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

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…

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

Imagine being a parent that has lost a child to death….

Imagine being a parent that has lost a child to death.... Read this blog post, Why We Will Never Get Over It. Bereaved parents feel judged as people assume at some point their grief is done, or they have been grieving too long or the sadness or depression is too much. Parents who have had… Continue reading Imagine being a parent that has lost a child to death….

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

During Grief and Bereavement: What Do you Say?

http://seniorslifestylemag.com/family/whatwhat-not-to-say-to-a-grieving-person/ What NOT to say to a grieving person and what one should say. Ever thought about this? What words are ok to use? This article provides lots of tips for both categories: what to say and what NOT to say. Some examples that are good: How are you doing? Can I help with anything? I'm… Continue reading During Grief and Bereavement: What Do you Say?

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

EFFECTS OF BEREAVEMENT – The Signs and Symptoms of Grief — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Another very informative post about bereavement and grief. This is something to keep in your 'toolbox' if you work in the areas of death and dying or you know someone going through grief or bereavement right now! Source: EFFECTS OF BEREAVEMENT – The Signs and Symptoms of Grief via EFFECTS OF BEREAVEMENT – The Signs and… Continue reading EFFECTS OF BEREAVEMENT – The Signs and Symptoms of Grief — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

How Does One Offer Condolences?

  This is a very informative article on offering condolences. Quite often people do not know what to say, what to write, what to do. I like the suggestion of sharing memories. If you know the person who died well enough; I am sure you can think of a good memory to share. 'Remove yourself… Continue reading How Does One Offer Condolences?