Dealing with Grief & Loss

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. Men are so often silent, solitary mourners who immerse themselves in activity and private, symbolic rituals. They feel profoundly, but often can't express the depth of their loss.

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. The presumable final loss is the end of the human life cycle caused by death. There are many losses in between those polarities that relate to the developmental and aging process in each life. All of these losses are expectable losses and our bereavement and mourning of these losses are colored by their expectability

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. A floral tribute can either be sent to a funeral service or to the family?s residence. Here are some suggestions to assist you in sending sympathy flowers.

Cultivate a Friendship with Death


Why We Fear Death

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. When a loved one becomes terminally ill, we grieve in anticipation of their death, we grieve for the loss of them in our lives and we grieve for our own mortality.

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. Don't be daunted by the task, just take these simple steps for a sincere and moving last farewell.

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. I drove him to the emergency room because he was having chest pains. He said that they weren?t too bad, and his color was good. He was still walking.

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.

And You Always Will


I opened the dishtowel drawer for about the sixth time, hoping the towels had somehow magically appeared.

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. Martha stuck it out till the end, softly responding to each person's questions about where she had moved from and the details involving her current job. It was not until the last guest left that night that she was able to utter her fears, "Oh, Alice, maybe I shouldn't have come." Then she fell apart in tears.

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. It is a subject that, if not properly addressed, can cause some nasty consequences to the lives of people and pose unwarranted danger to the stability of a society.

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. It is not the same as saying to someone "My father died in a car crash" nor is it the same as saying someone died from a heart attack. Having to explain that someone took their own life can be quite a difficult thing to do as we have no explanation as to why this dreadful occurance took place.

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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 ...


Family members can share grief during the holidays, but how each person grieves is different  Medical Xpress

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Holidays can be manageable for those who mourn  Newsandtribune

JEFFERSONVILLE – Therapist Donna Greenhill has worked with grieving clients throughout her 40 years at LifeSpring.


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'


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.


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 Support Your Grieving Friend through the Holidays  Verily

Holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year – and for many they are. But when someone loses a loved one or experiences grief, whether it.


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 ...


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 ...


Enduring grief: Coping with first responder loss  EMS1.com

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


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 ...


Personalized bears help parents deal with infant loss  myndnow.com

To help parents cope with the loss of an infant, Sanford Health is providing personalized bears, known as "Molly Bears" to the affected parents.


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.


How to grieve the loss of a pet  Asbury Park Press

How to care for your aging pet, what to look for, and how to grieve.


Jefferson High School grief counselors available after student takes own life on campus  KATU

Grief counselors will be at Jefferson High School near Salem again on Tuesday, and all after-school activities are canceled for the second day. On Monday, a ...


N.S. town grieving loss of four-year-old killed during Santa Claus parade  Global News

MaCali Cormier died Saturday night after she fell under the wheels of a float during the annual Parade of Lights in Yarmouth, N.S..


Resources are available for suicide survivors  WatertownDailyTimes.com

The Lewis County Suicide Prevention Coalition recognizes that many in our community are grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. The holidays may be ...


Grief Affects Your Mind And Body - Here's How  WSYM-TV

We know grief can put us through a rollercoaster of emotions. The Kubler-Ross model (or, as it's more widely known, “the five stages of grief”) describes a cycle ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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

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 ...


Editing consciousness: How bereaved people control their thoughts without knowing it  Science Daily

A new study shows that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering, a discovery that could lead to more effective ...


Grace Millane murder prompts outpouring of grief in New Zealand  The Guardian

The murder of the British backpacker Grace Millane has provoked an unprecedented outpouring of collective shame and grief in New Zealand, and sparked a ...


How not to hurt a friend or family member who is grieving a loved one | Opinion  The Tennessean

Many people will try poorly to comfort someone by saying "It was God's will," but we would prefer to hear "I love you" and "I'm here for you."


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 ...


Coping With Loss And Dealing With Grief During The Holidays  TAPinto.net

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 ...


How to Help Grieving Children  Chicago Parent

Adults can help support a grieving child in a variety of ways.


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.


New survey documents how people deal with grief at Christmas  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

LEICESTER, United Kingdom - For most people, Christmas is a joyous time with family and friends; but this joy can turn to grief when those family and friends ...


Amanda Palmer Announces New Album 'There Will Be No Transmission'  Clash Magazine

Amanda Palmer is set to release her new album 'There Will Be No Transmission' on March 8th. The songwriter crowdfunded the record via fans, a process that ...


Event offers support for grieving families  Rocky Mount Telegram

From Staff Reports. Sunday, December 9, 2018. Facing the holiday season when a family has recently lost a loved one can be difficult. To help those families, ...


