Grief Resources

Practical advice to help you or a loved one through a difficult time

When someone we care about dies, the pain of grief can be confusing and unexpected. We’ve compiled articles by grief expert Dr. Bill Webster to help you understand your own grief or empathize with a friend or family member dealing with a loss. Dr. Webster is our director of grief education and the founder and executive director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. His knowledge of grief stems from personal experience, as his young wife died suddenly of a heart attack. He had to not only cope with immense loss but also care for two young sons who were dealing with their own complex emotions. Dr. Webster is now a renowned author, speaker, and seminar leader who draws from 30 years of experience in the fields of grief support and counseling.

Grief Recovery

Understanding Grief

These articles will help you understand your own grief or the grief of another. Grief is not as simple as it’s made out to be — it is more than just “feeling sad.”

10 Facts about Grief and Grieving
Helping Someone Who is Grieving

Coping with Loss

These articles will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses, such as the loss of a spouse, or the loss of a pet.

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 cope.

Loss from a Child’s Perspective
Helping Children Cope

Helping those who Grieve

These articles will provide you with some useful information on how to help someone who is grieving, as well as tips on how to help navigate special days and holidays, which can be especially difficult in the wake of a loss.

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

Coping with Complicated Situations

Grief can come unexpectedly in life. These articles offer more specific information on certain types of grief, such as grief following a suicide, and grief in the workplace.

Grief in the Workplace