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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'This time we need justice': grief of parents whose three sons were killed  The Guardian

John and Linda Burke-Monerville say loss of three of their seven children feels like a 'terrible dream'


Physical Symptoms of Grief  WebMD

The sadness and other emotions you experience with grief can have a physical effect on you, too.


'Like Being in an Ocean': The Many Stages of Grief  WebMD

Experts say that the idea everyone experiences grief in the same way and in lockstep simply isn't true.


The Grief Experience: Survey Shows It's Complicated  WebMD

July 11, 2019 -- People grieve a lost friendship or relationship at a level similar to the death of a close family member or friend -- and no matter what you're ...


Ecological Grief: Learning to Deal with Climate Change and Species Loss  WDET

With extreme weather patterns becoming the new normal, species loss, climate devastation and expert voices telling us that in the not too distant future many of ...


Hauser: Healing from grief and loss  Jamestown Sun

FARGO — Grief and loss is a journey all of us wish to avoid but a journey all of us go on, in significant and smaller ways. Earlier this year, through a discussion ...


Is climate change causing us to experience 'ecological grief'?  PRI

More and more mental health professionals are starting to take note of how climate change and environmental disasters are impacting our mental health.


When someone great is gone: How to address grief in the workplace with empathy  TechCrunch

Birthday cakes, gift cards, free lunches, snacks, movie tickets, and other perks are generously bestowed on employees to celebrate life's happy moments. This is ...


Grief is not a thing of beauty but it has helped me discover new parts of myself  The Guardian

It has taken me to the page, to a microphone, and yes, sometimes to bad decisions and booze.


“You Have a Church for Cats?” The Service of an Animal Chaplain  Tricycle

An animal chaplain discusses how we grieve the death of our pets, addressing the needs of animals, and how to practice mindfulness with cats.


Hayley Rein '19 Channelled Personal Loss Into Service  Stony Brook News

Imagine being a sophomore in college and losing your father — just a year after your mother died. That was Hayley Rein's reality. The Stony Brook University ...


Nora McInerny: What Does Moving Forward Look Like After Loss?  NPR

In 2014, Nora McInerny experienced a wave of loss that reshaped her whole life. Despite the painful memories from that year, she explains why she doesn't ...


Workshop helps Okanagan caregivers explore grief and loss  Keremeos Review

Vernon residents with dementia, their family members, caregivers, and staff who support them all experience some form of grief throughout the progression of ...


INTRODUCING — Tall Tales & True Series Six  ABC Local

Losing a lover, losing a father or even losing yourself. What happens hen your world gets turned upside down? And how often do we actually talk to each other ...


Asian American Rapper Awkwafina Grapples With Grief Across Borders In 'The Farewell'  Here And Now

In her new film, "The Farewell," Awkwafina plays Billi, a woman whose grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer.


Ariana opens up about grief, pain and healing: 'You have to face all this stuff now'  GMA

Ariana Grande graces the cover of the August issue of Vogue, and inside, she explains why she decided to tour, despite the obvious emotional pain it's been ...


Idaho High School Bans The Walking Dead from Campus  Blogging Censorship

A school in Idaho has banned The Walking Dead from their library, despite a review committee recommending the book remain on shelves.


Body of work allows artist cope with grief of losing her son  Irish Examiner

Dearbhail Connon worked intermittently following her son's death, writes Colette Sheridan. Body of work allows artist cope with grief of losing her son. “I don't ...


Celebrities get slammed for everything online — even how they grieve  The Washington Post

Fans of Disney star Cameron Boyce awoke to tragic news Sunday: The 20-year-old actor, best known for his roles in “Jessie” and “The Descendants,” had died ...


‘Burn Your Maps’ Review: The Mongolian Steppes as a Stage for Grief  The New York Times

Vera Farmiga plays a mother who has lost a child and travels all the way to Central Asia to help heal her still-living one.


Air Review's New Album How We Got By Is Pleasingly Poignant  D Magazine

Indie-rock band Air Review captured the hearts and ears of local fans back in 2013 with their infectious record, Low Wishes. After a six-year hiatus, the Dallas ...


Randy Ribay's moving 'Patron Saints of Nothing' a YA tale of grief, Philippine drug war  USA TODAY

A teenage immigrant returns to the Philippines to investigate the death of his cousin in Randy Ribay's fantastic "Patron Saints of Nothing."


'My mother-in-law called me Walter White': how magic mushrooms rescued me from grief  The Guardian

After our daughter's death I was overwhelmed by pain and anxiety. Microdosing home-grown mushrooms helped me cope. Anonymous. Sat 13 Jul 2019 07.01 ...


