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Section 17 - End of Life
Section 18 - Funeral Planning
Section 19 - After Death Occurs
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Grief & Sorrow
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Grief & Sorrow
Bereaved Families Support Center Online offers support for people who have lost an immediate family member.
Grief Counseling
We do not propose to be therapists or counselors at this site, but, having been through our share of funerals and grieving for any number of reasons, we offer the following support and advice.
Grief Net   offers a variety of resources related to death and major losses. Discussion and support groups for bereaved persons are available through mailing lists.
Email Support Group Adult Support Groups
Growth House offers extensive grief and bereavement section, including a chat room and information about general and family bereavement, pregnancy loss and infant death, and helping children with grief and illness.
Help With Grief And Stress: Some days we just need a little help. Lift your spirits and ease your stress at Beyond Indigo

Widow Net   contains help locating other widows and widowers online, a mailing list, recommended books, support groups, poetry, and information on multicultural views of death and dying.
offers extensive information about grief and bereavement:
A Guide to Grief will help you understand the grief you and others may feel after a death, whether sudden or anticipated.
Frequently Asked Questions About Grief: Find answers to your most common questions about grief.
Healing After a Loss: Suggested actions for the bereaved and for those who care.
How Do You Know You Are Feeling Better? You can measure the progress you have made in adjusting to your loss by identifying certain feelings and behaviors which have appeared.
Ideas for Writing: You may find it helpful to sort out your thoughts about your loved one by writing a letter to the person who died.
Keeping Watch: Readings, prayers and spiritual resources for those keeping vigil and giving care.
Knowledge of the Grief Process gives us a very generalized map of the terrain we have to cover. Each of us will take a different route. Each will choose his own landmarks.
What Do We Need During Grief?   lists seven areas requiring special attention during the grieving process.
Loss of A Child
Heavenly Angels Branch of Grief Recovery: Chat rooms and message boards for those who lost a child to death.
The Compassionate Friends A support organization that offers friendship and understanding after the death of a child.
Children & Young Adults
Children and Grief: A must visit section of the Beyond Indigo site if you are looking for information on child grief.
Kids Aid an online support group for children dealing with any kind of
loss. It includes artwork, stories and poems.
Helping Children Deal With Loss   Through the Journaling Process by Katherine Dorn Zotovich It is extremely important to listen to your child verbalize their fears, anger, confusion and doubts. We should explain that grief and the feelings it evokes are natural responses to loss. We must
encourage our children to let their sadness out by sharing their thoughts, feelings and memories with trusted listeners.
Children and Grief: A must visit section of the Beyond Indigo site if you are looking for information on child grief.
How do I explain cremation to my 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son? Their grandparents have been cremated.
Hospice Net
Children and Grief: Parents should be aware of normal childhood responses to a death in the family, as well as danger signals.
Children's Understanding of Death This chart is meant to be used as a guideline to childrens understanding of death from newborns through teenagers.
Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief Bereaved teens give out all kinds of signs that they are struggling with complex feelings, yet are often pressured to act as they are doing better than they really are.
Helping Young Surviving Children As a parent, you can take the lead by explaining death and having answers to your child's most frequent questions.
Helping Younger People Cope with Cancer Deaths and Funerals Understanding the problem; When to get professional help; What you can do to help; Possible obstacles; Carrying out and adjusting your plan.
Talking To Children About Death What we say about death to our children, or when we say it, will depend on their ages and experiences.
What Do You Tell Children? Children have to be told about death. It will make sorrow and death much easier for a child to deal with if they know something about it beforehand.
When a Parent Dies :  All children need to have the facts and their feelings surrounding their loss confirmed often; for this reason it is also important to listen to what they have to say.
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