Grief

Types of Grief

Types of Grief

Anticipatory Grief and Mourning When a patient or family is expecting a death, it is normal to begin to anticipate how one will react and cope when that person eventually dies. Many family members will try to envision their life without that...

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Tips for Grieving Employees

Tips for Grieving Employees

If someone in your workplace has experienced a loss, it will have an effect on all who come into contact with that co-worker. If you are one of those people, you may feel uncomfortable or perhaps uncertain. “What should I say?” is a common...

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Loss of an Infant Child

Loss of an Infant Child

No one knows what they can handle until they have to. If someone had told me that my child would die, and that I would survive, I would have said: “You’re crazy. I could never handle something like that.” While every loss is difficult, the death...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is grief? Grief is the normal response of sorrow, emotion, and confused emotions that come from the loss of someone or something import to you. It is a natural part of life. Grief is a typical reaction to death, divorce, job loss, a move...

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Suicide

Suicide

“Suicide is more common than most of us realize. It ranks among the ten leading causes of death in North America and is now the second most frequent cause of death among young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 30.” A person’s sorrow over...

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The Grief Experience

The Grief Experience

It is essential to allow oneself to feel all the emotions that arise, as painful as they may be, & to treat oneself with patience & kindness. Grieving people have two choices: 1. Avoid the pain and emotions associated with their loss and...

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