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Helping Grief Make Sense.

At Grief Stories, we believe passionately that sharing stories fosters connection, helping people cope with grief. Our professionally created videos invite you into the stories of real people and health professionals sharing stories of coping with loss and insights about grief. All content is vetted by health care experts.

Video

Lynda – “Guilt during a time of crisis”

Lynda – “Guilt during a time of crisis”

Lynda discusses how to deal with guilt.

Cheryl and Mike – “Time”

Cheryl and Mike – “Time”

Cheryl and Mike talk about time and their journeys. They continue to grieve the death their daughter in a car accident.

Maureen – “Your experience of loss is unique”

Maureen – “Your experience of loss is unique”

Maureen explains how your experience of grief is your own.

Podcasts

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Death of a Parent – Matt’s Story

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Death of a Child – Holly’s Story

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Death of her partner – Kara’s Story

Blog

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Losing a Lifelong Family Friend

Written by Arielle Astroff January 18th, 2020 is a day I will never forget. A day that changed my life, and the lives of many, forever. This was the day that my neighbour and family friend of twenty years unexpectedly passed away. On that winter day, he and my dad were shovelling snow together when…

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The Unique Wounds of Ambiguous Loss

Post by Maureen Pollard, MSW, RSW The Unique Wounds of Ambiguous Loss Ambiguous loss, as it relates to death, happens in two ways. A loved one may be physically absent, missing and potentially dead, but without definite evidence to confirm a death. A loved one may be mentally absent due to conditions like dementia or other circumstances…

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Guilt and Remorse in Grief Work

Guest post by Sharron Spencer, SSW-G, RSSW Sharron Spencer is a Registered Social Service Worker working in the field of Mental Health & Addictions since 2014, as a second career. Sharron currently works as the Grief & Bereavement Coordinator at Hospice Georgina. She trained in the Child & Youth Grief and Bereavement Certificate program with Sick…