This Morning’s Emmy Kenny shares grief over father’s death: ‘My dad sadly lost his battle to psychosis’  The Independent

This Morning's resident psychologist Emma Kenny has opened up about the grief of losing her father to suicide in a heartbreaking video posted on social media.


Canada's indifference to the 1985 Air India bombing is disturbing  Quartz

On June 23, 1985, Air India Flight 182 departed Toronto via Montreal for Delhi with 329 passengers and crew, mostly Canadians of Indian ancestry.


Dear Annie: Wanting a walking partner | News, Sports, Jobs  Iron Mountain Daily News

Dear Annie: My husband and I are very close. We have been married for 27 years and agree on most things and share many common interests. There is only ...


'Midsommar' Shines: A Solstice Nightmare Unfolds In Broad Daylight  NPR

An American couple attends a mysterious festival in the Swedish countryside in Ari Aster's new thriller. The haunting, hypnotic film will slowly seep into your ...


Dear Therapist: I Don’t Understand Why My Girlfriend Dumped Me  The Atlantic

Editor's Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at ...


“For Those I Love” Is a Record of Friendship, Love and Loss  Dublin Inquirer

In his first solo album, David Balfe uses hip-hop to explore the impacts of poverty, and lament the death of his friend, the spoken-word artist and musician Paul ...


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 ...


Working while mourning: How to grieve when you're on the job  NBC News

Grief is an unpredictable and unavoidable part of life. Mental health experts share coping strategies for mourning when curling up in bed isn't an option.


She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she's helping kids learn how to mourn.  CNN

Mary Robinson founded the Imagine center for kids to provide what she didn't have after her father died.


Coping With Grief: 7 Things to Remember When Dealing with Loss  On Cancer - Memorial Sloan Kettering

When grief feels unbearable, use these tips to help stay grounded.


Grieving, Loss and Running a Business: Virtual Umbrella Founder Samantha Kingston Tells Her Story  Forbes

As part of a series looking into the under-discussed side of founding a company, Forbes speaks with the founder of Virtual Umbrella, Samantha Kingston, about ...


Get Involved Spotlight: Austin Center For Grief And Loss  KUT

From The Austin Center for Grief & Loss , this month's Get Involved spotlight organization: The Austin Center for Grief & Loss (Austin Grief),


Mary Oliver on Grief and Loss  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 ...


Loss, grief, and redemption through adoption  The Boston Globe

ON JULY 1, 2018, I traveled with my wife Vanessa and our eight-year-old daughter, Anandi, from our home in Cambridge to Rajasthan, an Indian state on the ...


Grief can hurt — in more ways than one - Harvard Health  Harvard Health

We tend to think of grieving as an emotional experience, and it is — fraught with intense sadness, profound loss, and psychological pain. But grief has a physical ...


Grieving the Loss of My Furry Friend  Muscular Dystrophy News

Columnist Leah Leilani mourns the passing of her beloved dog Andre and describes the various stages of grief she is experiencing.


Why anxiety should be added to the 5 stages of grief  Washington Post

Our culture fails to make space for such feelings. Here is what we can do.


Grief is far more complex than the “five stages” theory suggests  Quartz

Grief can seem desolate for those in the thick of it who often feel unable to imagine a way out of their suffering. But, as time passes, the pain usually dampens or ...


Grieving? Don't overlook potential side effects - Harvard Health Blog  Harvard Health

Maintaining your health while greiving may seem difficult, but paying attention to wellness can help rebuild mental strength and prevent physical illness.


With climate change comes loss and "ecological grief"  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Editor's note: This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When I called Courtney Howard, one of ...


The grief that comes from lost buildings  BBC News

Why do people mourn the loss of buildings? Across the world, destruction of cultural attractions causes a specific sort of communal grief. Parisians have spoken ...


Man stunned by delayed grief over loss of wife  Arizona Daily Sun

DEAR ABBY: My wife died recently. We were very happy. We had six beautiful children and were married for 58 wonderful years.


Grief doesn't have five stages  The Outline

If you haven't experienced the death of someone close — someone so important to your life that the loss left you hollowed — then you haven't yet found out what ...


Understanding care giving, loss and grief: Andrés Cerpa tackles through poetry  NBCNews.com

In his debut, "Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy," poet and editor Andrés Cerpa details the journey of his late father's struggle with Parkinson's as he ...


Keanu Reeves: ‘Grief and loss are things that don’t ever go away’  The Irish Times

The John Wick star is terrific as a man still mourning the death of his wife - in fact for the past two decades he has been seen as a melancholic loner.