About Medicine: Bereavement group offers validation, support following loss  Ravalli Republic

In our deepest grief, those who have loved and know loss, find the darkest and hardest days of our journey as humans. Grief is a difficult emotion to completely ...


Grief Support After a Substance Abuse Loss | Family Fun  Frederick News Post

Dealing with the death of a loved one due to any circumstance is difficult, but when it involves an overdose or addiction, coping can be an even greater ...


Eastern Tech students and faculty grieve loss of Baltimore County officer who killed himself at school  Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County Police officer Joseph Comegna was known as a gentleman who always talked to students and staff at Eastern Technical High School, here he ...


How To Support A Friend Who's Grieving Suicide Loss, According To Experts  Bustle

For those who are grieving the death of a loved one by suicide, feelings of isolation, alienation, and guilt can be crippling. And just when they're needed most, ...


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.


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 ...


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

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Take That's Gary Barlow says it was "important" to talk about the grief of losing daughter Poppy publicly  DigitalSpy.com

Gary Barlow has revealed why he decided to talk about the stillbirth of his daughter Poppy so publicly.


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 ...


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 ...


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

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Support available for infant loss  The Herald-News

Will County Health Department discusses bereavement, resources.


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.


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

Exploring different ways to handle loss on the holidays.


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 ...


UW Hospital event helps participants deal with grief during holidays  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

The Friends of UW Health's Love Lights event on Saturday helped people who have lost loved ones over the past year cope with the difficulties of the holidays.


George and Barbara Bush never stopped agonizing over the death of their 3-year-old, Robin  The Washington Post

In a letter penned to his mother in the late 1950s, George H.W. Bush indicated that something was missing from his home. At the time, Bush and his wife, ...


15 Tips For Coping With Grief, Especially Around The Holidays  Bustle

Holiday cheer is in much of the air these days, but it's not a happy time of year for everyone, especially if certain loved ones are no longer in your life, such as ...


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 ...


How Claude Julien navigated the stages of grief after a...  The Athletic

For the first time Sunday night, following a 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks at home, Canadiens coach Claude Julien appeared to arrive at the final stage of grief, ...


In SF, grieving Israeli and Palestinian parents share tales of loss  The Jewish News of Northern California

Israeli Robi Damelin and Palestinian Mazen Faraj were all smiles as they greeted their San Francisco audience. But the smiles faded as they told their personal ...


‘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 ...


How To Talk To Your Kids About Death And Grief  HuffPost

Death can be a difficult topic for anyone. Death and grief are natural parts of the human experience, but mourning a loss is also an incredibly complex process.


After Camp Fire, funeral homes help others through their losses while enduring their own  The Daily World

CHICO, Calif. — In the face of the historic loss of life from the Camp Fire, staffs at funeral homes and mortuaries in the region have been working tirelessly to ...


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 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.


Families grieve the loss of a baby in their own way - but they need support  Independent.ie

Bereavement care is not prescriptive. This is something I know to be true in my role as Chaplain at the Rotunda Hospital for the last 10 years. At some point in life ...


Community mourns, support pours in after loss of JSO bailiff  WJXT News4JAX

The Jacksonville community mourned Monday with the Sheriff's Office after a bailiff was killed in a DUI wreck that also critically injured her JSO officer husband ...


The gift of loss  Star Tribune

The summer of 1961 was not a happy time in my life. Two weeks after my high school graduation, my maternal grandfather died. My mother and I had lived with ...


Memorial to help those suffering loss  The West Australian

The love we have for people doesn't stop, it keeps going.”


Mum left homeless at Christmas after grief sent her into depression and debt opens up for You Can Help Maidstone Day Centre and Kent Messenger campaign  Kent Online

A mother left homeless at Christmas time tells how her stable life collapsed after a family death.


Hospice of Gladwin Area offers six-week Grief and Loss Support Series  Gladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion

BEAVERTON – Grief is a natural and normal response to the loss of someone or something significant in our lives. Part of the work of grieving is adapting to the.


New grief support group to start in Pittston  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

PITTSTON — A new group has been formed to support and comfort people who are grieving, regardless of the kind of loss suffered. The first meeting of the ...


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 ...


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 ...


Students grieving a death deserve their own support group  UT The Daily Texan

Columnist Kateri David points out the need for a support group specifically for UT students grieving a death.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Coping with the holidays after the loss of a loved one  Journal Advocate

Editor's Note: This is the third in a four-part series. With the holidays approaching, we wanted to switch gears a little. Hospice of the Plains provides a multitude of ...


Unit 5 Social Workers Talk Ways To Support Grieving Children  WGLT News

Unit 5 social workers are emphasizing the role a parent plays in the lives of children experiencing trauma.


