The following tools are available to help you or someone you love with the grieving process:

  • Everyone reacts to grief differently. Learn what some of the reactions to grief may look like.
  • It is important that you take care of yourself when you are grieving. Here are some ways to care for yourself.
  • Here are some ways to help someone who is grieving.
  • Journaling sometimes helps when you are grieving. Here are some ideas for journaling.
  • Here is a list of suggested reading about grieving.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Loss - Can be a person, place, or thing.
  • Grief - Emotional response to a loss.
  • Mourning - The outward expression of a loss.
  • Bereavement - The reaction of the survivor to the death of a family member or close friend.
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