Resources : Grief Library

Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library

Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director


Grief: General

These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.

Helping Others with Grief

A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:

Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died.  It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.

What's Your Love Language The Teeter-Totter of Resilience and Vulnerability in Grief You Must Say Hello Before You Say Goodbye You Must Make Friends with the Darkness Before You Can Enter the Light You Must Go Backward Before You Can Go Forward Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies Mustering the Courage to Mourn Love and Grief:
In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies Helping Yourself Heal When Your Parent Dies Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season Helping Dispel 5 Common Myths About Grief Helping Yourself Live When You Are Seriously Ill Helping Yourself Live When You Are Dying Exploring the Uniqueness of Your Suicide Grief Healing Your Traumatized Heart: Seeking Safety, Understanding, and Peace Part 1 Healing Your Traumatized Heart: Seeking Safety, Understanding, and Peace Part 2 Healing Your Grieving Body: Physical Practices for Mourners The Spiritual Path to Healing: An Introduction The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 1 The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 2 The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 3 The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 4 Dispelling the Misconceptions About Suicide and Grief and Mourning Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them? Will I Grieve Or Will I Mourn? The Capacity to Love Requires the Neccesity to Mourn Healing Your Grief About Getting Older Embracing the Sadness of Grief When Your Soulmate Dies
For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member.  The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.

Funerals, Memorials, Cremation and Related Topics

The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death.

For Hospices and Other Caregivers

Caregivers have special needs of their own. The following articles are designed to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as those who are suffering from loss.