You or your loved one may begin feeling the effects of loss and grief before a death actually occurs. These are normal reactions to current and future losses.
Grief: A Normal Response to Loss
Grief is a normal response to the loss of a loved one. Reactions from grief can affect the whole person. These reactions may include physical, emotional, psychological and behavioral changes.
Grief and Loss
All our lives are filled with losses, great and small. We lose youth, jobs, money, loves, friends, faith, trust and hope.
Books about death and dying and grief often help those who are grieving understand that what they are feeling is normal.
Children's Suggested Reading
Refer to this reading list for books about death, dying and grief made especially for children.
Helping Children With Death
Death and dying can be difficult for children to understand.
Talking With Teens About Death and Dying
Adults often do not know how to discuss death and dying with teenagers. This guide may help.
Talking With Children About Death and Dying
Adults often do not know how to discuss death and dying with young children. This guide may help.