losing a loved one and reaching out for help
Bereavement counseling is short-term therapy that focuses on working through the grieving process related to major loss of a loved one. You may be on your own journey, feeling the effects of the loss, alone or mourning with other members of your family such as children or a spouse. Take care to work through the thoughts and feelings in a healthy way and seek professional help if needed. If you feel the professional therapy might be the best way to go, work with your insurance company to find a licensed professional in your area.
Other Resources for Grief and Loss
Partners in Grief and Loss:
Articles Related to Grief and Loss:
- Grief Counseling, kaiserpermanente.org
- Grief, Loss and Bereavement, goodtherapy.org
- How to Cope with the Grief of Infant Loss, goodtherapy.org
- Getting Help for Grief, Loss and Bereavement, goodtherapy.org
- After a Loved One Dies – How Children Grieve, aap.org
- 10 Ways to Help a Grieving Child – childrengrieve.org
- Mary and Sammie, by Terri Daniel, MA, CT
Adult Books Related to Grief and Loss:
- How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D.
- The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss, George A. Bonanno
- I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye, Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D.
- Bearing the Unbearable, Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D.
- A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children, Phyllis R. Silverman and Madelyn Kelly
Grief and Loss Books for Children:
- The Invisible String, Patrice Karst
- The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.
- When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death, Laurie Kransy Brown and Marc Brown
Grief and Loss Books for Teens:
- Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief, Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner
- Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers, Earl A. Grollman
- When Will I Stop Hurting?: Teens, Loss and Grief, Edward Myers
Supporting a Grieving Person: