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

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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….

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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?

Education, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

When Heartbreak Becomes A Second Chance – Elaine Mansfield — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Elaine is an eloquent speaker and writer. Congrats for getting to this point and one does not need to have a degree to be a teacher or mentor! Only certain professions require advanced degrees, otherwise life lessons and learning along with certificate programs are excellent in today's world!   Source: When Heartbreak Becomes A Second… Continue reading When Heartbreak Becomes A Second Chance – Elaine Mansfield — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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Crying when grieving is not losing composure — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Take a look at this article on crying and grief... You can also download the Grief Recovery Institute's- The Grief Recovery Method and Six Concepts that Prevent You from Moving Forward.   Source: Crying is not losing composure via Crying when grieving is not losing composure — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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Shared via Rea L. Ginsberg – The Holocaust: Bereavement takes a different course — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

As a professional who has worked with Holocaust Survivors for almost 18 years as a group facilitator and case manager, I can easily say their grief is different and life lasting. Imagine suffering as they did and losing entire families, being the only survivor out of 10, 30, 60 people when you think of extended… Continue reading Shared via Rea L. Ginsberg – The Holocaust: Bereavement takes a different course — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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Shared via C. Elizabeth Dougherty – Why we should all stop saying “I know exactly how you feel” – ideas.ted.com — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

We may have all experienced death and loss, but we can never know exactly how another feels. Each person experiences death, dying, grief, bereavement and loss in their own unique way... be careful with that  expression, "I know exactly how you feel."   Source: Why we should all stop saying “I know exactly how you… Continue reading Shared via C. Elizabeth Dougherty – Why we should all stop saying “I know exactly how you feel” – ideas.ted.com — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library