What to Write to Someone on the Anniversary of a Death

What do you say to someone on the anniversary of a death? You want them to know you’re thinking of them. You want to offer them some comfort on this painful first death anniversary. You’re just not exactly sure what words to use. We’ve been there. So, we’re glad […]

DON’T compare your grief to that of the one you want to comfort.

This is similar to the previous warning against rushing the grieving process, but this approach attempts to persuade the grieving friend that their grief could not be more painful to them than yours is to you — and look at how well you’re handling it!

  • “No one grieves the loss of [so-and-so] more than I do.” (Doubtful.)

This isn’t a grief competition. Your friend doesn’t want to hear that your grief is equally strong (or possibly even stronger). They just want to know you’re there for them.

Merry Christmas from GriefHelp.org

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Tend to your mental health over the holidays; address isolation, loneliness, grief

St. Jude psychologists: Tend to your mental health over the holidays; address isolation, loneliness, grief

Six Steps from St. Jude psychologists The team of psychologists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have years of experience helping families deal with unthinkable grief and anxiety either around the death of a child or a recent diagnosis of a … [Continue reading]

Six Ways Music Can Help with Grief

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Author: Heather Fellows, HCI Music Therapist  The holidays have always been my favorite time of year. I have warm memories of decorating the Christmas tree with the hodge-podge mix of ornaments my brother and I made in elementary school, family … [Continue reading]

Grief in the Covid era will weigh on the American psyche for years to come

Drive-by burials and FaceTime farewells: Grief in the Covid era will weigh on the American psyche for years to come

Drive-by burials and FaceTime farewells are no Substitute The rituals of grief and mourning are as old as time: the swift Jewish burial and seven days of sitting shiva to honor the dead; the Muslim washing and three-sheeted shrouding of a body; the … [Continue reading]

What is Compassion Fatigue and Six Steps to Cope

What is compassion fatigue and how to cope with the common side effect of caregiving

A Common side effect of caregiving is compassion fatigue.  Six Steps to Fighting it. As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, the number of people who find themselves caring for loved ones is increasing. As they grapple with everything they have to … [Continue reading]

Grief of Battling Chronic Cancer

The Unmatched Grief of Battling Chronic Cancer

A chronic battle with cancer presents unyielding challenges to its victims, and foremost in these trials is the distinctive grief that accompanies protracted cancer diagnoses. Cancer victims who are fighting for their lives every minute of every day, … [Continue reading]

The Call in UK for two weeks’ paid bereavement leave

Charity calls for two weeks’ paid bereavement leave

THE Sue Ryder charity called on the government yesterday to introduce two weeks’ statutory paid bereavement leave for all employees. The national bereavement charity is asking for new legislation to provide paid leave after the death of a close … [Continue reading]

How to cope with pandemic loneliness this holiday season

The holiday season can be a joyous, but many suffer from depression during this time of year. A number of factors can contribute to the “blues” during the holidays, including social isolation, grief and financial strain. This year, you may also … [Continue reading]

Author Hopes To Help People Through Hurt With ‘The Grieving Project’

Lisa Sniderman Hopes To Help People Through Hurt With ‘The Grieving Project’18 min read

An 18 minute read The Grieving Project is a unique, inventive spoken word audiobook that sets the stages of grief to music to help us move from surviving to thriving. The entire audiobook, all 22 tracks, is spoken over original musical compositions. … [Continue reading]

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