Category Archives: Grief

Grief and Suicide

Every death brings sadness and grief to family and friends. When a suicide death occurs, other emotions and feelings may come into play. The people who are left behind, the survivors, struggle to understand why this happened. Many revisit the final days, searching for clues. In 2010 (the most recent data available) 38,364 suicide deaths…
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Winter Blues – Surviving the Holidays

When a loved one has died, most days are filled with the memories of what life was like before, but the holidays bring a special emphasis on family and tradition, and that can make remembering more difficult and sometimes overwhelming for grieving children and families. It is hard to think about gifts and fun and…
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When Should I Seek Grief Support?

“When should I seek grief support?”  It’s a common, and valid question.  The answer:  ”It depends.” The emotional suffering you feel when someone you love is taken away is a natural response to loss.  The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be.  Sometimes it may feel like the pain will never…
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What Is Peer Support?

Peer support happens when people who are similar in some way provide  emotional, social, or practical help to each other.  A peer is able to offer support because he or she can relate to others who are now in a similar situation. At Good Grief, all children and teen participants of our peer support groups…
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