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 Center 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 Counseling (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 counseling.
These articles will help you understand the grief you may be feeling and how you can cope when someone you care about dies.
Coping with Loss: These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses.
- The Loss of a Spouse
- The Loss of a Pet
- Loss from a Child’s Perspective
- Helping Children Cope
- How to Help Someone who is Grieving
- How to Help Handle Special days and Holidays
Coping with Complicated Situations
Local Support Groups:
Compassionate Friends Providing Grief Support After the Death of a Child. Find your local chapter.
Grief Share Providing Grief Support After the Death of Any Loved One. Find your local chapter.
Peter’s Place: Peter's Place was founded on the belief that every child, teen, and adult deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment.
Address: 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F; 130, Radnor PA 19087;
The Center for Loss & Bereavement: The Center for Loss and Bereavement is a non-profit organization that provides professional counseling, support services and education within an environment of support and education for those individuals, couples and families dealing with loss and bereavement.
Address: 3847 Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA 19474-1299;