• 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.
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.
Helping Others with Grief
A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:
For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers
Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.