Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library

Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition – Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director

Helping Others with Grief

A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:

  • Helping a Friend in Grief
  • Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving
  • Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace
  • Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal
  • Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying

Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.

  • Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth
  • Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies
  • Mustering the Courage to Mourn
  • Love and Grief:
    In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
  • Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies
  • Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them?
  • Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies
  • Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies
  • Helping Yourself Heal When Your Parent Dies
  • Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies
  • Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season

For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.

  • Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death
  • How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy
  • Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief
  • Helping Children Cope With Grief
  • Helping Children with Funerals
  • Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief