Grief Journey

Last Updated 3/9/23

Sad woman on bench Grief Journey

During this time of great loss, we’d like to share information that we believe could be helpful to those who want to help someone who is grieving or those who are seeking self-help for their own grief journey.

We hope the materials presented here will better equip our community for sorrowful moments and enlighten non-counselors in this area.

And we hope that the information here will be a blessing to many. God bless!



Living With Grief In A Culture That Doesn’t Like To Talk About It

We don’t do grief very well in this country. We don’t talk about, we get uncomfortable around it, and in some mind-twisting way, we hope grief will leave us alone if we pretend it doesn’t exist. But that’s not how grief works. – The Colin McEnroe Show


Featured Video Content

Materials from CrossPoint Clinical


It’s a Process (Sajjan Sharma, MSW, CrossPoint Co-Founder, Clinician and Ordained Minister)

Holding Space (Sajjan Sharma, MSW, CrossPoint Co-Founder, Clinician and Ordained Minister)

Frozen in Time (Sajjan Sharma, MSW, CrossPoint Co-Founder, Clinician and Ordained Minister)

Third Party Resources:

Articles, Web Resources, Documents

How your brain copes with grief, and why it takes time to heal   – An article by NPR| An excerpted audio version of this interview first appeared in a recent episode of NPR’s daily science podcast, Short Wave, hosted by Emily Kwong and produced by Berly McCoy.

I Want to Remember Everything: by MIKAELA SHIFFRIN   – An article by The Players Tribune – Signature |Olympian medalist and World Champion alpine skier, Mikaela Shiffrin shares her grief insights after losing her father suddenly in 2020. 

People struggle to understand grief, but it is a byproduct of love – An article by The Guardian | featuring US psychology professor Mary-Frances O’Connor who leads a grief, loss and social stress lab, investigating the effects of grief on the brain and the body.

How to Support Someone Who Is Grieving – Article from Mutual of Omaha | What to say to someone who is grieving ? The stories in this article offer guidance and insight from experts and individuals who have confronted these issues.

Sleep Troubles May Complicate the Grieving Process – Article from the University of Arizona | Those who have persistent sleep problems before the loss of a loved one may be at higher risk for developing what’s known as complicated grief, a new study finds.

Unending grief of COVID-19 deaths causing problems for some – Article from ABC News | Experts say it’s too early to say whether prolonged grieving, also known as complicated grief will be a major complication from the pandemic

‘Steamrolled Us In Every Direction’: The Year Grief Hit From All Sides – Article from National Public Radio|
Greif comes in many forms and is reflective of our times.

We Must Give Sorrow Words – Article from Amnesty International |
Recognition by President Biden that “grief must be witnessed” – in the words of bereavement expert David Kessler – is an important one.

Helping Someone Who’s Grieving – PDF From HelpGuide |
HelpGuide is an independently funded nonprofit organization

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief – from Harvard Business Review | The Harvard Business Review is a general management magazine that Harvard Business Publishing issues

Myths and Facts about Grieving – PDF from Care Dimensions |
Care Dimensions works to expand access to hospice and palliative care in MA

COVID Grief Network | Specific content and care for young adults

What’s Your Grief? | Online grief community – a great all-around resource with articles, webinars, and e-courses about grief

Covid-19: New poll spotlights grief during pandemic – from Vatican News/Radio | The challenges of grieving during the pandemic and the role of faith in the process

Grief in Common | Online community designed to connect those who are grieving based on background and similar experiences

Modern Loss | Stories, articles, resources, & more – all taking a non-traditional look at grief

Grief Stories – From NAMI | Shared personal stories of grief

Just for Me, Healing Activities for Children and Teens – From Ryan’s Heart (PDF) | Ryan’s Heart—a non-profit organization for grieving families

Childhood Traumatic Grief Educational Materials for Parents Booklet (PDF) | Available from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

How to Deal With Grief Pamphlet – From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (PDF) | Help and resources for those who are grieving

Rick’s Place – Rick’s Place is named after Rick Thorpe – beloved husband, father, brother and son who lost his life in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 | Rick’s Place compassionately supports grieving children, teens and their families through facilitated peer activities, school-based programs and community outreach.
Rick’s Place Volunteer Appreciation Video 2020

3rd Party Video

Grief Counselling: 3 Techniques Therapists Can Use | From Uncommon Practitioners/Mark Tyrrell, psychotherapist trainer

We don’t “move on” from grief. We move forward with it | TED talk
Nora McInerny is an author, a podcast creator, a social entrepreneur

Things that can help us grieve | with Julia Samuel
Julia Samuel MBE, UKCP, BACP Acc. Psychotherapist

Grief, it’s Complicated…..10% of the Time | TED talk
Dr. Susan Delaney, a clinical psychologist and Bereavement Services Manager with the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF)

Living with Grief in Uncertain Times: Help and Support for Families – Five Part Series from the Willow House.
Willow House provides supportive services for children, teens, families, schools and communities who are coping with grief.
Episode 1: Understanding Grief and Loss: How Grief Impacts Families
Episode 2: Navigating Grief During COVID-19: How to Help Yourself
Episode 3: Navigating Grief During COVID-19: How to Help Your Children
Episode 4: Coping as a Family During COVID-19 and Beyond
Episode 5: Grief, Change and Growth

Support Groups

Find a Support Group Search – from Psychology Today
Find a GriefShare support group or event near you – from GriefShare
The Dinner Party
Their mission is to transform life after loss from an isolating experience into one marked by community support, candid conversation, and forward movement using the age old practice of breaking bread

Books and Movies

HEAVEN: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS – Book, Movie and Ministry
Written and Produced by local author , Alan Duprey
Movie trailer, clips, and behind the scenes video

Compassion Books

The 16 Best Books About Dealing With Grief, According to Psychologists – from the Strategist
Online shopping guide from New York Magazine

“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and that hallow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”

Jamie Anderson |