How to console those in mourning  The Boston Globe

For the over-50 population, coping with painful losses is an inescapable part of life.


Talon Takeaways: The 5 stages of grief for ULM fans  Monroe News Star

*Editor's note: "Talon Takeaways" is a series of fireside chats between The News-Star's Adam Hunsucker and the ULM faithful regarding the state of their ...


Palo Alto teacher dies after officer-involved shooting  Palo Alto Online

Kyle Hart, a teacher at Frank S. Greene Middle School in Palo Alto, died Monday after he was shot by a police officer called to his Redwood City home in ...


'Sisters in Loss' Helps Black Women Cope With Miscarriage and Infertility  Black Enterprise

Erica M. McAfee launched Sisters in Loss—a coaching program, podcast community of 10000 and series of resources, and retreats to help black women cope ...


Grieving her mother's loss, Austin teen turns to help others  KXAN.com

An Austin teenager is now on a mission to help others just like her, people who've had to say goodbye to their loved ones and who are now left with a void in ...


VIDEO: Young Langley boy uses his grief to help other kids suffering loss  Langley Times

Thursday Langley Hospice hosts its Paint the Town Blue campaign to spotlight child bereavement.


How Tragedy Survivors Will Celebrate Thanksgiving  TIME

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


'Anything But Merry' offers help for those grieving during the holidays  KitchenerToday.com

The holidays are often a difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one. 'Anything But Merry' sessions offer some helpful coping strategies.


Trying to understand 'a complicated grief' - Albert Lea Tribune  Albert Lea Tribune

That “club” is the number of people who have lost a loved one to suicide. For Jodi and John Bromeland, that loved one was a son — Danny Bromeland — whom ...


Reader questions social media connections | Advice Columns  Brunswick News

Dear Harritette: A woman I knew professionally and have been peripherally connected to over the years died suddenly. She leaves behind several children and ...


Support and advice if you're grieving a loss this holiday season  WWLP.com

The holidays can be a difficult time of year if you've experienced the loss of a loved one. A seminar and support group can help you make it through. Here to tell ...


Dealing with loss: Memphis-area writer contributes to 'Grief Dialogues'  The Commercial Appeal

Toni Lepeska was a contributor to “Grief Dialogues: The Book." Her essay focuses on the gap that death creates in people's lives.


Coping With the Loss of a Loved One During the Holidays  Kane County Chronicle

The December holiday season is, for many people, a favorite time of the year. It can be hectic and stressful, but it's also a great opportunity to spend time with ...


Wyoming woman falls through ice, drowns trying to save her dog  WZZM13.com

Tracy Cashman was trying to save her dog, which police say had fallen through the ice during their walk at Battjes Park, Saturday night.


Schoolhouse to host old-school holiday open house event  SoMdNews.com

The One-Room Schoolhouse in Port Republic will do its best to get residents get into the holiday spirit when it hosts its annual Ol' Fashioned Christmas Open ...


Leander ISD Provides Grief Counselors In Wake Of Students Death  Patch.com

Counselors Available After Leander Student's Death - Cedar Park-Leander, TX - Officials urge students affected by the traffic death of Vista Ridge High School ...


West Island Calendar for the week of Dec. 12  Montreal Gazette

What's happening in the West Island Off-Island this week.


Families coping with grief  London Live

The loss of a family member can be an incredible blow to a family and loved ones, but when it comes to telling young children, and helping them understand ...


NFL power rankings: New Orleans Saints are back on top after Rams loss  WWLTV.com

NFL power rankings, post-Week 14 edition: 1. Saints (2): Collectively, they're back on track for home-field advantage. But from individual vantage point, Drew ...


United in grief: Three Springs digs deep after tragic loss  The West Australian

A day after the 2018 AFL grand final, a beloved Three Springs football identity took his own life. Young father Dean Mawson is remembered as a family man ...


Exercise can help you work through grief  The Robesonian

The death of a mother is the first sorrow wept without her” — unknown.On Oct. 21, my world was rocked with the somewhat sudden loss of my…


Governor expresses grief over loss of lives in Mandi road accident  Kashmir Reader

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief and anguish over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident that occurred on Friday in Mandi Tehsil of ...


‘Soul Tears’ grief support church service coming to Dunstable this Saturday  Dunstable Today

Dunstable residents battling with loss and grief can find comfort in a special church *service* this weekend. On Saturday November 17 at 4.30pm, Soul Tears, ...


Ask the Doctors: There’s no ‘right’ way to grieve  Eureka Times Standard

Dear Doctor: My wife of 40 years died seven months ago after a battle with cancer. Since then, I have been suffering from frequent bouts of depression, haunted ...





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