Chapter Eight Links
Here Comes The Sun: Closure for Family and Friends
Hard. Grief is hard. Anyone who has gone through it will tell you that. But they will also tell you that you can get through it.
Did You Know …
- The first holidays will be difficult for your friends and family.
- You might want to leave instructions asking them to put together a basket for the food bank in your memory, or make a Christmas ornament that has something to do with a memory of you, or dish out food at the homeless shelter.
- That while grief has its stages and you need to go through each of them, you can and should go through them in your own fashion and at your own pace.
- When grief becomes extended and begins to alter your life in significant ways, it’s time to get some professional help.
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Helping Your Friends and Family
- Memorial Tree planted in U.S. National Forests https://thetreesremember.com
- No such thing as eco-friendly balloons https://ecopartybox.com.au/biodegradable-balloons/
- Tips for starting a grief journal https://www.frazerconsultants.com/2018/02/four-tips-for-starting-your-own-grief-journal/
- Memorial Party while still here on earth SeattlePI.com/lifestyle/311417_lifecelebrations13.html
- The seven choices of grief
- Elisabeth Kubler Ross official website http://www.ekrfoundation.org/
- GriefNet http://www.griefnet.org/
- GriefShare http://www.griefshare.org/
- Grief.com – Grief and the Holidays https://grief.com/grief-the-holidays/
- Journey of Hearts Online place for anyone grieving a loss http://www.journeyofhearts.org/
- Mayo Clinic article on complicated grief http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/complicated-grief/DS01023/METHOD=print&DSECTION=all
- Special note for for grieving families and victims of Mesothelioma! Please check out their website that has important information Mesothelioma.net at https://mesothelioma.net/
- The Air Crash Support Network http://www.accesshelp.org/
- Compassionate Friends http://www.compassionatefriends.org/
- The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families http://www.dougy.org/
- Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Support Groups https://www.verywellhealth.com/grief-loss-bereavement-support-groups-1132533
- International Association of Fire Fighters http://www.iaff.org/
- Lifekeeper Memory Quilts https://afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/lifekeeper-memory-quilts/
- The National Center for Jewish Healing http://jewishchaplain.net/2018/09/11/national-center-for-jewish-healing/
- Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. http://www.pomc.com/
- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors – Armed Forces http://www.taps.org/
- Hope for Widows A national non-profit https://hopeforwidows.org
Not in book but this site has 115 top sites for coping with grief and bereavement
- After the Darkest Hour: How Suffering Begins the Journey to Wisdom
- by Kathleen A. Brehony Ph.D.Psychotherapist Brehony has written a thoughtful, upbeat book that stresses that we will all suffer, that we can’t avoid it, and that to do so well will ultimately enrich our lives.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805064362/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=304485901&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0684811707&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1FYK6AX9X9PXKNNGDJPG