'I am not alone': UMN students' silent grief  Minnesota Daily

Blake Downing is graduating from the University of Minnesota in May and preparing for graduate school at the University of California-Berkeley. In addition to the ...


Elizabeth Olsen and Mamoudou Athie navigate grief in ‘Sorry for Your Loss’  Los Angeles Times

Elizabeth Olsen and Mamoudou Athie of Facebook Watch's “Sorry for Your Loss” stopped by the L.A. Times video studio to talk about how its themes affected ...


David Carr's Daughter, Erin Lee Carr, On 'All That You Leave Behind'  NPR

Erin Lee Carr says her father's death "is the most profound loss I will ever experience." Carr's new memoir about family, addiction, mentorship and memory is ...


Schools fall short when it comes to helping students in grief – here's how they can improve  The Conversation - US

When it comes to helping students who've lost a loved one, educators often don't know what to do or say. A pediatrician offers insights on how schools can ...


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 ...


Why We Need to Take Pet Loss Seriously  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...


The five stages of grief don't come in fixed steps – everyone feels differently  The Conversation - Australia

The process of grieving can happen in stages. But these stages are rarely experienced in the same way by one bereaved person and another.


Surviving the Death of My Son After the Death of My Faith  The New York Times

I had lost the one thing that could have numbed my pain.


What Sorry for Your Loss Understands About Grief  The Atlantic

The gorgeous and poignant new drama from Facebook Watch stars Elizabeth Olsen as a young woman whose husband has died.


Dear Therapist: It’s Hard to Accept Being Single  The Atlantic

Listening to my friends talk about their relationship problems is getting really tough.


‘Dead to Me’ Deals With Love and Loss. The Stars Speak From Experience.  The New York Times

On “Dead to Me,” Jen and Judy are best friends forever. Or until the next cliffhanger. This new “traumedy,” which began streaming last week on Netflix, follows ...


Coping with a loss by suicide: 6 steps survivors can take  GMA

A companion guide to Dr. Jennifer Ashton's book "Life After Suicide” offers valuable tools for survivors who have lost a loved one.


Grief Tied to Death  Medscape

Individuals who struggle to overcome grief caused by the loss of a loved one may experience levels of inflammation high enough to cause heart damage.


When A Child Dies: Loss, Grief And Reclaiming Hope  WBEZ

David Kessler, a grief expert, told us the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — are not linear milestones, but rather ...


Complicated Grief App Designed to Help Military Families Cope with Loss  Columbia University

Feelings of grief after the loss of a loved one are universal. While most people adapt to the loss over a period of time, for some the process is stalled or blocked, ...


In 'Once More We Saw Stars,' Grief And Love Together  NPR

Jayson Greene's young daughter died in a tragic random accident; his new memoir chronicles how he and his wife got to a place where they understood they ...


Seasons of grief - Harvard Health Blog  Harvard Health

The loss of a family member to death related to a substance use disorder inevitably continues to affect the survivors, altering their relationships with each other ...


She lost her husband, her father and a pregnancy at 31. Now she’s helping others explore grief.  The Washington Post

Nora McInerny deals with the complicated nature of difficult experiences through her “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” podcast, her memoirs, and how she lives her ...


We need to talk about death: I was not prepared for how lonely grief would be  The Guardian

When my father died I lost the ability to live normally.


Nick Cave pens touching letter about grief over son's death  TODAY

Nick Cave shares touching letter about dealing with grief after the tragic death of his son. Twitter users feel moved and say it helps them cope.


Understanding Grief  The New York Times

Grief is not a problem to be solved or resolved. Rather, it's a process to be lived through in whatever form and amount of time it may take.


Grieving the Death of a Child in 'Once More We Saw Stars'  The New York Times

Jayson Greene's book is an emotional and loving tribute to his toddler daughter, Greta, killed by a falling brick in New York City in 2015.


Breda O’Brien: Irish culture needs to learn how to deal with grief  The Irish Times

We often fail to recognise that grief can result from major losses other than death.


Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief and Loss  TheStranger.com

This series invites artists from Seattle and beyond to show work across mediums that addresses grief. Pieces include a panel from the NAMES Project's AIDS ...


Tragedy, magical thinking, and the lasting impact of grief  The Irish Times

One day, when Geraldine de Brit was just seven years old, her mother and brother left the house and never came back. This is her story of the following days, ...


How Grief Became Joe Biden's 'Superpower'  POLITICO

Two tragedies, 43 years apart, have defined the former vice president's life. Have they also made him a more formidable presidential candidate?


