Grief and Sympathy Blog

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Grieving over the Loss of my 95 Year Old Mother– A Sudoku Led Recovery

How doing her mother’s puzzles helped expressive arts therapy expert Irene Renzenbrink cope with her mother’s death.

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Help Grieving the Loss of a Child

We bring you comfort when grieving the loss of a child, stories so you don't feel so alone, and a forum where you can ask questions

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Do I Need Bereavement Counseling? - Your Questions Answered

Wondering whether you need bereavement counseling? Find out here and where to get help.

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Coronavirus – What We Are Feeling Is Grief

Why Covid 19 is evoking feelings of grief in so many of us, and what we can do to mitigate these difficult emotions.

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Will this feeling ever go away

It's been almost ten years since I lost my parents. My mom was my best friend and I still think about her every day and still wake up crying most days.

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What to Say to Someone Who is Dying

Knowing what to say to someone who is dying is daunting. Lesley wrote this after 16 months of supporting a loved one with terminal cancer. Here’s what she learned.

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Loss of my only son

My 11 yr old son and I were in a car accident a month ago. He unfortunately did not make it out alive in the hospital. I blame myself for what happened

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Can Bereavement Cause Weight Gain?

Yes, bereavement can cause weight gain. We explore the reasons why and give advice on how you can avoid it.

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Can bereavement cause depression?

Yes, it can. We explain the difference between grief and depression and when to get help.

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What Happens at Grief Counseling Sessions?

Learn exactly what to expect at a grief counseling session from experienced psychotherapist Shirley Porter. RP, RSW, CCC.

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Coping with Veterans’ Grief

What is veterans’ grief and what are the best strategies for coping with it? We asked two expert therapists to explore grief and PTSD in returned servicemen/women and give their advice.

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Men and Grief - Why Do Men Grieve Differently?

Tips for men on grieving and help for women to understand men and grief and how they feel.

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Male Depression and Suicide, How to Cope

Learn how to cope with male depression and suicide from an expert from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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The Path to Ferndale by Susan Humphrey

This beautifully written and wise book details the author's younger son's passionate, though ultimately fruitless, struggle with bone cancer, and her profound

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bereavement and Grief

Your questions about bereavement answered. Can grief cause weight gain, memory loss, PTSD, OCD, and many, many more.

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We are two bereaved parents who have teamed up with researchers at Yeshiva University and Memorial Sloan Kettering to study how the death of a child impacts parents’ lives, and the resulting ripple effects as life continues without our children. We invite you to participate in a survey which will help us develop resources to better support parents experiencing the heartbreak of child loss.

For mothers or fathers who have lost a child (or children) of any age, and would like to make a contribution to our understanding of bereaved parenthood, this is a way to make a difference.

If you would like to participate in our study, please fill out this confidential survey at It will take about 20 minutes.

For more details, you can contact the Principal Investigator:

Kailey Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University.

Thank you for your consideration --

Judith Kottick, LCSW and Jean Singer, PhD

IRB Approved at the Study Level, May 10, 2021. #30499052.0

Have You Considered Online Grief Counseling? 

Get Private and Confidential Help in the Privacy of Your Own Home

The following information about online counseling is sponsored by 'Betterhelp' but all the opinions are our own. To be upfront, we do receive a commission when you sign up with 'Betterhelp', but we have total faith in their expertise and would never recommend something we didn't completely approve.  

Do you feel alone and sad with no support and no idea how to move forward?  It can be tough when you are stuck in grief to find the motivation to get the most out of your precious life. 

Online counseling can help by giving you that support so you don't feel so alone. You can have someone to talk to anytime you like, a kind and understanding person who will help you to find meaning in life again, to treasure the memories of your loved one without being overwhelmed and to enjoy your activities, family and friends again.

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Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Pendant for Cremation Ashes, Engraved Forever Loved

Memorial Jewelry to Honour a Loved One

Check out our lovely range of memorial jewelry for any lost loved one.  Pendants, necklaces, rings or bracelets, we have them all in all kinds of styles.  Choose for yourself or buy as a sympathy gift. 

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Hypnosis for Grief - 10 Ways It Can Help You

Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind. Learn how self-hypnosis can help you cope with grief at any time of the day or night.  

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Create an Online Memorial Website

Honour your loved one with their own memorial website.  Share photos, videos, memories and more with your family and friends in a permanent online website.  Free for basic plan with no ads. 

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