their surprise engagement party, thrown by fellow ...

Editorial: On the anniversary of Sandy Hook, we still grieve, we still hope - Hartford Courant  Hartford Courant

On December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the world changed. Innocence was shattered. Dreams of what the future might look like were ...

Child loss support group ceremony acknowledges love and grief for deceased children  BayToday

'We talk about our kids and how they made us smile, how they made us proud, and how much we miss them'

New book guides readers on search for meaning after loss of loved one  Lebanon Democrat

NASHVILLE – Inspired by the journal entries of a beloved mother who died from cancer, “The Hardest Part About” – published by WestBow Press – guides ...

'Smirk on His Face': Loved Ones Distraught by Priest's Sickening Behavior During Funeral for Teenage Suicide Victim  Faithwire

'Miracle Child': Boy Born 'Without a Brain' Is Absolutely Thriving. Hullibarger's parents, Jeff and Linda, had met with the priest prior to the *service* to specify what ...

Free resources launched to support British Columbians struggling with addiction, loss and grief  Toronto Star

VANCOUVER—In response to the unrelenting impact of addiction and the overdose crisis on British Columbians, a new suite of resources has been launched ...

Classmates use art to work through grief of fire victim's death

Classmates of Aleysha Rosario are remembering her with their art.

Couples: Child Loss, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street"  Palo Alto Online

"No U-Turn at Mercy Street" by Chandrama Anderson, MA, MFT. Here's a quote and the back cover copy: No U-Turn at Mercy Street is an unvarnished look at ...

West Hartford Community Offers Support, Resources Following Fatal Stabbing of Child

West Hartford Town Hall. Photo credit: Ronni Newton. West Hartford's mayor, the school administration, and others have provided information as the community ...

Outpouring of grief over Adib's death - Nation  The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: The nation is reeling in pain at losing young Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim (pic), the firefighter who was gravely hurt during the Seafield Sri ...

How the tragic loss of a child inspired a family to help other grieving parents  Neos Kosmos

Six years after the passing of their baby boy, Maria and George Mihos have honoured his memory by raising awareness for neonatal loss and giving back with a ...

The Fire That Changed The Way We Think About Grief | Magazine  Harvard Crimson

Early in his medical career, Erich Lindemann grew interested in patients who had lost a part of themselves: those with amputated legs, failing eyesight, organs ...

Holiday season is the most difficult time for grieving lost loved ones: 'Now what do I do?'  Chicago Tribune

Welcome to the “Living After Loss” support group, where guests share their grief – and their healing – after the death of a loved one, agreeing, "The holidays are ...

Why I will celebrate this Christmas as a family  SBS

For those missing loved ones, Christmas can be bittersweet.

The long goodbye: dealing with loss during the holiday season  Naples Daily News

Exploring different ways to handle loss on the holidays.

South Pasadena Senior Cntr: Good Grief: Surviving Loss  South Pasadena Review

The South Pasadena Senior Center, located at 1102 Oxley Street in South Pasadena invites senior citizens to take advantage of programs and services offered ...

After a suicide, here’s what happens to the people left behind  USA TODAY

Because of the stigma and array of emotions felt by loss survivors after a loved one's suicide, many do not seek help or support, harming themselves in the ...

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