Grief Resources

A selection of grief resources categorized by topic or type of death. We update and add new resources frequently.

Follow the links to find a selection of websites, articles, blog posts, books, podcasts and personal stories about grief.

 

Grief During Covid-19

In The Community – A list of grief and bereavement organizations and professional counselling options.

Children’s grief

Death of a child

Death of a spouse/partner

Diverse grief experiences

General grief resources

Grieving a death by substance use

Grieving a death by suicide

Pregnancy loss, stillbirth and infant death

Sibling grief

Teen grief


When the sun rises tomorrow: A guide for living after loss

Grief Guide Cover

Grief is a normal response to the death of a loved one and is  experienced as a result of loving those we care most for. Grief affects us emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, socially and  physically. As you navigate this unfamiliar terrain in your new world, we hope the information in this guide eases your journey and offers you comfort and support through the days, months and years ahead.

It is our hope that with this information you will become more familiar with most of the universal and normal emotions and  reactions one may expect after experiencing the death of  someone they love. For each of us, our grief is unique; this is a simple guide, and only a guide, to what you as an individual may be experiencing.

What you’ll find in this booklet:

  • The inspiration for the guide
  • A note from Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region
  • Our mission & vision
  • What you may experience when grieving
  • Common myths about grief
  • Uniquely you
  • The Mourner’s Bill of Rights
  • Special days and memorializing
  • Changing relationships
  • Returning to work
  • The myth of closure
  • Hope and healing

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