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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

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.

Lynda – “Guilt during a time of crisis”

Lynda – “Guilt during a time of crisis”

Lynda discusses how to deal with guilt.

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

Road to the horizon

Parental Death – Michelle’s Story

Misty Forest

Loss of a Grandparent – Melissa’s Story

Grass field

The Loss of Parents & Grieving Each Differently

Blog

Traumatic Loss

Living in the Aftermath of Traumatic Death

The sudden unexpected, traumatic death of a loved one is something like having a limb torn off.

Shocking. As if the air has been sucked from your lungs and you can’t manage another breath.

Woman overlooking a valley at sunset

Anticipatory Grief During a Pandemic

Post by Maureen Pollard, MSW, RSW It is 2020 and the world is gripped by a relentless pandemic. The news is filled with rising numbers of confirmed cases, frightening death tolls and slowly increasing numbers of recovered patients. People are facing orders to stay at home except for essential business to help slow the spread of covid-19.

Man upset on dock overlooking a lake

When You Can’t Be There As a Loved One Dies

Post by Maureen Pollard, MSW, RSW There are times when we have some warning that a loved one is dying. We can change our agendas and make travel plans in order to be present at the death or in their last days. Other times, it simply isn’t possible. If death comes swiftly and unexpectedly, we are left…