Cage The Elephant Process Grief With 'Social Cues' Album  NPR

Two years after winning the Grammy for best rock album, Cage the Elephant is back with its fifth studio album, Social Cues, out now. But since the band's last ...


7 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Who’s Grieving  SELF

It's hard to know what to say to someone who is grieving. Here's what you shouldn't say and what you should do instead.


Do Animals Experience Grief? | Science  Smithsonian

A growing body of evidence points to how animals are aware of death and will sometimes mourn for or ritualize their dead.


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 ...


Gift Cards Are the New Sympathy Cards  The New York Times

When my mother died suddenly last year, at the age of 63, they started coming: gift cards for Seamless, GrubHub and Uber Eats that pinged softly in my inbox.


After The Loss Of A Loved One, Your Holiday Traditions Change But Hope Endures  NPR

Grief can be amplified this time of year, whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah. Honoring the memory of late family members helps many NPR listeners ...


How to overcome grief's health-damaging effects - Harvard Health  Harvard Health

Grieving over the death of a spouse, friend, or family member exposes people to many months of constant stress that can lead to anxiety, depression, trouble…


Review: How Amazon’s Kate Beckinsale Series, “The Widow,” and Netflix’s New Ricky Gervais Show, “After Life,” Get Grief All Wrong  The New Yorker

Troy Patterson reviews the new Netflix series “After Life,” starring Ricky Gervais, and the new Amazon series “The Widow,” starring Kate Beckinsale, which are ...


uh-PARENT-ly | Death: how to talk (and listen) to kids about loss and grief  WGN Radio - Chicago

Everyone knows death is unavoidable. But does it have to be a dinner-table topic? What do you do when your child comes home asking about a school shooting ...


'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.


Examining fathers' grief after miscarriage  William & Mary News

Examining grief: William & Mary School of Education doctoral counseling students conducted a study on the often overlooked grief experienced by fathers after a ...


The Grant Ran Out, the Job Ended — Go Ahead and Grieve  The Chronicle of Higher Education

For two days I dreamed about dying. My heart had been racing for a few weeks, and it was making me anxious. I put it down to excess coffee, but when I had a ...


Coral damage, ecosystem loss tied to 'Reef Grief' in Australia  Sustainability Times

James Cook University scientists say "Reef Grief," the sorrow over ecosystem loss, is linked to ecosystem damage in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.


My son isn’t grieving his grandfather. Should I be worried?  The Washington Post

Q: My father-in-law died unexpectedly of a heart attack a couple of weeks ago, and he lived next door to us. He and my 6-year-old son were very close. They saw ...


Grief Can Be A Mind-Altering Experience, Literally  Texas Public Radio

When we go through the experience of deep loss after the death of a loved one, it might feel like our brains are being ripped apart. In a way, that is what.


Will I Ever Get Over This Grief?  The New York Times

Nearly four years after the death of her sister, a reader says her pain has only become more pronounced.


Nick Cave illuminates love and loss in a letter to a fan  Quartz

Nick Cave is anything but a bad seed. The gloomy musician, artist, writer, and actor who looks a bit like a vampire is, in fact, a romantic who takes relationships ...


Grief, transformation focus of Saskatoon art exhibition featuring colourful mandalas  CBC.ca

Feelings of grief typically accompany the most difficult times in a person's life, but a Saskatoon art therapist says there is healing to be gained from the emotions ...


Read Beanie Feldstein's touching essay about grieving the death of her and Jonah Hill's older brother  CNN

The actress opens up about her relationship with her late brother Jordan Feldstein, the unrelenting pain she has felt and her "monumental shift in perspective."


Grief linked to sleep disturbances that can be bad for the heart  Science Daily

People who have recently lost a spouse are more likely to have sleep disturbances that exacerbate levels of inflammation in the body, according to new ...


‘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 ...


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 ...


Four Years After Beau Biden’s Death, His Father Bonds With Voters in Pain  The New York Times

As Joe Biden runs for president, there is evidence that his family tragedies have helped him form connections with voters grappling with their own grief.


When grief came, my world crumbled. I don't want that to happen to you  The Guardian

It's vital that we publicly honour the lives of loved ones, says the rapper and film-maker Professor Green.


Sorry for Your Loss – Facebook's rough and granular journey through grief  The Guardian

The social media giant's first global entry into TV, starring Elizabeth Olsen, is an unsentimental anatomisation of how essentially unknowable our loved ones ...


How 2 Women Turned Their Grief Into a Business to Help People in Mourning  Inc.

Modern Loss answers the question: How am I ever going to be OK again?





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