Resources for Adults
Big Girls Don't Cry - an Article on how the social pressure to "be strong" can actually be detrimental to the grief process.
On Dealing With Death - What is expected of us is not always the best way toward healing.
A Fork in the Road - It's true, life will never be the same, but you do still have choices about how to live it.
The Uniqueness of Each Grief Journey - A guide to help recognize the personal nature of grief as well as how to best support someone through it.
Child and Teen Developmental Grief Response Chart - How various ages respond to grief, what to expect, and how to help.
Creating Memories - Memories are the vital link with our past and the fuel for our future. It is important to build memories with care.
Developing a New Self-Identity - Your personal identity, or self-perception, is the result of the ongoing process of establishing a sense of who you are. Part of your self-identity comes from the relationships you have with other people. When someone with whom you have a relationship dies, your self-identity, or the way you see yourself, naturally changes.
How Do We Create Memories? One of the biggest emotional challenges you face is taking the relationship you had with your loved one and now translating it all into memories.