Grief Resources

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 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 recognised author, a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, and brings 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.

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Understanding Grief

These articles will help you understand the onset of grief and how to cope with these new feelings.

10 Facts about Grief and Grieving
Understanding Bereavement

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Coping with Loss

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

The Loss of a Spouse
The Loss of a Pet

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Children and Grief

These articles will help you understand the grief process of a child, with tips on how to help them through it.

Loss from a Child’s Perspective
Helping Children Cope

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Helping those who Grieve

Everyone grieves differently. These articles offer options on how to approach the grieving and assist in a beneficial way.

How to Help Someone who is Grieving
How to Help Navigate Special days and Holidays

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Coping with Complicated Situations

Some losses can be unexpected. These articles can help you better understand atypical situations. 

Suicide
Grief in the Workplace

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