The Grief Journey

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How to Cope with the Loss of a Pet

The loss of a pet is a traumatic experience and many people find it difficult to cope with the strong emotions that follow afterwards. Pets are loyal friends and companions and are often treated as valued members of the family, so feelings of grief when a pet dies can be intense.  If you have ever […]

How to Help Children Cope with Grief

Losing a loved one is a tragic experience which can be especially hard on children. A child who loses a parent, sibling, a close relative, or even a pet, can feel a deep sense of loss that they do not fully understand. We all grieve in our own unique way, but children don’t have the […]

What Are the Five Stages of Grief?

The five stages of grief is a concept often used to explain how people cope with grief after the loss of a loved one. Although there are numerous ideas on the process of grief and how people experience bereavement in general, the five stages of grief is comprised of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and – […]