death dying, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

The Holidays and Grieving…

These are all great blog posts and articles on grief, grieving, and the holidays. No matter if you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or another holiday at this time of year- the ideas and message are the same. Grieve, remember, come up with new traditions while honoring and remembering the old ones. Very good advice: "Memories can sometimes… Continue reading The Holidays and Grieving…

End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Grief and Suicide

Listed below are many links to blogs and websites that focus on, discuss or provide information about suicide and grief. Grief and bereavement are normal and one's emotional response to death. Whether it was known the person was dying or not ahead of time does not change the reaction. The emotions might change, the thought… Continue reading Grief and Suicide

Education, End-of-Life, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

The Symptoms of Protracted Dying — Dying & Death Talk

This is an article that will make you think-whether you would be future patient or supportive family member. Write up your medical wishes while you are able to make those decisions for yourself..... But at the same time for the advance care directive and will to be notarized make the price affordable for all! This… Continue reading The Symptoms of Protracted Dying — Dying & Death Talk

Aging/Gerontology, Education, End-of-Life, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Will Your Heirs Have To Pay Up When You Die With Debt? — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

This is an important article to read and while much of the information relates to the USA, it can easily be researched for your country or province. This is an issue I have come across when a senior client has died and the family whether spouse or adult children has wondered; will I be responsible… Continue reading Will Your Heirs Have To Pay Up When You Die With Debt? — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Plan to be Sad…

A good article for those that are grieving.... plan for the days that are going to be hard/difficult; anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, other special occasions…not to mention the dreaded anniversary of the loss itself. "A lot of life is about anticipating, and planning to be sad means having a plan for the day. It’s not about… Continue reading Plan to be Sad…