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.
Notes & Updates
UK friends: website descriptions that are specific to the UK are in green text.
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Helping Your Friends and Family
About Muckrosss House Gardens http://www.muckross-house.ie/house-garden.html
Memorial Journals – link broken – try link below:
SeattlePI.com/lifestyle/311417_lifecelebrations13.htmlThe seven choices of grief
http://www.aarp.org/family/lifeafterloss/articles/seven_choices_of_grief.htmlElisabeth Kubler Ross official website
Harvard article on complicated grief
The First Christmas After a Death
Journey of Hearts Online place for anyone grieving a loss
Mayo Clinic article on complicated grief
The Long Goodbye: A study of bereavement By Meghan O’Rourke
http://www.compassionatefriends.org/The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
http://www.dougy.org/Grief Support Services.Org
International Association of Fire Fighters
Lifekeeper Memory Quilts
The National Center for Jewish Healing – Original link broken. Try below:
Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors – Armed Forces
Widowed Persons Service – AARP
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