Bereavement Counseling

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Is My Child Grieving Normally?

Children tend to respond to death very differently from their adult family members. Kids Path counselors often receive questions from parents and caregivers who are worried about how their child is coping with a recent loss.

Supporting a Bereaved Person through Traumatic Loss

In the wake of a sudden, unexpected or otherwise traumatic loss, effectively supporting a bereaved person can seem difficult or even impossible. People who lose a loved one in such...

Your Holiday Grief Toolkit: Piecing Together a Holiday without your Loved One

There is perhaps no milestone so daunting for the newly bereaved as the holiday season: a time typically spent celebrating family and enjoying the company of loved ones. Getting through...

50 Practical Gestures to Help a Grieving Friend

When comforting someone who is grieving, how many times have you said “If there’s anything I can do. . .”? You mean it sincerely—you want to help—you just don’t know...

In a Crisis, Spiritual Resilience Can Pull Us Through

This year’s theme for Pastoral Care Week is “spiritual resilience.” What does it mean to be spiritually resilient? How can resilience help us through a crisis, like a serious illness...

Five Things to Know About The Grieving Teen

Adolescence is always difficult, but adding a loved one’s serious illness into the mix can make this time even more complicated. The needs of a grieving teenager are unique and...

Coping with the Death of a Parent

Losing a parent is a process and adjustment. If you spent the past few weeks or months caring for your parent, you may feel especially lost and helpless. There will...

Discussing Loss and Grief with a Child

After the death of a loved one, children will grieve. Grief is a normal reaction to loss and change. With encouragement, support and time, most children will successfully incorporate the...

Your Journey Through Grief

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be a very difficult experience, emotionally and physically. You may be feeling overwhelmed with the thought of moving on. Bereavement counseling...

Supporting a Bereaved Friend

Your friend has been caring for her elderly father for a year and he has died. Now, more than ever, is the time to support your friend. She is experiencing...