One of the biggest changes in life comes when someone we cherish leaves us through death. Grief is a reaction to losing someone. We all have experienced those loses throughout our lives. We all know grief, in our unique, personal way. Yet grief is something that connects us, as we all experience it. It is neither bad nor immoral, and cannot be processed by someone else.
Grief can also be experienced through separation and divorce.
We need to acknowledge that our grief has exacted its toll on us, but also appreciate what we have learned; understand that we can, and that those who cared about us want us to, move on.
Grief Support Resources
A list of local grief support organizations;
Available support for widowed, divorced and separated people; list of funeral homes in Manitoba; book recommendations and much more!
A guide for coping with Grief and Bereavement after the death of a loved one. Practical Matters
The Canadian Grief Alliance (CGA), is a group of leading grief specialists and more than 150 national and provincial organizations that are encouraging the Government to adopt a proposal to address national gaps in grief services that are leaving hurting Canadians unsupported in their grief.
The Alliance includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and therapists, academics and organizations providing grief services. It is convened by the Canadian Virtual Hospice , an internationally recognized charitable organization with a track record of developing award-winning online resources that serves 2.4 million users annually.
Center for Loss and Life Transition
A private organization dedicated to furthering our understanding of and compassion for the complex set of emotions we call grief. Dedicated to helping both the bereaved, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and bereavement caregivers, by serving as their educational liaison and professional forum.
A place where men and women can discuss, chat or browse to understand the many different paths to heal strong emotions. Resources on the site include excerpts from author Tom Golden’s books on healing from loss.
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.
Grief support information and resources from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
Grief and Bereavement Document - click here.
Catholic Organizations and Resources - click here.
Community Grief Support - Prayers, Tips and Community Resources - click here.
Helpful Tips on Writing an Obituary - click here.
(Courtesy of Desjardins Funeral Home)
Bereavement Support Programs - Community Resources - click here.
Grief Support Organizations - click here.
Beginning Experience Ministry for widowed, divorced and separated people - website
Funeral Homes in Manitoba - click here.