G r i e f E x p l a i n e d
In the United States, the grief process is often hidden or expressed privately. Many of us have never experienced a person grieving firsthand and so we are unprepared when it comes to our doorstep. At Hold My Hand Grief Support our core belief is that knowledge can give you strength when you are forced into the unknown. Thankfully, there are doctors, scientists, psychologists and grief specialists who dedicate their lives to the study of grief and the best practices to assist people.
Delve into the site and visit pages specifically for you and your circumstances -- whether you're a widow, widower, caregiver for a grieving child, or friend or family member who is wanting to help -- it is all here to bring you support and comfort. Below you'll find links to some of the resources we have found to be especially informative and helpful explaining the grief process.
The 5 Stages Of Grief
Simply understanding what many believe to be the universal steps to grieving can help you manage through this time and relieve some of the confusion and hurt you may be experiencing.
Twelve Insights To Help
Taking action can be uplifting and empowering when you have a guide to follow.
How Children Grieve Differently
DignityMemorial.com provides a plethora of information on their website. One such article is written by Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America, that can help you really understand the differences in the way children grieve.
How to Help Others
Sometimes we can be at a loss to help our friends and family during this difficult time. We don't know what to say or do to comfort them, and we may feel that we are doing harm instead of good. The links below are a guide to follow to provide heartfelt care when needed most.
Well-known pastor of Saddleback Church, Rick Warren and his wife Kay recently experienced the trauma of losing their son Matthew to suicide. They have reached out to share how they are coping.