Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director
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:The Misconception of the Funeral as a Rite of Closure Helping a Friend in Grief Helping Yourself Heal When Someone You Care About Dies of a Drug Overdose Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying Helping a Friend or Family Member After a Cancer Diagnosis Helping Your Family Heal After Miscarriage
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.Too Much Loss: Grief Overload and Its Causes The Grief of Dementia Care Partners First Aid for Broken Hearts Why Choose A Final Resting Place for Your Loved One 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:
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.Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief Helping Children Cope With Grief Helping Children with Funerals Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief
Most of us are not prepared to plan and carry out a funeral ceremony for someone we love. And so much of the information available on this critically important subject fails to focus on what is most important: having a personalized, meaningful funeral that helps families and friends begin the healing process of mourning after the death of someone we love.
This section includes information that will help provide insights necessary to help you and your family create a meaningful funeral experience that both honors the life of your loved one and starts you on the path to healing from your loss. Some of the content on these pages is adapted from a website called www.MeaningfulFunerals.com and the teachings of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, a noted grief expert.
To learn more about Dr. Wolfelt, please visit www.centerforloss.com
Our funeral homes dedicated staff wants to help you and can play a critical role in planning and carrying out a meaningful funeral or memorial service. Our licensed funeral directors are intimately familiar with the funeral planning process, key decisions a grieving family must make, and necessary legal documentation that is required during this difficult time. Our funeral professionals can handle all of the details and help you create a unique service that fits your needs and values.
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