A Child's View of Grief
While we cannot protect children and adolescents from death and loss, we can help them deal with their grief. This article explores ways that children and adolescents understand death and experience grief, and how adults can support them. Read More.
Coping With Grief: Helping Others Endure Their Loss
"Coping With Grief: Helping Others Endure Their Loss" is an informative guide to helping a friend cope with their grief after suffering a loss. Read More.
Helping a Friend: What to Say when You don’t Know What to Say
Filled with recommendations to help you express your feelings in words and deeds, this article offers insight on what to say to a friend who has experienced the death of a loved one. Read More.
Helping Children Cope with Grief
If you feel ill-prepared to discuss death with a child, you are not alone. But if we are to help them, we must let children know it is all right to talk about death, dying and the grief that follows. Read More.
Helping Yourself After a Sudden Death
Because grief may be more complicated when a death is sudden and unexpected, this guide offers suggestions for coping with the sudden loss of a loved one. Read More.
Helping Yourself at Your Time of Loss
The first few days following a death can be very draining. This article explores some common emotions and steps to healing after the loss of a loved one. Read More.
Helping Yourself Cope with Holidays and Anniversaries
When the loss of a loved one hurts more on holidays, birthdays and anniversaries, you can take steps to manage your grief by addressing former traditions, creating new ones, and addressing your own needs. Read More.
Helping Yourself or a Coworker with Grief in the Workplace
Whether you have suffered a loss and wonder how it will affect your professional life, or whether a coworker is grieving the loss of a loved one, you and others can manage grief in the workplace to make it a place of healing and understanding. Read More.
Helping Yourself When an Unborn Baby Dies or a Miscarriage Occurs
This article explores the complex emotions that arise in grieving the loss of an unborn child, terminated pregnancy or miscarriage, and offers suggestions on how to begin to heal. Read More.
Helping Yourself When Someone You Love Has Died
This article explores common emotions you may experience when grieving the death of a loved one, and suggests techniques to help you manage your grief. Read More.
Helping Yourself When Someone You Love is Dying
Most people think of grief as something we experience only after a death, but we can experience grief during the course of caring for someone with a terminal illness as well. Read More.
Helping Yourself When There Has Been a Military Death
The death of a member of the military brings a special loss to the hearts of loved ones. This article explores the complex emotions that arise when grieving and coping with a military death. Read More.
Helping Yourself When You are a Professional Caregiver
This article for caregivers of the sick, dying or bereaved explores ways to implement sound self-care strategies while coping with the demands of helping others grieve or prepare for loss. Read More.
Helping Yourself When Your Child Has Died
The death of your child is likely to be the most painful and difficult experience you will ever have. This article explores ways you can manage your grief after the loss of a child. Read More.
Helping Yourself When Your Parent Has Died
Loss of a parent is the single most common form of bereavement in North America. This article explores ways to manage your grief and cope with the death of a parent. Read More.
Helping Yourself When Your Spouse Has Died
This article explores how you can help yourself when you are grieving the loss of a spouse. Read More.
How to Plan a Memorial Service
No matter what your final wishes are, planning your funeral service in advance can help ease the burden on your family and friends. Read More.
Living While Your Death is Imminent
Living while your death is imminent is a time that is both pressured and precious. Your choices about how you use this time that is currently available to you can affect the quality of your life, and the lives of others around you, in important ways. Read More.
Twelve Insights into Grieving After the Death of Your Loved One
Learning how to grieve healthfully, and to mourn so that you can learn to live in adaptively in the absence of your loved one, is no simple task. These 12 insights into grieving can be helpful to the bereaved. Read More.
When a Child Dies
Dr. Kenneth J. Doka provides an exploration of the common themes, adjustments and challenges that emerge after the death of a child as parents learn to cope with their grief. Read More.
When a Loved One Dies: Coping through a Time of Grief
The five stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – are a part of the framework that helps us learn to live without the one we lost. Read More.
When a Parent Dies: Dealing with the Loss of Your Mother or Father
After the loss of a parent, it is normal to experience the five stages of grief as you cope with the reality of the loss of your mother or father. Read More.
When a Spouse Dies
Dr. Kenneth J. Doka provides an exploration of the common themes, adjustments and challenges that emerge after the loss of a spouse as a widow or widower learns to cope with his or her grief. Read More.
When Someone You Love is Dying: Preparing to Face a Difficult Loss
When someone you love is dying, your choices about how you use the time available to you can affect the quality of your life, and the lives of others around you, in important ways. Read More.