Grief and Loss

Grief is…

 

•  a natural and normal response to the loss of someone or something we care about,

•  influenced by a number factors including prior grief experiences, circumstances surrounding the loss and religious and cultural beliefs,

•  not a linear process with a prescribed timeframe; thoughts, feelings and emotions will come and go,

•  not something that we “get over”, but instead integrate into a “new normal” and

•  comprised of physical and emotional responses.

Bereavement services are available in order to provide support and help individuals understand the grief process.  For information about Klamath Hospice’s bereavement services, click here. 

 

These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.

 

Grief: General

•  The Journey Through Grief

•  The Mourner’s Bill of Rights

 

Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died.  You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn.  Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died.  It is an essential part of healing.  The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.

•  Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny Them

•  Will I Grieve or Will I Mourn

•  Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Dies

•  Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies

•  Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies

•  Helping Yourself Heal When a Parent Dies

•  Helping Yourself When a Baby Dies

•  Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season

•  Helping Dispel 5 Common Myths About Grief

•  Helping Yourself Live When You Are Seriously Ill

•  Helping Yourself Live When You Are Dying

•  Exploring the Uniqueness of Your Suicide Grief

•  Healing Your Traumatized Heart: Seeking Safety, Understanding, & Peace Part 1

•  Healing Your Traumatized Heart: Seeking Safety, Understanding, & Peace Part 2

•  Healing Your Grieving Body: Physical Practices for Mourners

•  The Spiritual Path to Healing: An Introduction

•  The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 1

•  The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 2

•  The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 3

•  The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 4

•  Dispelling the Misconceptions About Suicide and Grief and Mourning