Great Western Insurance Company created the My Careletter® program to help families cope with bereavement. It features 12 free, monthly newsletters about grief support that are sent following a loved one's funeral. Sign up to receive the newsletters in the mail or through email.
After losing a loved one, it's natural to start wondering, 'How do I want to be remembered?' Preplanning can help you record your answers.
A new look at the stages of grief model can make the pathway to healing less rocky when you're mourning a loved one.
Learn the right things to say — and what not to say — when helping a grieving loved one cope with loss.
Feeling sad after the death of a loved one is normal, but when symptoms of grief persist, you may need grief counseling to help you progress.
If the loss of a loved one consumes your mind and causes your relationships to suffer, you may be experiencing complicated grief.
When someone passes, planning the funeral is the first of many tasks you’ll need to complete. One of the biggest chores is processing paperwork. To help you weed through it, we’ve compiled a list of forms you may need to fill out to settle your loved one’s affairs.
It’s important to find grief support and connect with others after a life partner passes. A lack of interest in social activities is normal following loss, but ongoing senior isolation can be dangerous.
You've just lost a loved one. You're consumed by grief and can't think what to do next. Use this outline to walk through what to do when someone dies, step-by-step.
The caregiver’s grief process is unique because grief and loss start before the death of the loved one. These before and after losses have their own characteristics and stages of grief to work through.
Flowers, food, and donations often stream in to support families who have lost loved ones. But science — and reports from those who are grief-stricken — is now confirming that a dog might be one of the best methods to console those who are grieving.
When a loved one dies, you need time — to grieve and to begin the healing process. That’s why it’s necessary to understand what, if any, bereavement leave your employer offers. This list of bereavement leave questions and answers will get you started.
If you’re struggling with unmanageable grief attacks during bereavement, this guide can help you understand what grief panic attacks are and how to cope with them.
Use these techniques to stay emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy while grieving a loss.
Grief support groups try to connect you with others, but not everyone feels comfortable sharing their emotions. That’s why finding the right format to receive grief support is as important as seeking it in the first place.
As you’re working through the stages of grief, it’s common to stir up bereavement guilt. To help you avoid being stuck in that phase for too long, we’ll help you understand what you’re feeling and how to cope.
Children grieve in a much different way. Their perception of death and their grieving process change in each developmental stage. That's why it’s important to explain death to a child in an age-appropriate manner.
If you don’t have time to attend in-person grief support groups or seek grief counseling, the following grief books and blogs can offer assistance on your schedule.
Many families face bereavement scams after the loss of a loved one. But if you know what to look for, you can avoid being scammed and focus on finding grief support.
Some bereaved use actions instead of emotions to grieve and to turn grief into positive effects. These stories may inspire you to do similarly as you’re coping with grief.
Grief is difficult enough on its own, but it seems to be magnified during the holidays. Try these 12 ideas to cope with grief during the holiday season.
Search for grief support resources, such as in-person groups, online forums, and phone hotlines, available in your area.