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I have lost both my sisters and I am haunted...

Both my sisters died of a genetic illness by the time I was 17. One of them I knew and the other sister, she was only 4 months old when she died and I

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Will this ever get better?

Will this ever get better? I lost my dad last April due to cancer Just last week I lost my mom to cancer. My son is struggling too. He is 16 and the

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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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My sister died and I keep telling myself I'm dying.

Since she died 4 weeks ago I'm literally thinking I'm dying all the time. I can't stop. I feel like I'm losing my mind.

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New wave of grief on selling family home

Hi everyone, I'm struggling to deal with a new wave of grief after three years of losing my mother. We are in the process of selling the family home

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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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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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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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Don't feel anything after multiple losses. Why?

I lost my dad in 2016, our son in early 2017, and my mother in 2019. I was sad and cried with my dad. I fell apart with my son but quickly got 'over' the

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Finding Out a Loved One Is Terminal

Since finding out that a loved one is terminal, my mind has disconnected me from the situation with a fuzzy head feeling. I feel sad but the tears are

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What Is the Difference Between Grief and PTSD?

We interview an expert in grief and PTSD to explore the differences and share some advice about what can be done to help those experiencing grief, trauma or both.

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Parental vs Sibling Grief –What to Do When Grief Becomes a Competition

Our interview with sibling grief expert Silvi Saxena, MBA, explores the issues between parents and siblings when a child in a family is lost.

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Have You Considered Online Grief Counseling? 

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

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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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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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