The grief, loss and despair when a loved one dies is often hard to deal with. These articles give advice on how to reduce the pain, how to make the grieving a positive experience and where to go for help and support.
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- Time doesn’t heals all wounds
Grief specialist Kristie West says that it's not time that heals the grief but what you do with the time following the bereavement.
- Strange ways to die
Death is sad; death is tragic. But it can also be so ridiculous it is almost funny.
- The beauty of a funeral
If we see funerals as positive events, carefully planned, then it is right to capture the beauty of the occasion on film.
- Don't let grief become your identity
Kristie West argues that you shouldn't allow grief to define your personality otherwise it becomes a state of being from where you can't move on.
- Second Firsts
Second Firsts set up by a mother who, with her children watched her husband, their father die of cancer, gives excellent advice to turn loss into hope.
- Positive ways to deal with your grief
Positive ways to overcome grieving and sadness when a loved one dies.
- Getting through each painful day
Kristie West gives her five tips on how to cope with the grief ridden days immediately following the loss of a loved one.
- Bereavement support
Bereavement support organisations.
- Bereavement - a personal viewpoint
Rev Akasha Lonsdale assesses bereavement and grief. She charts the stages most people go through and gives advice based on her personal experience.
- Angel On The Breeze: In memory of Vicky Harrison
When his daughter Vicky took her own life, her father Tony Harrison wrote this song and produced the video as a way of dealing with the grief and bereavement.