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Grief Resources

Grief is the normal response to a loss or the anticipation of a loss.  Still, the sadness, anger, guilt and loneliness that are common and expected in grief can be overwhelming, yet are all part of the healing process.  Helping people through grief is a very important part of hospice care.  Good Sam’s specially-trained bereavement counselors help patients and their loved ones understand grief and work through it. This service is particularly beneficial following the death of a loved one and, if desired, continues the year following a loss.

Good Sam has a long-standing tradition of community leadership in bereavement care and support.  We are committed to enhanced, comprehensive bereavement services, well beyond the Medicare mandate, because we believe this is a vital role and responsibility for a non-profit, community-based hospice.

General Grief

These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.

Helping Yourself with Grief

If someone you love has died, you are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.

Helping Others with Grief

If a friend has experienced the death of someone loved, how can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief.

For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.

Funerals, memorials, cremation and related topics

The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death.

Resources for Grief Caregivers

Caregivers have special needs of their own. The following articles are designed to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as those who are suffering from loss.