When people lose someone they love, a period of grief usually follows. It is almost impossible for humans to experience loss without feeling some kind of grief. Grief is a normal response to the loss of a loved one. Bereavement is the process of grieving, and each person's experience is unique.
This article provides information on grief, loss, mourning, and bereavement, including common reactions to grief, factors affecting grief, grief among different cultures, and stages of grief.
This article discusses grief, mourning, and rituals following death among different cultures.
Information is provided on strategies for coping with loss, including support groups, grief therapy, and grief counseling.
This article discusses the types of changes, such as routine, relationship, financial, and faith/spirituality, that may occur following the death of a loved one and offers ways to cope with these changes.
This article discusses grief from a developmental perspective in order to help a child or teenager who is grieving.
Information is provided regarding common reactions to the loss of a child, including gender differences in grieving. This article also discusses helping a sibling who is grieving and the importance of allowing yourself time to grieve.
Grief, which usually involves a range of emotions, such as disbelief, despair, guilt, anger, and helplessness, is a normal response to the loss of a brother or sister. However, adult siblings are sometimes called "forgotten mourners" because their grief is often overshadowed by that of other family members, such as the person’s parents, spouse, or children.