Grief is the normal process of reacting to a loss. This loss may be physical (such as death), social (such as ending a relationship), or occupational (such as separating from a job). Emotional reactions of grief vary depending on the person and the circumstance, but can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, and despair. Physical reactions to grief may include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, body aches, pain, or illness. Mourning or “grieving” is a personal and individual experience which is influenced by the type of loss, resources, support, and coping skills.
This article discusses the process, stages, and symptoms of grief. It further discusses self-care and how to recognize when someone might need additional help from a professional.
This fact sheet talks about healthy ways of dealing with grief.
This article offers an overview of some steps to heal from grief.
This article offers tips on how to support someone who is grieving.
This article discusses grieving during and after break-ups or divorces. It includes ideas of how to find support and exercise self-care.
This article discusses the grief of facing and coping with terminal illnesses. It addresses the practical aspects of planning for end of life care.
This fact sheet talks about the behaviors a grieving teen may demonstrate and some appropriate ways to provide help and support as a parent.
This fact sheet describes the behaviors a grieving school-age child may demonstrate and some appropriate ways to provide help and support as a parent.
This fact sheet discusses the behaviors a young grieving child may demonstrate and some appropriate ways to provide help and support as a parent.
This article discusses the process of grieving the death of a pet. It includes how to cope and how to talk with family members about the loss.
This video discusses what real grief is like detailing common misunderstandings and misconceptions. It emphasizes how to best support someone grieving.
This video discusses the process of grief and honoring loved ones who have died.
This video discusses how feeling the emotions of grief and expressing them is helpful for healing.
This tool kit includes video clips, articles, and activities to help guide parents in grieving as a family with young children.
Additional resources regarding end of life can be found here