Grief Resources

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The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.

These articles will help you understand something about the grief and how we can help ourselves and others through the difficult process.

These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded the prestigious Fellow in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).

Dr Bill`s knowledge of grief is not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill`s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving him not only to cope with his loss, but also to raise his 2 sons, who were only 9 and 7 when their mother died. Dr Bill has become a recognized author, a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, and brings 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.

Understanding Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief you may be feeling and how you can cope when someone you care about dies. 

10 Facts about Grief and Grieving

Understanding Bereavement 

Coping with Loss

These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses. 

The Loss of a Spouse 

Children and Grief 

These articles will help you understand the grief process of a child and how to help them cope.

Loss from a Child's Perspective 

Helping Children Cope 

Helping Those who Grieve

These articles will provide you with some useful information on how to help someone who is grieving, and how to help handle special days and holidays.

How to Help Someone who is Grieving

How to Help Handle Special Days and Holidays

Coping with Complicated Situations 

These articles will provide you with some useful information on suicide, and grieving in the workplace.

Understanding how to Deal with Grief after a Suicide 

Understanding how to Deal with Grief in the Workplace