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5 Tips on Learning to Carry Your Grief (PDF)

Grief demands that our emotions and heartache be adequately attended. This resource gives five tips to help you attend to both.

Dispel the Misconceptions About Grief (PDF)
As you journey through the wilderness of your grief you will find a path that feels right for you. However, others, not understanding, may try and pull you off that path. Learn how some common misconceptions about grief and mourning may be the reasons for their misunderstanding.

Has Grief Made You Lose Your Mind (PDF)
Rest assured you are not crazy—you’re grieving. The two can feel remarkably similar sometimes. This information may help you better understand the normalcy of your unique journey into grief.

Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Dies (PDF)
Someone you love has died. You are beginning a journey that is often frightening, painful, overwhelming, and sometimes lonely.  This article provides practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your personal grief experience.

Healing Your Traumatized Heart (PDF)
Grief will be complicated by a sudden, traumatic death. This article offers compassionate guidance for coping with your grief.

Miscarriage/Stillbirth/Infant Death

Bereaved Parents Wish List [PDF] - A compilation of things bereaved parents wish others knew about grief.

Substance Related Loss Support

Grief will be complicated by the cause of the overdose death. This article offers compassionate guidance for coping with your own grief as well as helping others.

The Grief of an Overdose Death I (PDF)
The Grief of an Overdose Death II (PDF)

Suicide Loss Support

Survivors Bill of Rights [PDF] - For those who have had someone die by suicide this resource gives them permission to grieve in their own unique way.

Coping with Suicide Loss [PDF] - To lose someone to suicide is complex and confusing, this article can offer strategies to assist in coping day to day.

Our Nations Youth And Suicide
Purdue University Global has published a youth suicide resource titled ”Our Nation's Young and Suicide” published by Lisa Wright, PT, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This resource provides detailed information on risk factors and warnings in regard to suicide prevention strategies. Also included in the resource are warning signs that educators can be aware of in a classroom setting.

Helping a Suicide Survivor

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.TALK(8255)

MDHHS Warmline 888.733.7753 connects individuals with certified peer support specialists who have lived experiences of behavioral health issues, trauma or personal crises, and are trained to support and empower the callers.

Homicide

This article from Grief.com is appropriate for children, teens, adults and families. It features helpful tips as you navigate conversations, feelings and hopefully find some comfort.

https://grief.com/grief-and-shootings

Useful Online Articles

What You Can Do For a Person Who is Bereaved

What to Say and Do in the Aftermath of Loss

How to Help a Grieving Friend

I Don’t Know Who I Am Anymore

NPR:  Patton Oswalt explains how pop culture gets grieving wrong

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