Category: The Grief Compass

Suicide Loss: Connection is Key

Suicide Loss: Connection is Key

Suicide Loss: Connection is Key The Benefits of a Support Group A loss by suicide can be confusing.  Individuals grieving a loved one to suicide not only feel the immense sadness that comes along with their grief but may also have additional feelings to complicate […]

Help Grieving Children Through the Holidays

Help Grieving Children Through the Holidays

Helping Grieving Children Through the Holidays Adults play an important role in helping children grieve, especially over the holidays when new emotions and memories can hit with full force. Children often have trouble expressing their emotions, and when they see their parents hurting, they naturally […]

Twelve Tips to Help a Grieving Loved One during the Holidays

Twelve Tips to Help a Grieving Loved One during the Holidays

Twelve Practical Tips for Saying, Doing the Right Things The holidays are quickly approaching, and while many people look forward to yearly traditions, gatherings with family and friends and the general good feelings associated with the season, some people dread the holidays. For those who […]

Helping Grieving Children During the Holidays

Helping Grieving Children During the Holidays

  Helping Children Cope with Grief During the Holidays Click here for 6 tips to help children cope with grief during the holidays plus 3 remembrance activities – encouraging them to remember and honor the lost loved one through both old and new traditions can […]

When the Holidays are Hard

When the Holidays are Hard

  The pressures around the holidays can be even more challenging after the death of a family member. Here are some tips from The Dougy Center to consider that may help as you navigate the challenges, as well as a Holiday Plan Worksheet downloadable flyer […]

Grief and the Holidays

Grief and the Holidays

Holidays are about togetherness and joy.  When one is grieving during the holiday season, togetherness and joy with their loved one is not an option.  Holidays are innately more difficult and only magnify the loss.The sadness feels sadder and the loneliness goes deeper.    The need […]